Kwa Muhle Museum

Currently 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: Museums, History Museums, Family And Kids, Photo Gallery

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.

  • 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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  • Kwa Muhle Museum Address: 130 Bram Fischer Rd, Durban 4001, South Africa
  • Kwa Muhle Museum Contact Number: 27-313112237
  • Kwa Muhle Museum Timing: 08:30 am - 04:00 pm
  • Kwa Muhle Museum Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Kwa Muhle Museum(preferred time): 08:30 am - 04:00 pm
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  • 71.68% of people who visit Durban include Kwa Muhle Museum in their plan

  • 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

Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday

92.84% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Kwa Muhle Museum

People normally club together Natural Sciences Museum and Victoria Street Market while planning their visit to Kwa Muhle Museum.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures
  • 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.

  • Interesting place if you want to learn more about Durban and their people. Entrance is Free.

  • Its full entertainment and all kind off ship inside the see we enjoyed it this museum on durban sea port

  • This is a great historical mesuem for old south africa. It offer a very deep and very sad ways of old south african government was treating black south africans.

  • Great historical lessons to be learnt

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