Things To Do in WestvilleBergtheil Local History Museum
Where? 16 Queens Avenue, Westville, Durban.
When? Monday to Friday from 08h00 to 16h45.
Saturdays from 08h00 to 12h00.
Closed on Sundays and Public Holidays.
How? Call +27 (0)31 203-7107
How much? Falls into price group R1 to R100 per person. Confirm with the provider.
The Bergtheil Museum was named after Jonas Bergtheil and is housed in the oldest building in Westville, dating back to the 1840ís. The museum focuses on the 1848 German settlers that Jonas Bergtheil brought to Natal as Director of the Natal Cotton Company and their contribution to the settlement of Westville, Cleremont and New Germany.
The Bergtheil Museum also has a wonderful collection of photographs, documents and artefacts. The building has undergone alterations over the years but the original cottage still features massive stonewalls and hand-hewn yellowwood floors. The building was declared a National Monument in 1983.