About Kwa Muhle Museum

Apartheid created a rift in South African political regime from 1948 to 1994 which was a painful time for the country. Based on the sufferings of those times, the musuem was given the name “Kwamuhle” which is a Zulu term that refers to “the place of the good one”.  The name was given in honor of its first manager, Mr Marwick who helped approx. 7000 Zulu people flee during the Anglo-Boer War. The display at the Museum includes photographs and videos, as well as items from South African culture in the olden days. This musuem has been curated in a holistic way to represent the human spirit and gives a strong message of determination to survive, no matter what. In order to explore the culture of the city, you can visit the Durban Art Gallery and the eThekwini City Hall. 

Must See

  • THe Durban System - which is an exhibition.
  • The Mkhumbane Gallery - Display of photographs from Administration from 1953 to 1973.
  • The Shadows of the Past - A display of sculptures from the artist  Ledelle Moe.
  • The mural made in the year 1998.

How to reach

Drive up Samora Machel Street ( formerly Aliwal Street) passing the back of Workshops shopping center on the left and the exhibition center on the right. After turning left into Bram Fischer Road (formerly Ordnance Road) keep right, and pass a big multi-story building on the right-hand side (Metro Water and waste). The arch lined building just beyond is the KwaMuhle Museum. A unique glass guardhouse stands at the entrance to the patrons parking area.


  • Free parking available for the museum visitors so, do not let anyone charge you for the same.
  • Clean toilets are available in the mall.
  • Do not touch the exhibits or try to damage anything.

Visit Time

Monday: 8.30 A.M. to 4.00 P.M.

Tuesday: 8.30 A.M. to 4.00 P.M.

Wednesday: 8.30 A.M. to 4.00 P.M.

Thursday: 8.30 A.M. to 4.00 P.M.

Friday: 8.30 A.M. to 4.00 P.M.

Saturday:  8.30 A.M. to 12.30 P.M.

Sunday: Closed

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30 minutes


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