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Kwa Muhle Museum

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 good48%
  • Average15%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible2%
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130 Ordnance Rd, Durban, South Africa
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Reviewed 23 March 2015

I visited the museum to explore its use as an alternative events venue for a large international delegation that will be visitng Durban and was bowled over by the incredible snap-shot of Durban and South African history that it captures. If you are interested in...More

1  Thank travellerdbn
Reviewed 9 November 2014

Its a nice museum but I wish they had more history to offer. I must say it gives a good insight about the life and times of workers and how they lived in the society. Visit if you must as its a small museum and...More

1  Thank Kunal A
Reviewed 20 September 2014

An important place to visit if you want to understand more about apartheid and its impacts. Well worth a visit.

1  Thank Merle C
Reviewed 11 September 2014

SO! have driven past this museum a thousand times but never gone in. Went there recently on a workshop. It's very interesting! The exibits are looking a little tired in places but the content is there & is fascinating for locals & foreigners. Kwa Muhle...More

Thank Rowena G
Reviewed 29 January 2014

This museum (just a 10 min walk from the main shopping street) gives very good and detailed insight into some aspects of the Apartheid and how simple laws were used to divide the population in South Africa. It is not very big, so even if...More

2  Thank Florian254
Reviewed 25 June 2013

We had a guide; but, the place has everything well-laid out. Do your homework on apartheid and watch 1959's secretly-filmed "Come Back, Africa" for a history lesson. Very moving and hard to handle in one sitting. But, it showed in reality what this museum depicts...More

3  Thank Jonagold4
Reviewed 4 November 2012

First rate interactive museum and publications and momentos to take away. A painful part of Durban's history even the name means a beautiful place. I like collecting the old postcards from there. One of my main stops when showing around visiting friends. An essential part...More

4  Thank kirunaidoo
Reviewed 12 August 2012

Simple, engaging yet fun look at South African History that will appeal to all ages! I really enjoyed myself here. It was awesome that I never felt that stereotypical, maudlin, boring-old-people vibe that one thinks that a museum is!

Reviewed 25 June 2012

This museum tells an important story of South African struggle. It details passbooks, and why many residents fought to not carry them. I kind of wish this museum was done a little bit better, as the content is great. The displays are a little drab,...More

1  Thank Savvy_wife
Reviewed 10 March 2012

As a museum it's very old school, not particularly inspiring nor interesting.

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