KwaZulu Natal Museums

Known as the Kingdom of the Zulu, KwaZulu Natal is a melting pot of African, European and Indian cultures. Show on Map

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Phoenix Settlement

Where? Durban Central
The Phoenix settlement (A South African Heritage site) was established in 1904 and the Sarvodaya house was built for Gandhi and his family. During the Inanda Riots in 1985 the house was burnt down and what you ...

Himeville Museum

Where? Himeville
The little town of Himeville is nestled in the heart of KwaZulu-Natal, with the magnificent Drakensberg Mountain Range behind it to make for a breath-taking backdrop of unimaginable proportions. The Himeville ...

Visit the Natal Museum

Where? Pietermaritzburg
Trade in an afternoon playing with mini plastic dinosaur toys for an afternoon spent gazing at a life size models of Stegosaurus, Triceratops and the ruler of the Cretaceous period, T-Rex, at the Natal Museum ...

Fort Nottingham Museum

Where? Fort Nottingham
This fascinating museum is hidden inside an old fort, here you can see interesting exhibits of the early settlers that came to the Natal Midlands around 1856. Learn more about the fort, who built it, the ...

Luthuli Museum

Where? Stanger
The Luthuli Museum is one of the many tributes to those who fought for the freedom and peace of a nation, risking their lives and reputations. They had as their vision a country in which citizens of all ...

Colenso Museum

Where? Colenso
The Colenso Museum, built in 1879, is also known as the Robert E. Stevenson Museum because of the military historian and former director of Natal Hospital Services' contribution to its annuls. It is rather ...

Baynesfield Estate Museum

Where? Richmond
The Baynesfield Estate Museum is made up of a few different sites, giving you a look at the life of Yorkshire born Joseph Bayne who was a Byrne Settler and who founded the Baynesfield Estate museum. During his ...

Run into the Comrades Museum

Where? Pietermaritzburg
An old restored Victorian house holds the history and memorabilia of an old race that is the ultimate human race. Comrades Marathon House serves as the headquarters for the Comrades Marathon and a museum to ...

Cato Manor Heritage Centre

Where? Durban Central
Photographs, documents, artwork and oral histories at this unique and interactive museum capture the life and times of the area and its inhabitants. The Cato Manor Heritage Centre uses the natural light and ...

Minerva Museum and Private Nature Reserve

Where? Richmond
The Minerva Museum is a fascinating place - a treasure trove of interesting odds and ends! From an iron lung to a potato sorter, an aeroplane engine to a candy floss machine, the museum is home to all sorts of ...

Visit the Durban Natural Science Museum

Where? Durban Central
This museum is the most utilised natural science museum in the country. Located in the Durban City Hall, the museum attracts almost 300 000 visitors annually. Visit the boma storytelling area, see a life size ...

KwaMuhle Museum

Where? Durban
Apartheid was a South African political regime that was based on discrimination, and was in effect from 1948 to 1994. It was a painful time for South Africa and its people, but it also played a major role in ...

Old Court House Museum

Where? Durban Central
Durban's Old Court House Museum pays delightful homage to the heritage of Durban. This city is the capital of KwaZulu-Natal Province and home to the King Shaka International Airport, making it one of South ...

Old House Museum

Where? Durban Central
The Old House Museum is housed in an authentic old house typical of the Colonial era. Set on park-like grounds this veranda home's replica architecture is historically notable. Built by the Durban City ...

Join a Whaling History Tour

Where? Bluff
Explore another side of Durban’s fascinating history on a whaling tour. The whaling history of Durban started in 1907 when the Norwegian Consol in Durban raised money to start an operation. The operation ...

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