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Old Court House

77 Aliwal St Durban

Tel : 031 311 2229

Once a Court House and now a Museum this building was loop-holed during the Anglo-Zulu War of 1879. It bore witness to both the South African Wars and the Bambatha uprising and served as a canteen and recruitment centre during the two World Wars, then as a library before being converted into Durban's biggest history museum. The building was visited by Gandhi who at the time was experiencing the challenges of life under colonial authority.

Explore the Durban Room with a replica of an early sugar cane press, Henry Francis Fynn’s Cottage, an early pharmacy, haberdashery store and the Costume Room.

Open: Mon-Sat: 8:30-16:00, Sat: 08:30-12:30 Closed: Sun & Holidays