Tour of Durban's Museums (Self Guided), Durban

Durban, located in the KwaZulu-Natal region, is imbued with a number of cultural and natural treasures. The museums of Durban reflect the rich history and culture of this wonderful city, documenting every aspect of city's heritage, from military life to its role as a busy South African port. Take this self-guided tour to explore the best museums in Durban.
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Tour of Durban's Museums Map

Guide Name: Tour of Durban's Museums
Guide Location: South Africa » Durban (See other walking tours in Durban)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 6
Tour Duration: 3 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.7 Km or 4.2 Miles
Author: ashley
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • South African Sugar Terminal Tour Center
  • Port Natal Maritime Museum
  • Natural Science Museum
  • KwaMuhle Museum
  • Moth Museum of Militaria
  • Durban Cultural Center
South African Sugar Terminal Tour Center

1) South African Sugar Terminal Tour Center (must see)

The South African Sugar Terminal Tour Center is a famous specialized museum and is one of the largest of its kind in the world. It is here that sugar is loaded onto large ships and transported to a variety of destinations around the world. The museum features presentations that demonstrate how sugar is produced, processed and refined.
Port Natal Maritime Museum

2) Port Natal Maritime Museum

The Port Natal Maritime Museum features a wonderful exhibition hall, as well as a large, 75-year-old ship with a coal-fired engine. The museum also displays three smaller ships, which are of particular interest to children. The exhibition hall has exhibits centered around nautical themes, including weather prediction and navigation by the stars. The museum is open Monday through Saturday from 8:30 AM to 3:45 PM and on Sunday from 11:00 AM to 3:45 PM.
Natural Science Museum

3) Natural Science Museum (must see)

Durban's Natural Science Museum is one of the smallest science museums in South Africa, yet it is one of the busiest. The museum is located on the first floor of Durban City Hall. It opened in 1887 and is sponsored by the eThekwini Municipality. The museum offers a variety of programs and exhibits focused on ecology, biodiversity and conservation. Admission to the museum is free. It is open 363 days a year.
KwaMuhle Museum

4) KwaMuhle Museum

KwaMuhle Museum specializes in Durban's urban growth and the relationships and interactions between different cultural organizations. The museum's exhibits showcase town life, as well as the history of black trade unions and ordinary residents, portrayed without bias or criticism. The museum is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM and on Saturday and public holidays from 08:30 AM to 12:30 PM.
Moth Museum of Militaria

5) Moth Museum of Militaria

Founded by World War I veterans, the Moth Museum of Militaria features a vast collection of medals, uniforms, badges and other militaria. This museum also focuses on South Africa's participation in both World Wars. The museum is open Tuesday through Sunday from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM and on Saturday from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM. It is closed on Monday and on public holidays.
Durban Cultural Center

6) Durban Cultural Center

The Durban Cultural Center is a museum that specializes in the history of the Indian community in Durban. Indian culture has had a big influence on the development of South African society. The Cultural Center displays a variety of interesting Indian paintings, clothing and jewelry. The museum is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM.

Walking Tours in Durban, South Africa

Create Your Own Walk in Durban

Create Your Own Walk in Durban

Creating your own self-guided walk in Durban is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Tour of Durban's Museums and Galleries

Tour of Durban's Museums and Galleries

The numerous galleries and museums in Durban reflect the city's love of art. Visitors to Durban can admire the works of famous KwaZulu Natal artists, as well as internationally recognized masterpieces. Durban Art Gallery is considered one of Durban's best and contains pieces by many acclaimed artists. Don't miss the opportunity to visit some of the most fascinating museums and art...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.5 Km or 2.2 Miles
Historical Religious Buildings

Historical Religious Buildings

The city of Durban is an incredible mixture of different religions and cultures. Christian and Muslim faiths exist alongside traditional African beliefs. There are a number of beautiful mosques, churches and temples in this wonderful city. Take the following tour to explore the stunning and varied places of worship in Durban.

Tour Duration: 3 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.5 Km or 4 Miles
Central Durban Walk

Central Durban Walk

Undoubtedly, Durban's beaches qualify as one of the top local attractions. Sitting on the east coast of South Africa, Durban is a melting pot of African, Indian and colonial influences which is duly reflected in its history, culture and architecture. The key local sights include the City Hall, dating back over 100 years; the Old Station Building, one of the few standing pieces of Victorian...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.1 Km or 1.9 Miles
Golden Mile Tour

Golden Mile Tour

The Golden Mile is undoubtedly one of the most prominent tourist attractions in Durban. The wide stretch of beautiful beaches, separated by piers, offers a great opportunity for tourists to enjoy the warm waters of the Indian Ocean. The Golden Mile has always been a popular destination for both domestic and international travelers. Take the following self-guided tour to explore the best Golden...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.1 Km or 3.2 Miles