In 1898 the nucleus of the museum collection was already established when Mr. Otto Elkan donated a collection of, among other things, quartz and other mineral specimens, and natural history curios, which were displayed in the Carnegie Library. From these humble beginnings the Museum now consists of a Main Museum where the Geology and Mining, Swazi history and general history of Barberton are displayed, as well as Belhaven and Stopforth House Museums, Fernlea Museum and the Block House.
Visiting Times: Monday-Sunday
Main Museum: 09:00-16:00
Belhaven House: 10:00-12:00 14:00-15:00
Block House: Anytime
Fernlea House: 09:00-13:00 14:00-16:00
Stopforth House: 10:00-12:00 14:00-15:00
Entrance fee only for Belhaven and Stopforth: Adult: R20,00. Child: R10,00 Rest is free.
Museum: 36 Pilgrim Street Barberton 1300. Tel: +27 (0) 13 7124208 Fax: +27 (0) 13 7124281 Email: Curator.