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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

ArticlesExhibitions
12th June 2019

Missing Memories

SS Mendi Memorial, Port Natal Maritime Museum While most of the exhibition pieces that make up the Port Natal Maritime Museum have been…
Articles
6th June 2019

The SAS Durban

Yesterday we wrote about the planned restoration of a number of the vessels that make up the Port Natal Maritime Museum, one of…
Exhibitions
5th June 2019

Braving the Elements

One of the downsides to having an open-air museum is that your 'artefacts' are exposed to the elements, and in a subtropical climate…
News
31st May 2019

History Through Story Telling

As a Professor of History, post doctoral fellow Naledi Nomalanga Mkhize, is well aware that history is often told from the perspective of…
Articles
28th May 2019

The Role of the Curator

Following our previous discussion on the role of an archivist, this week we examine an integral museum position, that of the curator. A…
Events
15th May 2019

International Museums Day

International Museum Day was established by the International Council of Museums (ICOM) in 1977, and has grown with each successive year. Last year…

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