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museumThe Museum is situated in an historic building, built in 1912 as the Hospital,  it still provides accommodation for the Nursing Sisters who work in the Sanatorium. Tthe remainder of the  building has been transformed into a Museum and Archival Vault.  The archives have been carefully looked after for some years before the creation of a Museum in 1992 and the many artifacts and documents, many had been given at the time of the Centenary Celebrations,  are properly stored and displayed. The building lies opposite the Crookes Block and between the Headmaster’s house and the Sanatorium.  GPS 29°29'31.1"S 30°18'03.3"E.

The collection consists of documents, artifacts, photographs, “the Hiltonian” 1901-2016, books of English literature, South African and KwaZulu -Natal history, old newspapers and flags.  The journal, the Histories of Hilton College and The Witness Collection of photographs have been digitized and may be accessed through the School website.

Visiting Hours are: Tuesday and Thursday during the school terms, 8.00am – 1.00pm.  Should these hours not suit, contact the Museum curator  to arrange a time.

Contact during school terms: Telephone 033 3830100 (2157); email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , Post The Curator, Hilton College Museum, Pvt Bag 6001, Hilton 3245, Fax 033 3830080

Hilton College Museum

The Museum is situated in an historic building, built in 1912 as the Hospital,  it still provides accommodation for the Nursing Sisters who work in the Sanatorium. Tthe remainder of the  building has been transformed into a Museum and Archival Vault.  The archives have been carefully looked after for some years before the creation of a Museum in 1992 and the many artifacts and documents, many had been given at the time of the Centenary Celebrations,  are properly stored and displayed. The building lies opposite the Crookes Block and between the Headmaster’s house and the Sanatorium.  GPS 29°29'31.1"S 30°18'03.3"E.

The collection consists of documents, artifacts, photographs, “the Hiltonian” 1901-2016, books of English literature, South African and KwaZulu -Natal history, old newspapers and flags.  The journal, the Histories of Hilton College and The Witness Collection of photographs have been digitized and may be accessed through the School website.

Visiting Hours are: Tuesday and Thursday during the school terms, 8.00am – 1.00pm.  Should these hours not suit, contact the Museum curator  to arrange a time.

Contact during school terms: Telephone 033 3830100 (2157); email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , Post The Curator, Hilton College Museum, Pvt Bag 6001, Hilton 3245, Fax 033 3830080

 

The Hilton College of today has been built up over a period of over a hundred years. The electric light, macadamized roads and hot showers which we take for granted were unknown to early Hiltonians. While today a Hilton boy swims in a modern tiled pool, complete with filtration plant, his counterpart of sixty years ago and more swam in the farm dam. While a motor car brings the Durban boy to Hilton in just over an hour, ninety years ago the trip took two days. Prep was done by oil lamp; hot baths were the privilege of seniors, water being carried by paraffin tins. The present dining hall was once the chapel, assembly hall and concert hall as well.

The estate is all that an Hiltonian of the 1870's would recognise in the Hilton of the 1990's, for he, like the present day pupil, wandered over the country side and knew Rolling Stones, Pinnacles, Gwen's and the rest.

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archive

A magnificent donation by an Old Boy has galvanized the school into digitizing its records.  Through the work of AfricaMediaonLine a major step forward has been accomplished during the year and now important parts of the collection are available online. http://hiltoncollege.africamediaonline.com/ 

 

In the Dining Hall the portraits of the previous fifteen Headmasters hang. These are men who have given of their time and energy in leading this great school.

 

1880-1919

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1880-1919

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