Durban has much more to offer than a magnificent beach! Visit the many museums that showDurban’s history and customs when you come to KZN for your holiday. Besides cultural centres and interesting architectural museums, there are also many museums for children in Durban.
The Durban Cultural Centre
This museum in Durban shows the interesting history, paintings and art of the Indian community in Durban. The Cultural Centre organizes talks, lectures, workshops and dance classes by qualified dance tutors to give you a solid background of Indian culture. There is also a library that receives Indian newspapers and magazines.
The Durban Cultural Centre is located on the 4 th Floor, 160 Old Station Building in Durban.
The Maritime Museum
This museum is ideal for children and seal lovers. The museum is built is built on a small tugboat in Durban’s craft harbour and it contains many different models of ships from the Second World War. It is situated at Maritime place at the bay end of Aliwal Street in Victoria Embankment.
The Bergtheil Museum
The Bergtheil Museum documents the lies of the German settlers in 1848. This museum is set in a 19 th century farm house which is a national monument. The Bergtheil Museum is open from Mon-Fri 08:00 to 13:00 and from 14:00 to 17:00. Located on 16 Queens Avenue in Westville.
The Kwa Muhle Museum
This popular museum depicts the types of oppressive acts performed to the black people in Durban during South Africa’s Apartheid regime in the 20 th century. The museum used to be the office of the department of native affairs and is situated on 130 Ordnance road in Durban.
The Biology Museum
Also a great visit for children is the Biology Museum which hosts many mammal, reptile and fish exhibits. Here you will be able to learn about biological differences between various species while getting fun and interesting facts about animals. Located at the University of Natal on King George V Avenue.
The Catholic Cathedral
See the architectural beauty of the Catholic Cathedral in Durban at the west end of West St. There is no entrance fee to browse this historic building and you will be able to witness this haven of peace in the bustle of Durban’s inner city.
Accommodation when you come to see the museums in Durban
Book yourself into Casa Playa No 5 on the Umhlanga Rocks main beach and experience complete luxury on your holiday in Durban. This luxurious apartment has four spacious rooms, a magnificent view over the Ocean and the best part is that you’ll be close to the shops and trendy restaurants.