Howick Museum

contact Claire Adderley
Tel: 033 239 9240
Fax: 033 330 8051
Send us an e-mail
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venue Falls View Drive
Howick Pietermaritzburg
time Mon to Fri 7:30am-4pm
Sat: 10am–1pm
Sun: 10am-3pm
cost R 2 per adult, 50c per child

Local Howick history & village life

Local history about the inhabitants of the area:
* Hunter gatherers
* Early Zulu settlement
* Colonial farmers
* The start of the Village on the uMngeni
* A concentration camp during The South African War 1899 - 1902
* Industry
* Harnessing hydro electric power from the Falls to run a rubber processing factory
* Agriculture
* Village life
* Western medicines
* Instruments from the local doctor's surgery
* Indigenous medicinal knowledge as practiced by traditional healers
* Home life in Victorian times and a view into an informal settlement.

The museum has a reference library and archive which is accessible to researchers by appointment. Research is done in response to requests and inquiries from many different sectors:
* school children investigating local history and heritage
* requests from the general public for information on buildings
* background research for land claims
* cultural and social research about farms
* research for and by descendants of early settlers
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