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Bergtheil Museum

16 Queens Avenue | Westville, Durban 3630, South Africa
+27 31 861 331
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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 yesterday
irishmike60
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Hillcrest, South Africa
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
peerr2017
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Durban, South Africa
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“A hidden surprise”
21 Feb 2017
“German heritage site.”
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16 Queens Avenue | Westville, Durban 3630, South Africa
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+27 31 861 331
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Reviewed yesterday

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

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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
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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
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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 Deborah C
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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
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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!

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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

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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
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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
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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
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