Saturday, June 9, 2018

Souvenir Saturday: Old House Museum, Durban

The Old House Museum is a recreation of a Natal Settler homestead - in this case, the home of Sir John Robinson, Natal's first Prime Minister, and family. The site of the Old House was donated to the city by George Churton Collins and was opened as a museum in 1954.

Gleaming kitchen utensils of yesteryear, crockery, musical instruments, clocks (one from the ill-fated Minerva), costume, paintings and other items associated with settler homes invite closer inspection. In the gardens behind the museum are examples of horse- and ox-drawn wagons. A glimpse of an era more peaceful than our own.


Address: 31 Diakonia Street (previously St Andrew's Street)

Tel: 031 311 2261

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