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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
Village Time Travel

OK, you have to make sure you visit when they open. But if you get that right it's like stepping... read more

Reviewed July 3, 2015
South Africa
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Apr 21, 2018
“A hidden surprise”
Feb 21, 2017
“German heritage site.”
16 Queens Avenue | Westville, Durban 3630, South Africa
+27 31 861 331
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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

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.

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

Thank Luc V
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

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

Thank R L
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!

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

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

Thank Cheryl G
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)....More

2  Thank Paul B
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.

3  Thank Kay H
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