Newcastle Museum (Fort Amiel)
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||No 4 Fort Road
Amiel Park Newcastle
||Mon to Fri: 8am-4pm
||Entrance fee: Free
Cultural museum of the Anglo-Zulu War
Fort Amiel houses an historic/cultural museum. Displays concentrate on the two Anglo-Boer Wars, the career of Sir Rider Haggard, the Cookhouse is typical of those found at British Army Bases in the 1880's.
Situated in Newcastle, was built in 1876 by Major Charles Frederick Amiel and a force of two hundred men from the 80th Staffordshire Volunteers. The Fort was to serve as a supply depot, transit camp, and hospital for the British during the Zulu War and the Transvaal War of Independence. The fort is located on a knoll, overlooking the town of Newcastle, and today houses the Newcastle Cultural History museum.
Displays include the following
The Fort's canteen houses, clothing, bric-a-brac, old photographs from Newcastle's past.
Guard House has a display of the 80th Regiment,furniture used by the Quartermaster, Captain Perrin.
A recent addition to the Fort is a Zulu Umuzi (hut) with a detailed interior.
Family facilities for braai and picnic
A braai and picnic area with 4 braai stands and 5 thatched umbrella picnic tables, is available for private functions (excluding weddings), free of charge. 4 steel tables and 60 chairs are also available for extra seating or use.
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