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Address: 234 Anton Lembede Street, Durban 4001, South Africa
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You'll need a couple of hours to wander around. I found this museum well kept and informative. well worth visiting for local or overseas visitors. There's no coffee shop though... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Durban, South Africa
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Durban, South Africa
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38 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You'll need a couple of hours to wander around. I found this museum well kept and informative. well worth visiting for local or overseas visitors. There's no coffee shop though and nothing nice nearby that i found!

1 Thank 712sandimac
Durban, South Africa
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33 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

This small museum has loads of exhibits, with new ones coming out all the time. The staff are excellent with public, answering a whole range of questions and keen to receive collections. The temporary exhibits are thought provoking and there are regular activities

Thank Jone P
New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017

Located on the second floor of the City Hall, this small museum was worth seeing but could have been so much more. It was jarring to see life size replica of dinosaur suddenly appear around a corner that had nothing to do with the displays in the cases near it. Still I learned something and did enjoy several of the... More 

1 Thank DougS51
Preston, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

A well laid out museum with good exhibits and information. The staff however were not very enthusiastic nor were they helpful.

Thank Janet M
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39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

Small museum just above the town hall, can keep the little ones busy for a couple of hours, it's free as well! don't forget to see the Egyptian mummy which is easy to miss near the entrance.

Thank tricunfos
Ladysmith, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

Promptly opened at 8.30am and welcomed by friendly staff,we started our tour.All sections were well lit and information on all displays were easily accessable.Curators were very helpful with our questions.

Thank trentkaii
Durban, South Africa
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159 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

My earliest and probably fondest memories are based here at the Natural Science Museum of Durban. My mom and siblings would make this a nearly weekly treat to check out the museum, linger around the stuffed animals and have coffee and cookies at the Watering Hole. My last visit was just as nice. A real treasure in the hustle and... More 

Thank delaine c
Amanzimtoti, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Visited as part of our Dbn museums trip with my 7 yr old son. Was very nicely put together, well displayed and in very good condition. Staff not the most helpful or friendly I've found. But then again South Africans still need to work on that customer service side of things.... other than that a very enjoyable experience

Thank SharkeyUSA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

Awesome place..lots to learn i love it.had the best time.i would recommend it to every1 ..as a young south african i learned alot

Thank Elske D
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

As a young child I used to visit the museum at least once a month with my gran and I am pleased to say that 20 years later it is still in the prestine condition I remember it being in - along with a few new additions. The animals are beautiful preserved and set in their 'natural habitat' on display... More 

Thank Kelly S

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