Bergtheil Museum

Description

Named after Jonas Bergtheil, this museum is situated in the leafy suburb of Westville midway between Durban and Pinetown.

Much of the museum is housed in Westville’s oldest building featuring massive stone walls and hand-hewn timber floorboards. The park like surrounds add an atmosphere of tranquility.

Exhibits mostly focus on the first German settlers that Jonas Bergtheil brought to Natal as director of the Natal Cotton Company and their associations with the settlements of Westville, Claremont and New Germany.

Visiting hours are 8:30 – 16:00 Monday to Friday, 8:00 – 12:00 Saturdays. Closed Sundays and Public Holidays. Entrance is free.

Directions

Driving from Durban towards Westville on the M13 (Jan Smuts highway) take the Queens Road off ramp, turning left into Queens Road travel up the road to number 16. The Bergtheil Local History Museum is on the right surrounded by fencing with private residences on all sides.

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Accommodation near Bergtheil Museum

*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling distance.

Kings Cottage |
from R1,000
1 night, 2 adults

Kings Cottage

Sleeps 4 Westville Self-catering, Westville Bed and Breakfast in Westville
0.14km from Bergtheil Museum

Kings Cottage is ideally situated to explore the many local attractions, as well as being perfectly ...

Kings Guest House |
from R750
1 night, 2 adults

Kings Guest House

Sleeps 22 Westville Self-catering, Westville Bed and Breakfast in Westville
0.19km from Bergtheil Museum

Kings Guest House is a privately owned home away from home situated in central Westville and offers ...

Woodhall Guesthouse |
from R1,000
1 night, 2 adults

Woodhall Guesthouse

Sleeps 5 Westville Guest House in Westville
0.32km from Bergtheil Museum

Welcome to Woodhall Guesthouse, a historic and original Tudor mansion set among tranquil gardens wit...

Windsor B&B |
from R860
1 night, 2 adults

Windsor B&B

Sleeps 4 Westville Self-catering, Westville Bed and Breakfast in Westville
0.45km from Bergtheil Museum

Windsor B&B is a mere 10-minute drive from Durban. The large, double-storey family home has a large...

Harcourt House |
from R760
1 night, 2 adults

Harcourt House

Sleeps 12 Westville Bed and Breakfast in Westville
0.49km from Bergtheil Museum

Situated two minutes from central Westville, Harcourt House offers a level of comfort usually found ...

Simpsons B&B |
from R700
1 night, 2 adults

Simpsons B&B

Sleeps 6 Westville Self-catering, Westville Bed and Breakfast in Westville
0.63km from Bergtheil Museum

Simpsons B&B is located in the quiet suburb of Westville, set amongst rolling hills and gardens, wit...

Edens Guesthouse |
from R480
1 night, 2 adults

Edens Guesthouse

Sleeps 10 Westville Guest House, Westville Self-catering in Westville
0.66km from Bergtheil Museum

Edens Guesthouse is nestled in a quiet cul-de-sac in central WestvIlle. We have a tastefully furnish...

Brooklin Forest Lodge B&B |
from R650
1 night, 2 adults

Brooklin Forest Lodge B&B

Sleeps 8 Westville Bed and Breakfast in Westville
0.81km from Bergtheil Museum

Brooklin Forest Lodge is located in Westville for easy access to Durban and Pinetown. The guest hous...

Red Tudor Bed and Breakfast |
from R770
1 night, 2 adults

Red Tudor Bed and Breakfast

Sleeps 13 Westville Guest House, Westville Self-catering in Westville
0.83km from Bergtheil Museum

Red Tudor Bed and Breakfast is nestled in the leafy suburb of Westville. We offer beautiful accommod...

Huntley House Bed and Breakfast |
from R800
1 night, 2 adults

Huntley House Bed and Breakfast

Sleeps 6 Westville Bed and Breakfast in Westville
0.89km from Bergtheil Museum

Huntley House offers the discerning business person or leisure traveller comfortable accommodation i...

 
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