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About Bergtheil Museum

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 to Bergtheil Museum

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.
Telephone:
+27 (0)31 266 9372
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Faraway Lodge B&B

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Edens Guesthouse

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Bergtheil Museum Map

Bergtheil Museum is 0.3km from the centre of Westville , the nearest airport 32km (King Shaka International Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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