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Visited it to learn of the early German settlements in Natal

Historically this museum is quite informative with its artefacts, since it depicts the early German... read more

Reviewed August 3, 2018
Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
A hidden surprise

Not well advertised - but really worth a visit for some interesting history of old Natal. A house... read more

Reviewed April 21, 2018
Hillcrest, South Africa
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Aug 3, 2018
“Visited it to learn of the early German settlements in Natal”
Apr 21, 2018
“A hidden surprise”
16 Queens Avenue | Westville, Durban 3630, South Africa
+27 31 861 331
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Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

This small museum has artefacts and displays that reflect the history of German and Indian families that settled in this beautiful suburb of Durban. Entrance is free and the visit can be done undertaken in 30 minutes.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank AhmedM919
Reviewed August 3, 2018

Historically this museum is quite informative with its artefacts, since it depicts the early German settlements in KwaZulu-Natal, over and above the various missionaries who developed many mission stations and schools in this province.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank ernstuken
Reviewed April 21, 2018

Not well advertised - but really worth a visit for some interesting history of old Natal. A house that has been converted into a museum that is well laid out and very friendly and helpful staff. If you are a jistory boffin, this is a...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank irishmike60
Reviewed February 21, 2017

Went here as part of my daughters school project as she schools in the area. Have always seen the signs for this place but it was my first time here. Really interesting. Small museum but lots to take in. Reccomended.

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank peerr2017
Reviewed February 2, 2017

Although located some distance from the city center, the Bergtheil museum specializes in the early history of the Germanic community in the area. With artifacts and well researched historical information, this is definitely one museum to visit if in the KZN area and with much...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank luc_victor_jr
Reviewed December 19, 2016

I love the authenticity of this museum. Small but well worth it. The museum has many different interesting areas to look at. The history of the area is interesting and the way of life so very different. Feels a lot like walking into a time...More

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank Deborah C
Reviewed December 13, 2016

A bit disappointing as there are a lot of repairs needed to the buildings. I am hoping that repairs and maintenance could be budgeted for with this Museum as I think it is important to protect these spaces for our children and their children. Don't...More

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank RL250
Reviewed October 13, 2016

A quaint venue with a detailed history of Westville and the way the settlers managed on arrival .Excellent artifacts from the isiZulu and Indian community. A real multi- cultural learning experience!

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank sarahrow2015
Reviewed July 3, 2015 via mobile

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...More

Date of experience: August 2014
1  Thank TravelAfricaToday
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...More

Date of experience: November 2013
Thank Cheryl G
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