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The Durban Local History Museums

Bergtheil Museum

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Cato Manor
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KwaMuhle
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Old Court
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Old House
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Pinetown
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Port Natal
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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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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 occurred on 13 February 2004.

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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 chapter in our collective journey to overcome HIV in South Africa.

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30th January 2017

The Delville Wood 100th & DHS 150th Anniversary Exhibition – KwaMuhle Museum

This exhibition which opened on 12 July 2016 at the KwaMuhle Museum tells two stories. The first story celebrates the establishment of a great school, DHS 150 years ago. The other story recalls the tragic loss of so many lives in the Somme Offensive 100 years ago.

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30th January 2017

Nokutela Dube’s musical Autoharp is finally back home, Durban

Local History Museums has been fortunate to have a special donation of a musical instrument used by one of the mothers of our nation, Mama Nokutela MaMdima Dube, first wife of the first President-General of the African National Congress, Dr. John Langalibalele Dube.

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30th January 2017

Durban’s Lady in White: Perla Siedle Gibson

There were more than three million men who passed through Durban on their way to the battlefront and there are few among them, who will ever forget the sight of a motherly figure in white, standing alone on the quayside, her arms outstretched towards them, singing familiar songs like “Land of Hope and Glory” and “It’s a long way to Tippereray.”

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30th January 2017

The historic Vasco da Gama Clock

The Vasco da Gama memorial clock was manufactured by Walter Macfarlane & Co’s Saracen Foundry in Glasgow, Scotland, in cast iron to a design selected from their catalogue, and is one of only three surviving examples in the world today.

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