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Address: 16 Queens Avenue | Westville, Durban 3630, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 31 861 331

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OK, you have to make sure you visit when they open. But if you get that right it's like stepping back in time. The house is as it was a hundred years ago with rooms filled with... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

OK, you have to make sure you visit when they open. But if you get that right it's like stepping back in time. The house is as it was a hundred years ago with rooms filled with ancient items, dresses, etc. It's not a mega museum but rather a small village time capsule. If you go expecting to experience Westville... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

must be honest not much of an attraction, attended a morning market and took the time to go through the museum which I suppose was OK but no great shakes, just think that for a historic site not much advertising or actually anything to attract a person to recommend it

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2012

This is a small museum in the Westville area of Durban, South Africa, dedicated to some of the early German settlers to the Westville/New Germany area. The Bergtheil settlers arrived in South Africa in 1848 and included my great-great-grandfather and his young son (my great-grandfather). The museum is housed in a lovely old house dating from about 1840 and houses... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012

Lovingly restored, and run on a shoe string, this museum is well set out, displaying the clothes and utensils of yesteryear. Fascinating and interesting.

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Westville, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2012

If you ever wanted to know more about the history of Westville and the early German settlers then this is a must-see destination. Well looked after and full of enough interesting tidbits to keep you interested for around an hour. It would be great to have a coffee / souvenir shop open at the same time.

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Durban, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2011

A museum in Westville that gives a fascinating insight into early settler life. A must to visit .

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Address: 16 Queens Avenue | Westville, Durban 3630, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 31 861 331
Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  KwaZulu-Natal  >  Durban

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