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Old House Museum


31 Diakonia Street

Tel: 031 3112261


The site of the Old House Museum was donated to the city by George Churton Collins, built by the Town Council and opened in 1954. The museum features a recreation of the home of one of Sir John Robinson, Natal”s first Prime Minister, and also owned the Natal Mercury, Durban’s daily morning paper. The house with its antique furniture set in park-like gardens offers visitors respite from the hustle and bustle of daily life and provides a glimpse into the lifestyle of the upper middle class settlers. Time-travellers can reflect on an era when the use of wagons was almost as common as our use of cars today and how a former Prime Minister was smuggled from Dundee to Greytown in a post cart.


Open: Mon-Sat 8:30-16:00 Closed: Weekends and Holidays