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

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 galleries in central Durban.
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Tour of Durban's Museums and Galleries Map

Guide Name: Tour of Durban's Museums and Galleries
Guide Location: South Africa » Durban (See other walking tours in Durban)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 6
Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.5 Km or 2.2 Miles
Author: ashley
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Durban Holocaust Center
  • The BAT Center
  • Durban Art Gallery
  • Natural Science Museum
  • KwaMuhle Museum
  • Moth Museum of Militaria
Durban Holocaust Center

1) Durban Holocaust Center

Opened in 2008, the Durban Holocaust Center features permanent collections that include various documents, displays, recreated environments and archival photographs related to the history of the Holocaust. The museum provides excellent programs that teach about the Holocaust, genocide and human rights abuses. The center also has a beautiful Garden of Remembrance with six impressive fountains.
The BAT Center

2) The BAT Center (must see)

The BAT Center showcases temporary exhibits by young, mainly black, artists and craftspeople. It has a number of amazing exhibition galleries, which are aimed at promoting local talent and educating art students. The center has its own café and overlooks the harbor. It is also a popular venue for concerts.
Durban Art Gallery

3) Durban Art Gallery (must see)

Located on the second floor of Durban City Hall, this magnificent art gallery is home to a great number of interesting exhibits. The gallery features both permanent and rotating collections. It mainly showcases pieces by local KwaZulu-Natal artists, both traditional and contemporary. The Durban Art Gallery also displays the work of international artists, such as Constable, Lewis and Nash.
Natural Science Museum

4) 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

5) 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

6) 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.

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.
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
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
Tour of Durban's Museums

Tour of Durban's Museums

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.

Tour Duration: 3 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.7 Km or 4.2 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