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Bergtheil Museum

16 Queens Avenue | Westville, Durban 3630, South Africa
+27 31 861 331
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Ranked #30 of 53 attractions in Durban
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- Nov 29, 2012
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Auckland
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68 reviews 68 reviews
20 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
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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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
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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