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We went here today what we saw was very interesting,but the only problem most was closed off for... read more

Reviewed 6 November 2018
Dartmouth, United Kingdom
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Colonial History in Abundance

This museum gives an insight into the colonial era and on show are many crafts and costumes... read more

Reviewed 1 January 2018
Gloucester, United Kingdom
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6 Nov 2018
1 Jan 2018
“Colonial History in Abundance”
Corner West & Aliwal Street, Durban 4001, South Africa
+27 31 207 4547
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Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

We went here today what we saw was very interesting,but the only problem most was closed off for renovation's went to see the skeleton of the dodo bird sad we didn't see it.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank christinegN7438SP
Reviewed 26 August 2018

We didn't spend too long in the museum however I did explore the exhibition, war history and the vintage toy collection. It seemed a bit disconnected and as if it was only there because it had to be there not because it should be there....More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank JustinWRA
Reviewed 18 February 2018

This museum is very interesting and informative on the history of apartheid. It opened my eyes to many things I didn't understand.

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank boekenwurm88
Reviewed 1 January 2018

This museum gives an insight into the colonial era and on show are many crafts and costumes illustrating Durban's many cultures.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank GordonW318
Reviewed 6 September 2017

The old museum had a spectacular display of early colonial history , which has been replaced with a tribute to the armed struggle, I certainly hope that the amazing collection of clothing has been preserved and not destroyed. Dont waste your time going to see...More

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank hobbitrsa
Reviewed 16 May 2017

This is the place Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi used to go as a barrister in SA while he was there. Now, this has been converted as a museum of Durban's history, with very little on Gandhi himself. But it quite a well kept small museum with...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Jayan T
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Built in mid 1860's, this is the oldest building in Durban and has seen its fair share of history. Once a courthouse, it was loop holed during the Anglo-Zulu war of 1879. it bore witness to South African wars, the two world wars, later it...More

Date of experience: September 2016
3  Thank Dr_Saiful_67
Reviewed 31 January 2017

Others have correctly summarized the experiences to see on the two floors of this free museum. The building itself is as interesting as the exhibits. However, I was struck by the sign that explained that it was in this Courthouse that Gandhi was tossed out...More

Date of experience: October 2016
1  Thank DougS51
Reviewed 12 January 2017

A small museum set in the original old court house. The displays are very disjointed and try to cover too much in very little detail or sequence. It would be good to see this space used to show the development of Durban from its inception,...More

Date of experience: December 2016
1  Thank Janet M
Reviewed 9 January 2017

We visited as part of a walking tour and found it fascinating. A large amount of historical information and warrants allowing enough time to appreciate it. Free entry so perfect for travelling on a budget.

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank Knobjunior1974
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