Museums of Eswatini

Swaziland National Museum

Swaziland National Museum

The Swaziland National Museum was founded in 1972 and is located in Lobamba, adjacent to the Parliament. It is pivotal for preserving past traditions and culture for future generations. The International Council of Museums (ICOM) defined a museum as a “non-profit making institution in the service of society and its development that is open to the public” in 1974. Among the many goals of the Museum is to collect all natural and man-made objects that reflect the Swazi and Southern African peoples’ natural and cultural heritage.

  • Address: H635+825, Lobamba, Eswatini
  • Phone: +26824161179

Bulembu Mining Museum

Bulembu Mining Museum

Inside an old cableway station from 1939, you’ll find the Bulembu Museum that contains many items of antique mining machinery. The museum’s top floor focuses on the days of asbestos mining and houses a variety of machinery from that era, including early medical equipment and film projectors that used arc welding rods instead of bulbs. A timeline depicting the history and intertwining of mining and colonialism can be found on the ground floor.

  • Address: 24WG+HXX, MR20, Bulembu, Eswatini
  • Phone: +26834022376
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