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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
Museum

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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

Inside the Queen Thomo Memorial News
20th June 2018

Umkhumbane Cultural and Heritage Museum

Cato Manor has a long and interesting history and the pulse of the area still beats strong, with a large informal settlement sitting…
Exhibitions
13th June 2018

Passbook Competition: Exhibition

Durban Local History Museums recently celebrated the fifth year of their Passbook Competition with an exhibition at the Durban Art Gallery. The exhibition opening was…
Events
13th June 2018

SAMA National Conference: Call for Submissions

In October this year the South African Museums Association (SAMA) will hold their annual conference, with the theme for 2018 being 'Hyperconnected Museums:…
Ayanda Ngcobo & Gugu Ntshangase presenting at the SAMA conference, May 2018 Events
31st May 2018

The Importance of Ongoing Research

Ayanda Ngcobo & Gugu Ntshangase presenting at the SAMA conference, May 2018 At the recent SAMA conference that took place last month, members of…
Events
30th May 2018

Preventative Conservation: Training

An integral part of museum work is the conservation of artefacts. It's not enough simply to store something. Factors such as climate, pests…
Neil Stuart-Harris & Jenny Stretton demonstrating the cleaning of museum artefacts, South African Museum Association conference, May 2018 People
23rd May 2018

Meet the Team!

Museums don't just run themselves - it takes a dedicated team of individuals with specialised skills to research the history of artefacts, collate exhibitions…

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