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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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Moth Museum of Militaria

Where? Durban Central
Warriors Gate MOTH Museum of Militaria: The museum was started by World War 1 veterans and is now the international headquarters of the MOTHS organisation. The museum houses a superb collection of medals, ...

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. ...

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 ...

Addington Centenary Museum

Where? Durban Beachfront
In 1879, Addington Hospital, named after Rt. Hon. Henry Addington (Prime Minister of Great Britain, 1801) was built across the beach from the Indian Ocean of KwaZulu Natal. In its centenary year Addington ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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