The Pinetown Museum

The Pinetown Museum

The Pinetown Museum is a multi cultural museum featuring a wide rande of displays and exhibitions, and is housed in the Pinetown library and museum complex. The museum provides insights into many aspects of the surrounding region, and also provides a comprehensive summary of the development of the Pinetown area from prehistory to more recent modern times.

Local history exhibits at the Pinetown museum include various displays about well known settlers and prominent characters from the region, dating back as far as the mid nineteenth century. Also featured are awards from the Rand show, an informative display showing the development of Durban's first waterworks at Paradise Valley, and a selection of old Edwardian furniture and other paraphenalia.

Diversity of the local culture of the area is also well represented with a number of items on display ranging from Zulu craft consisting of beadwork, traditional weapons and plumage, to more recent developments in customs and tradition. Also included at the Pinetown Museum are several natural history displays, with exhibits on poisonous snakes, flora, small mammals and birdlife which can be found in the region.

A central theme at the museum is Anthropology, focusing on the evolution of the human species, and the exhibit includes a replica of the famous "Mrs Ples" skull found at the Sterkfontein caves in 1947, and the shull of the early hominid Australopithecus Africanus found by Professor Dart in Taung, on the Highveld in 1925. The shull was believed to have belonged to a child, estimated to have existed over two and a half million years ago. The collection also includes various stone age implements and artifacts, and gives visitors valuable insights into life in earliest civilizations. Aspects of local Indian culture are also represented in this interesting museum.

Research facilities are available at the Pinetown museum. For more information call (031) 718 2740

Accommodation Near The Pinetown Museum

Apricot Sky B&B

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Pinetown

1.3km North of The Pinetown Museum

Apricot Sky offers a warm welcome, excellent service and a relaxing atmosphere. Unwind after a busy day in the tranquil garden,then enjoy the comfort of our up-market suites

From R 350,00
Per person, per night sharing.

Manor Lodge

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Pinetown

1.7km South of The Pinetown Museum

Manor lodge has become one of the most popular destinations for business travelers when visiting Pinetown. This owner managed lodge offers well-appointed, tastefully decorated rooms

From R 400,00
Per person, per night sharing.

Pinetown Lala Land

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Pinetown

1.8km North West of The Pinetown Museum

Pinetown Lala Land , is situated in the afluent suburb of Manors in Pinetown. It has 7 bedrooms all en suite with private entrance. All rooms have television with selected DSTV channels, airconditioner , free wireless internet. The rooms are well equip

From R 350,00
Per person, per night sharing.

La Familia Guest House

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Pinetown

2.6km North of The Pinetown Museum

La Familia Guest House is without a doubt, the number one choice of business travelers when they come to Pinetown. We cater mainly for the corporate market, and to meet their requirements.

From R 325,00
Per person, per night sharing.

Park Lane B&B

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Kloof, Durban

2.6km North West of The Pinetown Museum

Park Lane Bed & Breakfast is very centrally situated in the picturesque village of Kloof, 25km from Durban, high above the heat and humidity, yet within easy reach of all amenities to make your stay comfortable and enjoyable.

Sleeps: 14 in 6 units/rooms
From R 490,00
Per person, per night sharing.

Southey House

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Kloof, Durban

2.9km North West of The Pinetown Museum

Southey House is conveniently situated in the leafy suburb of Kloof, close to the M13 and near to Thomas More School. It has breathtaking views over Durban and the ocean beyond. Guests can relax in the tastefully furnished guest lounge, on the expansive

African-Queen Bed & Breakfast

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Cowies Hill

3.0km East of The Pinetown Museum

Our B&B has four double rooms, two of these rooms (suite 3 and suite 4) share a TV lounge and fully equipped kitchen. The lounge also has a bed in it so if a family or friends hire these two rooms (which each have their own bathrooms), they can ...

Sleeps: 8
From R 650,00
Per person, per night sharing.

18 Pioneer Kloof

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Kloof, Durban

3.2km North West of The Pinetown Museum

An Elegant Colonial Estate set on 3 acres of manicured lawns and garden Built in 1900. Beautifully appointed Pub in the theme of the era.

From R 400,00
Per person, per night sharing.

Villa Valencia

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Pinetown

3.4km East of The Pinetown Museum

Villa Valencia is a Spanish style house, 5 rooms en-suite (bath or shower). Double or twin beds. Each room has a television, ceiling fan, heater. Private outside entrance to each room and BBQ facilities with patio and balconies. Daily breakfast ...

Sleeps: 7 in 4 units/rooms
From R 625,00
Per person, per night sharing.

Croeso

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Kloof, Durban

3.5km North West of The Pinetown Museum

Two luxuriously appointed en-suite bedrooms each with their own entrance... the deluxe suite offers the ultimate with a spa bath. Each room has every possible comfort with celing fans, heaters, hospitality tray, soft percale linen, heated ...