Old House Museum

Museums in or near Central, Durban in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa.

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Where? 31 Diakonia Street, Durban, KwaZulu Natal.

When? Monday to Saturday from 08h30 to 16h00; Sundays and Public Holidays from 11h00 to 16h00.

How? Call +27 (0)31 311-2261

How much? Falls into price group R1 to R100 per person. Confirm with the provider.

Overnight? Overnight at accommodation in Central, in KwaZulu Natal

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 Council, this site was donated for heritage purposes by George Churton Collins and opened on the 12th of June 1954. It serves to represent Durban's first example of the elite class lifestyle introduced by the Victorian Settlers.

Antique adornments tell a tale of the everyday life of the Robinson Family who are represented by mannequins dressed in period fashion. Sir John Robinson owned Durban's newspaper and was Natal's first Prime Minister. Household history furnishes the ambiance of yesteryear with fascinating fixtures, fitting and fine furniture.

The view of Durban life and landscape can be seen in the original nineteenth century oil paintings suspended from the museum walls. An authentic ox-wagon and post-cart represent the transport means of the time; clocks and china document the culture of the time . An embroided cloth autographed with the names of local leaders capture political personalities of past times. A walk down memory lane leads to this memorable house.

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