Explore the Durban Local History Museums
On approaching KwaMuhle Museum one is immediately struck by the elegance of the arch lined veranda and large sturdy copper covered entrance doors
This building, once the headquarters of the Cities infamous Native Administration Department and the center of Durban’s harsh system of labour control has been transformed into a museum seeking to reflect Durban’s urban growth, and the history of its residents from a range of perspectives.
Visit the KwaMuhle Museum and discover what life was like in and around Durban during and leading up to the apartheid era. Ponder over the exhibits which include photographic prints of township life, and reflect on the contributions of the ordinary people who laid the foundations of Ethekwini’s development as one of Africa’s leading cities.
How to find the KwaMuhle Museum:
For drivers approaching the museum from the city center : drive up Aliwal Street passing the back of Workshops shopping center on the left and the exhibition centre on the right. After turning left into Ordnance Road keep right, and pass a big multi story building on the right hand side (Metro Water and waste). The arch lined building just beyond is the KwaMuhle Museum. A unique glass guardhouse stands at the entrance to the patrons parking area. (Click here to see map)
Entrance Fee: Free
Parking: Free on site parking for museum visitors
BY SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT:
Nearest refreshments and shops: The Workshops shopping centre , about 5 minutes walk from the museum.
The Durban Local History Museums Trust is a Trust established to assist the Durban Local History Museums in attaining its objectives.