Museums on the Meander

Nelson Mandela Capture Site Visitor’s Centre – +27 79 971 3074
Open: Monday – Sunday, 8:30am – 4:15pm
Closed: Christmas Day, New Year’s Day
The exhibition tells of Mandela’s life story and how he built a new nation from a conflicted South Africa. 

Howick uMngeni Museum – + 27 33 239 9230
Open: Monday – Friday, 8:45am – 12:30pm and 1:30pm – 3:30pm
           Saturday 10am – 1pm
           Sunday, 10am – 3pm or by appointment
Closed: Christmas Day, New Year’s Day
View some of the stories of the town and multiple narratives from people about settlement, life and change along the uMngeni River, on the edge of the magnificent landmark the Howick Falls. 

Rhode House Museum, Mooi River – +27 33 263 1221
Open: Monday – Friday, 8:00am – 4:30pm
Closed: Weekends and Public Holidays
Explores the founding of Mooi River, its history as a tented hospital during the Anglo-Boer Wars, and its primary agricultural and sporting activities. 

Fort Nottingham Museum –  +27 82 490 9951
Open: Saturday – Sunday, 10am – 4pm
Looks at the history of this garrison settlement, established to protect settlers from the San. 

Hilton Station Railway Museum – +27 83 278 1490
Open: Sat 9am-12pm. Call for bookings for photo shoots/ school tours.
Wander down the railway line and explore the 7 locos that make Hilton Station their home. Marvel at the wonders of the public transport system of yesteryear.