Greytown Museum

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Tel: 031 413 9124
Fax: 033 417 1393
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venue 66 Scott Street
Greytown Midlands
time Mon - Fri 1pm-4:30pm
open pub hols
cost Enterance Fee: Free

The Museum has a large collection of memorabilia from the Umvoti Mounted Rifles involvement in the Bambatha Rebellion of 1906, the Zulu, the First Anglo Boer , the South African and the two World Wars.

The museum houses a Hindu and Muslim room, Zulu culture room, Victorian children's room, military room, old kitchen, blacksmith's firge in the coach house, old farming equipment.

Museum exhibits include:

* Steam engines
* An old hearse
* A restored Cape Cart
* A Spider

* A prime exhibit is a 1750's cannon brought to Greytown in 1852, all the way from Port St. Johns, through countryside inhabited with wild animals, by an eighteen year old orphaned girl accompanied by ten shipwrecked Zulus .

* A 115 year old fig tree (Ficus Natalensis) was planted by Annie Botha (sister of General Louis Botha), while married to Dr. Birtwell who built this house.
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