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

Destinations in KwaZulu Natal


Fort Amiel

Where? Newcastle
Set in Newcastle in KwaZulu Natal is the Fort Amiel Museum. Formerly a fort built in 1876 by the 80th Staffordshire Volunteers and Major Amiel as a lookout post for British soldiers leading up to the Zulu War. ...

Tatham Art Gallery

Where? Pietermaritzburg
The Tatham Art Gallery, one of the major art museums in South Africa, dates back to 1903. Situated in Pietermaritzburg the Tatham Art Gallery serves the Msunduzi region through the Visual Arts. The Tatham ...

Ladysmith Siege Museum

Where? Ladysmith
The Ladysmith Siege Museum, on Murchison Street next to the Ladysmith Town Hall, is housed in a building built in 1884 - regarded both here and abroad as one of the best Anglo Boer War museums in the country. ...

Visit Time Warp Surf Museum

Where? Durban
Warm water, an eternal summer, lifeguards and shark nets mean that surf is always up on one of the six main beaches of Durban. Home to international surfing competitions where the world pros handle local tides ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Visit the Natal Railway Museum

Where? Hilton
The Natal Railway Museum is in the sweet, misty town of Hilton in KwaZulu Natal. Located at the Hilton station and next to what used to be the main railway line between Durban and Johannesburg. This line ...

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 ...

Empangeni Arts and Cultural History Museum

Where? Empangeni
The Empangeni Arts and Cultural History Museum has a representative collection of contemporary Kwa-Zulu Natal artists works and an ethnographic collection of the regional culture. Consisting of the ...

Matatiele Museum

Where? Matatiele
Matatiele is a beautiful town in KwaZulu Natal filled with history and to show it off at its best is the Matatiele Museum. Originally a Dutch Reformed Church, this sandstone building now houses a vast ...

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 ...

Visit the Talana Museum

Where? Dundee
Winning the unspoken 'battle of museums', the Talana Museum arose victorious in the voting war as South Africa's Best Country Museum. 'Talana', a Zulu word holds the meaning of 'the shelf where precious items ...

Umgeni Steam Train Trip

Where? Kloof
If you're running out of steam on your holiday, take it easy at a train window while still taking in the country, it's countryside and it's history on one of South Africa's oldest steam trains. Steam puffs as ...

Old Fort

Where? Durban Central
EThekwini, more commonly known as Durban, is the capital city of the province of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa, and has a host of incredible sites to explore and things to do. In addition to its commercial and ...

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