Baynesfield Estate Museums offer a unique vintage experience with an agricultural focus. We preserve and display wood crafting, blacksmith and communication equipment, tractors, machinery and a comprehensive sewing machine collection, all housed in historic buildings set in a beautiful 5-hectare garden. Included recently, is the Natal Carbineers display
The Baynesfield Museum Complex is a gem where farming history comes to life, and only 50 minutes from Durban and 20 minutes from Pietermaritzburg on the R56.
It is a memorial to the fantastic achievements of the colonists, who came to Natal in the 1850s and 1860s, with nothing more than their tenacity and perseverance, foresight, and hard labour. Joseph Baynes was one of these and he contributed extensively to the development of the young colony.
Bring your picnic basket and spend a day in this beautiful setting steeped in colonial history: the first butter factory, the Vintage Tractor and Machinery Museum, Woodcrafters Museum, a blacksmith’s workshop, a colonial home built in 1882, a kitchen museum and a 5 acre historical garden, featuring the champion Tulip Tree.
School visits are also welcome. Scholars are treated to a demonstration of butter making, tours through the museums and an education in our rich history.
A talk and demonstrations by the Khoi San (Subject to availability)
For enquires and bookings contact Delaine Reddy
Woodcrafter's Museum Housed in Joseph Bayne's Original Homestead