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Kwa Muhle Museum

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130 Ordnance Rd, Durban, South Africa
+27 31 311 2233
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This is Durban’s evocative and graphic apartheid museum and includes an interesting beer brewing and distribution exhibit.
  • Excellent25%
  • Very good46%
  • Average16%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible2%
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“hiv aids” (2 reviews)
“south africa” (2 reviews)
“blacks” (2 reviews)
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130 Ordnance Rd, Durban, South Africa
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+27 31 311 2233
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Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

Its a small musuem but offers great history about urban history of the city. I also enjoyed synergy of the HIV/AIDS part .Once again if you familiar with KZN(Durban) history (apartheied and post apartheid)you will appreciate this synergy . As a South African , i...More

Thank Sibs18
Reviewed 15 April 2017

Small place, worth the trip to learn about what happened in Durban towards ending Apartheid. Also an excellent exhibit about HIV/AIDS and TB in South Africa and what is being done and how it is working.

Thank Ghosha5
Reviewed 5 April 2017

This museum has been around for years, and really provides an interesting and well-curated experience, both for the permanent and temporary exhibitions. Deals with the lived reality of locals under the pass system and racist apartheid laws.

Thank Elizabeth D
Reviewed 31 January 2017

My guidebook prepared me not to expect too much of this museum. Good thing because while it was interesting and worth seeing, it didn't really teach me much that I didn't already know. It was interesting to see how apartheid caused suffering in Durban but...More

Thank DougS51
Reviewed 12 January 2017

I was surprised to find a whole room taken up by HIV education. One member of staff not very helpful and unable to explain the HIV exhibit. Another member of staff found asleep in a lecture room, she was very indignant at being disturbed! From...More

1  Thank Janet M
Reviewed 9 January 2017

We visited as part of a walking tour and found a very informative museum with a detailed exhibitions on HIV and Apartheid. A small museum that will not take a huge amount of time to explore but an important part of Durban's history.

1  Thank Knobjunior1974
Reviewed 12 May 2016

This is the place to go if you want to learn about how Blacks were treated if they want to get permit to seek work in Durban during the apartheid era between 1910 to 1975.

Thank 831bcm
Reviewed 15 March 2016

I took a visitor from Norway to this museum an felt VERY let down. The staff didn't even seem to notice that we were there. No friendly greetings, no informative help, just nothing. The displays were also very rundown.... Durban can and should do a...More

Thank DunxB
Reviewed 23 January 2016

Despite checking websites - and the board outside - were dropped off here to find it was closed on New Year's Eve (which is a normal working day).

Thank foxjenny
Reviewed 10 January 2016

This trip gives a great idea of how bad the segregation was during the apartheid times in South Africa. From bars to taxis to dompasses, this museum bares it all perfectly.

Thank xyracire
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