Museums in KwaZulu-Natal

Top Museums in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Museums in KwaZulu-Natal

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  • Casey1709
    Ipswich, UK74 contributions
    Interesting place to visit, clean, well kept grounds and very clever visual sculpture of the great man. Glad I broke my journey from Durban to Dundee here.
    Written 2 November 2023
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  • 101Amanda
    United Kingdom140 contributions
    We had a good 4 hours here lots to see, but it does need a bit of investment but we enjoyed our visit.
    Written 16 December 2023
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  • 101Amanda
    United Kingdom140 contributions
    We had a lovely lunch in the visitors centre and tried some fantastic afrikaans food. The memorial was splendid - you do need a 4 x 4 to get here though the roads are something else - but totally worth it!
    Written 16 December 2023
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  • angela c
    Durban, South Africa82 contributions
    Such an interesting curated collection of African artworks and home wears and ceremonial outfits
    Had a private guided tour. Cost was R100pp, well worth it.
    Loved the 'puppet dolls' in cultural outfits
    Wish we'd stayed a bit longer and been able to wonder around by ourselves after the tour, and I'd taken more photo's.
    Our guide was bubbly and knowledgeable.
    Written 30 September 2023
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  • local287
    Somerset West, South Africa72 contributions
    We visited this museum many years ago and we were so glad we went back. It is still very well curated and cared for. Well worth the visit!
    Written 18 June 2023
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  • Inverknoll
    Hilton, South Africa33 contributions
    We had family visiting from the UK, with a little boy of 3.
    Wow! A must see / do in Pietermaritzburg, even if you go alone.
    Incredibly well preserved.
    Written 13 February 2024
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  • vasigie
    Pietermaritzburg, South Africa5 contributions
    When you enter the building, there's a warm welcoming atmosphere. The works of art are extremely beautiful and amazing. The sculptures are well made and makes you realize how well crafted they are. There is a coffee shop where you can sit and enjoy a meal, while taking a break. There's lots to see. You will truly enjoy your visit, just as I did. I've been to the Gallery about 4 times already.
    Written 7 February 2020
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  • K Bosch
    Durban, South Africa24 contributions
    Amazing museum, everything is very well looked after and friendly staff! Beautiful city Hall building as well. Great art gallery as well.
    Written 29 September 2023
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  • okiesooner09
    Oklahoma381 contributions
    Admission was very inexpensive. It only cost R7 apiece as seniors (about 35¢). It was a nice telling of the history of the siege of Ladysmith. There was lots of photos and verbiage but there were also displays of uniforms, cannon ammunition, lots and lots of things. You could spend hours if you took the time to read everything.
    Written 16 May 2023
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  • JustinWRA
    Durban, South Africa43 contributions
    The Killie Campbell Museum epitomises "hidden gem". While a little unsuspecting and without a great deal of information online it proved to be a surprising and rewarding visit. Lulu the museum curator was available and took me on a guided tour of this the private residence of the Campbell family. The museum is home to a wonderful collection of Zulu cultural artefacts, literature and history. Lulu explained the stories behind the family, their legacy and the collection in a way that brought it to life. A day well spent.
    Written 22 August 2018
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  • U_S_travelers
    United States9 contributions
    Very pleasant atmosphere, and well located in an up-and-coming district. Local beadwork, textiles, and art in several mediums. Good place for browsing, viewing, shopping, or just talking with the local artists.
    Written 12 August 2018
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  • travelling veggie
    London, UK10 contributions
    Great little museum with some fascinating exhibits and vessels (including an old tug boat you can wander all around, which is fab), offering some interesting local insight, including into the inglorious days of whaling. Overall a little dilapidated but well worth making the effort to go.

    Audio guides are no longer available (you can still see the numbers beside the exhibits) but you can ask in reception (where you buy the tickets) and they should provide you with a free guide to walk you around in person. Note: they didn't automatically offer us the guide, we got her by going back in and asking where the audio guide was. You can explore the museum alone if you prefer, as there are some information panels, but these aren't brilliant and you learn more with a guide for sure.

    Good value entry at R10, with free parking outside, cool drinks available to buy at reception (and picnic tables where you can sup these) and some great views across the harbour.
    Written 27 January 2024
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  • KimiK48
    214 contributions
    Visited this small but informative museum several years ago as it was 'strategically' located between my hotel and the ICC.
    Gave some valuable background and insights into the ugly history and practices of apartheid.
    I'm glad to see that is still exists and highly recommend a visit if you stay in the area for a conference or otherwise.
    Written 19 July 2019
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  • Anne
    Leeds, UK24 contributions
    On arrival we were told that the Fort was closed, but if we would make a small donation we would be shown around, which we did as visiting here would link our interest in the Zulu battles. The guide was very informative and we enjoyed our time there. It’s such a shame that it’s basically only open at weekends now, although turning up like we did I’m sure they’d make the offer. There is a craft museum and the lady opened for us. The crafts are lovely and you can buy small items. COVID seems to affected so many places which are now struggling.
    Written 10 January 2023
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  • Prof Ernst Uken
    Pietermaritzburg, South Africa75 contributions
    Having visited this informative museum many years ago, I was surprised at the good shape this historical museum is still in.
    Written 27 May 2018
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