Kwa Muhle MuseumCurrently Closed
- Address: 130 Bram Fischer Rd, Durban 4001, South Africa
- Timings: 08:30 am - 04:00 pm Details
- Phone: 27-313112237
- Ticket Price: Free
- Tags: Museum, History Museum, Family And Kids, Photo Gallery
Kwa Muhle Museum - Review
This elegant building was once one of the world’s most reviled buildings, host to the Department of Native Affairs. From here authoritarian apartheid policies were enforced across the populace. Today the building is a museum showcasing important portraits, documents and other memorabilia of the time leading up to the apartheid era and during. The content is starkly honest, yet free of any biases. It’s that very honesty that makes its impact so powerful. It also exhibits the growth of Durban as a secular cultural hotbed since the apartheid days. Most of the displays are in video and photographic form. Tourists often comment on this strange dual nature of the museum that at once acknowledges the sins of its past yet glorifies the contribution the population has been making.
Kwa Muhle Museum Information
- There are appropriate toilet facilities for disabled and maternity bound visitors.
- Parking on-site is free.
- You may book the courtyard and Lecture Room for private events and talks.
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71.94% of people who visit Durban include Kwa Muhle Museum in their plan
11 AM - 12 PM
48.44% of people start their Kwa Muhle Museum visit around 11 AM - 12 PM
People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Kwa Muhle Museum
92.84% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Kwa Muhle Museum
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Kwa Muhle Museum, Durban Reviews
The first thing that stood out as I walked into the old Native Administration Building was how clean and well preserved it was. Staff at reception were extremely helpful and kind. It was refreshing to experience good service from government employees. The museum itself is small with only 4 main display rooms. One of which has most of Durbans history in the form of story boards and sculptures depicting life at the time. There is a large room where an HIV AIDS gallery is held. There was too much writing on the walls. Literally. Another room showcased stories and paraphernalia of the Durban Old Boys, men who fought in World War 1. Although the information and faculties were relevant and informative, I expected more. Toilet facilities available. Ample parking. Safe.
Heartwrenching and informative. Must see.
To learn about the ugly past of apartheid visit that museum.
The Hiv museum was fantastic to follow icons in life and to see History in the making...i was very impressed and honoured to be there recently on a forum conference
Cleanest museum ever. The staff are amazing.