This building, once the headquarters of the City’s infamous Native Administration Department and the center of Durban’s harsh system of labour control, has been transformed into a museum. The museum seeks to reflect the 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.

MUSEUM HOURS: Open: Monday to Friday 08h30 to 16h00. Saturdays 08h30 to 12h30 Closed: Sundays & Public Holidays

Admission: Free

FACILIITIES: Free on site parking for museum visitors Separate Male and Female toilets A toilet suitably equipped for visitors with babies A toilet suitably equipped for disabled visitors

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130 Bram Fischer Rd, Durban Central, Durban, 4001


031 311 2237