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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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Durban
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

Exhibitions
1st December 2020

Virtual Exhibitions Around the World

While the Covid-19 pandemic has made visiting museums a difficult feat, technology offers some respite by providing online access. Although travel plans might…
EventsUncategorised
24th November 2020

Commemorating Indian Indentured Labourers who arrived in Durban in 1860 – 160 Years On!

November 16th was a momentous day for many in Durban and KwaZulu-Natal as it marked the 160th anniversary of the first Indian indentured…
Exhibitions
17th November 2020

The Phansi Museum

The Phansi Museum is a non-profit organisation that seeks to benefit the public by showcasing an impressive collection of artefacts from southern Africa.…
News
10th November 2020

Introducing 100 Story Africa – Sharing Local African Histories One Tweet at a Time

A collaborative group of African historians and storytellers have taken to Twitter and launched 100 Story Africa. The project gives local historians a…
Exhibitions
3rd November 2020

Museum in a Box – Using Technology to Reclaim Local Histories and Make Them More Accessible

Museum in a Box is an innovative project that aims to make history accessible for all. It does this by taking exhibitions outside…
ExhibitionsNews
27th October 2020

Historic Minesweeper Ship Half Sinks at the Maritime Museum in Durban

The SAS Durban – a 60-year-old wartime ship– partially sunk at the Durban harbour in June of this year. Thankfully, no one was…

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