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 ...

Natal Maritime Museum

Where? Durban North
Durban is the maritime trade centre for Africa and the city's economical epicentre so it is fitting that this is where the Port Natal Maritime Museum dropped anchor. This tribute to local seafaring traditions ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Geology Education Museum

Where? Durban
The museum provides a series of displays pertaining to the high school geography syllabus, ranging from a basic introduction to minerals and rocks, to the fields of Economic and Structural Geology and ...

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 ...

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 ...

Whaling Museum

Where? Bluff
A whale eardrum is one of several interesting artefacts on display at the new whaling museum opened by Bluff local, Dave Nielsen, who has decided to share the memorabilia he has kept from his father's heyday ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Bergtheil Museum

Where? Westville
The Bergtheil Museum, based in the leafy suburb of Westville is mostly focused on the first German settlers that Jonas Bergtheil brought to Natal. The museum is housed within Westville's oldest building, ...

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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