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The Durban Local History Museums

Bergtheil Museum

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Cato Manor
Heritage
Centre

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KwaMuhle
Museum

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Mpumalanga Heritage Museum

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Old Court
House
Museum

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Old House
Museum

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Pinetown
Museum

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Port Natal
Maritime
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D-Abouturban is the gateway to KwaZulu-Natal’s rich multi-cultural heritage. eThekwini Municipality exhibits this enthralling history to the public in several unique museums located within the city.

The collections, exhibitions and programmes at the Durban Local History Museums provide a captivating window into eThekwini’s diverse history and rich cultural heritage.

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News, Events, Exhibitions & Articles

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17th April 2018

Liberation Heritage Route Seminar

Far from the staid, somewhat archaic image many people may have of the world of museums, Durban Local History Museums are constantly innovating…
Bed warmer hanging on the wall of the 'Bedroom', Bergtheil Museum, Westville, KZN Exhibitions
16th April 2018

Taking You Back in Time

19th Century copper, brass & wood bed warmer One of the wonderful things about museums is their ability to take us back in…
Exhibitions
11th April 2018

Seeing Through the Eyes of Our Children

2018 marks the fifth year of the Durban Local History Museums' 'Passbook Competition'. The competition takes its name from the apartheid 'dompas', an…
Exhibitions
4th April 2018

Proclamation 73

It is an emotional experience to stand in front of the display at the Apartheid Museum which lists all 148 laws that were…
ArticlesEventsExhibitions
31st January 2017

Denis Hurley Centre exhibition opening

The exhibition will be officially opened to the public on 11 February 2017, as part of annual commemorations of the archbishop’s death which…
ArticlesEventsExhibitions
30th January 2017

The South African Voices HIV exhibition

“South African Voices –Towards a Museum of HIV Memory and Learning” is a large-scale public health exhibition that documents a critical and defining…

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