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Natal Museum

237 Loop Street, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
+27 33 345 1404
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Kids love it

My grandchildren love it (aged 4 and 2). They get so excited they run from exhibit to exhibit. The... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jaxw1962
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Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
Education and information worth the distance

Arguably one of the best museums in KZN, the Natal Museum is very well maintained, meticulously... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Luc V
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237 Loop Street, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
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+27 33 345 1404
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"couple of hours"
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"interesting displays"
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"human history"
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"rainy day"
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"a real gem"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My grandchildren love it (aged 4 and 2). They get so excited they run from exhibit to exhibit. The Marine gallery is difficult to find, but well worth the search. Dinosaurs are also a big attraction. Museum entrance fee is R10 for adults and R5.00...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Arguably one of the best museums in KZN, the Natal Museum is very well maintained, meticulously set-up and very educational. Its vast resource of information from natural to local history is bountiful, well researched and impeccably documented. The taxidermied animals are amazingly real and the...More

Thank Luc V
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Reviewed 21 April 2018

Looking back now, I'm not sure why I was so surprised. I wasn't expecting much maybe. The Natal museum is a real gem in Pietermaritzburg. It has an amazing selection of taxidermed wildlife. As someone visiting from Ireland, it was wonderful to see the specimens...More

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Reviewed 9 November 2017

wonderful experience....been there twice as a child, therefore took my kids there on different occassions

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Reviewed 25 October 2017

Good educational experience to get kids interested in wildlife. Cheap but well worth it. The variety of animals on view is superb: elephants, apes, and the bird display is super.

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Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

Collection of millions of natural and archaeological scientific collection sparring over 200 years some invaluable species from human history, animal, human and history and heritage of indigenous peoples of SA This museum must be called science institute it has some of the greatest scientist and...More

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Reviewed 27 June 2017

There are many stuffed mammals and birds in the museum, so it is rather old fashioned in its approach, although there are some more modern displays with well captioned illustrations. The stuffed birds are not always in good condition so they do little justice to...More

Thank Paul T
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Reviewed 25 May 2017

Clean and well looked after museum. The kids enjoyed all the different displays. Worth visiting for young and old

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Reviewed 16 May 2017

Great for browsing with kids and family. Interesting displays and lots of information. Spend at least half a day browsing the exhibits.

Thank Nolan J
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Reviewed 3 May 2017

Always been a perfect place to take the kids on a rainy day. So much to see and explore. Great displays and info for young and old. Don't pop in if you don't have a couple of hours to spare.

Thank Leslie V
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Rajahiyer
4 October 2017|
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Response from Jabu M | Reviewed this property |
The best economical way to reach Pietermaritzburg it's by car for those who love exploring the country side, the distance is about 488 Km single trip and will thus require 5 hours to and 5 hours Re back. You can return... More
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Karen S
1 February 2017|
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Response from Mr Kavith H | Reviewed this property |
Taxi cabs appear to be relatively reliable. Companies such as Chedies and Metro Cabs are probably the best.Minibus taxis are not safe though.
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Tracy H
4 January 2017|
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Response from Mr Kavith H | Reviewed this property |
Parking is a problem in the upper Jabu Ndlovu Str (old Loop Str). You could try the Imperial Hotel (used to be Protea Imperial until recently) across from the Museum. They may assist for a fee. Roadside parking is available... More
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