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The Fort Nottingham Museum is located in the Natal Midlands, only 15 km from Nottingham Road and close to other quaint towns like Howick and Underberg. This fascinating Museum, which is housed in an old fort, is worth an hour tour of history and early buildings which includes the smallest Town Hall in the country.

Fort Nottingham derives its’ name from Nottingham Shire's Regiment - the 45th 'Sherwood Foresters' from Nottingham in England, who were instructed to set up a permanent fort. The fort was built so that soldiers could protect the settlers from the bushman and from the San raiding cattle.

The Museum takes a look at the history of this garrison settlement and has incorporated displays of artifacts from the San Bushman with information about their way of life and their history in the Midlands. The small Museum has plenty of information on the towns history and it, the Fort and other early buildings is worth a visit while in the area. Guided tours of the Fort and its exhibits are offered to all its visitors.

Things to see and do

  • Guided Tours
  • Old Settlers Fort Buildings
  • San Bushman Exhibit
  • Nottingham Road History Exhibit
  • Fort Nottingham Town Buildings


There is no Admission Fee

Opening times can differ, we suggest contacting the Tourism Office before visiting

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