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Bergtheil Museum

16 Queens Avenue | Westville, Durban 3630, South Africa
+27 31 861 331
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German heritage site.

Went here as part of my daughters school project as she schools in the area. Have always seen the... read more

Reviewed 22 February 2017
Durban, South Africa
Worth the drive

Although located some distance from the city center, the Bergtheil museum specializes in the early... read more

Reviewed 2 February 2017
Luc V
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“capsule” (2 reviews)
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16 Queens Avenue | Westville, Durban 3630, South Africa
+27 31 861 331
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Reviewed 22 February 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 2 February 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 20 December 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 Deborahsa
Reviewed 13 December 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 13 October 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 3 July 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 30 September 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 30 November 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 27 March 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
Reviewed 10 February 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...More

1  Thank brattex
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