Pinetown museum

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A museum in South Africa showing the history and heritage of Pinetown — a town established in 1850 around a hotel built on the road west from Durban and named after sir Benjamin Pine, the former governor of Natal.

It is housed in the town library — a large modern two-storey complex surrounded by gardens.

Inside the museum are displays, photos, and artifacts on the indigenous Zulu people, paradise valley waterworks, as well as Pinetown's history, early European settlers, historical figures, heritage and anthropology including the famous ms. Ples from the Sterkfontein caves.

What to do thereSee or know more about Pinetown's history, people, origins and other info or visit other attractions in the area such as the Paradise valley nature reserve.

Best time to visitAny time of the year.

Location of Pinetown museumAt the heart of Pinetown, and less than a 25 km drive west of Durban's city centre and the famous Golden mile.

How to get thereBy vehicle, train, bus.

There is a bus and train station nearby serving trains to Durban where the nearest sea and air port are.

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