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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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 ...

Pinetown Museum

Where? Pinetown
The Pinetown Museum is located in the library complex on the corner of Old Main Road and Crompton Street. The Pinetown museum focuses on local history and displays reflect the early history and cultural ...

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. ...

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 ...

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 ...

Voortrekker - Msunduzi Museum

Where? Pietermaritzburg
Voortrekkers is Afrikaans/Dutch for pioneers but literally means 'those who trek ahead'. The Great Trek (Die Groot Trek) refers to a number of mass movements of these five groups of local Afrikaans pioneers ...

Macrorie House Museum

Where? Pietermaritzburg
Pietermaritzburg is filled with beautiful, old houses but Macrorie House is the only early to mid-Victorian double-storey house open to the public. It is both a national monument and a heritage site. Built ...

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 ...

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. ...

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 ...

Rorke's Drift Orientation Centre

Where? Rorkes Drift
In the midst of the spectacular Drakensberg Mountain Range, the Rorke’s Drift Orientation Centre reveals insights, even secrets, about the beauty and history that surrounds it. This centre is designed to ...

Newcastle Armoury

Where? Newcastle
Newcastle made the decision to build an Armoury during the 1870’s when there was a threat of war against Zululand. The Armoury was built and provided a home for local volunteers and those in service. It is ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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