Between 1939 and 2001, Bulembu operated as a chrysotile mine. Originally named Havelock Mine. Telling the story of thousands of years of history is no easy task, but it has been accomplished in Bulembu with the creation and opening of The Bulembu Museum. The museum is a collection of items that have been at Bulembu for decades. Now those same objects play a pivotal role in telling thousands of years of stories on the geology, colonial history, mining history and transition from colonialism to independence for Bulembu and Swaziland.