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This is Durban’s evocative and graphic apartheid museum and includes an interesting beer brewing and distribution exhibit.
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130 Ordnance Rd, Durban 4001, South Africa
+27 31 311 2233
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Reviewed 6 July 2018

This is a must-see museum in Durban. Set in one of the original Native Affairs buildings in Durban, the exhibits completely capture the absurdities of the Apartheid system, and the callous disregard for the human rights and needs of non-white South Africans. It made me...More

Thank TravelSavvyJen
Reviewed 18 June 2018

This is the place where work permits were obtained is you are looking for work in Durban during the apartheid period, sadly this was applying to Black only, the old generation becomes emotional when they visit this museum. it used to be very crowded with...More

Thank Sandanezwe
Reviewed 11 June 2018

Museum is small but is very interesting in showing how apartheid (and the policies that preceded apartheid) played out in Durban/KZN in what came to be known as 'The Durban system'. The museum is housed in the former premises of Durban’s Native Affairs Department where...More

Thank davet65
Reviewed 18 February 2018

It is a small but interesting museum capturing the basics of Apartheid in Durban. Small room depicting the austere living conditions in the hostels. What I found interesting was how the townships around Durban was developed.Worth a visit if you are interested in History and...More

Thank Sewpersads
Reviewed 18 February 2018

You only understand how little you know if you have been to this museum. After the visit I had a better understanding of this region of South Africa.

Thank Saskia T
Reviewed 1 January 2018

Surprisingly there is a fee to enter when most other museums in Durban are free. However well worth a visit to understand the structure of racial segregation from a past era. Lots of documents that can be read.

Thank GordonW318
Reviewed 8 November 2017

a small quiet but yet informative visit, also combined with the aids exhibit, it is worth a look around

Thank Vanman
Reviewed 25 August 2017

Very good to learn about contemporary history of South Africa. Very didactical and attendants are very kind.

Thank Flavio C
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

1  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.

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