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Natural Science Museum

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Address: 234 Anton Lembede Street, Durban 4001, South Africa
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A well laid out museum with good exhibits and information. The staff however were not very enthusiastic nor were they helpful.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Janet M
Preston, United Kingdom
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Preston, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A well laid out museum with good exhibits and information. The staff however were not very enthusiastic nor were they helpful.

Thank Janet M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

Small museum just above the town hall, can keep the little ones busy for a couple of hours, it's free as well! don't forget to see the Egyptian mummy which is easy to miss near the entrance.

Thank tricunfos
Ladysmith, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

Promptly opened at 8.30am and welcomed by friendly staff,we started our tour.All sections were well lit and information on all displays were easily accessable.Curators were very helpful with our questions.

Thank trentkaii
Durban, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

My earliest and probably fondest memories are based here at the Natural Science Museum of Durban. My mom and siblings would make this a nearly weekly treat to check out the museum, linger around the stuffed animals and have coffee and cookies at the Watering Hole. My last visit was just as nice. A real treasure in the hustle and... More 

Thank delaine c
Amanzimtoti, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Visited as part of our Dbn museums trip with my 7 yr old son. Was very nicely put together, well displayed and in very good condition. Staff not the most helpful or friendly I've found. But then again South Africans still need to work on that customer service side of things.... other than that a very enjoyable experience

Thank SharkeyUSA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

Awesome place..lots to learn i love it.had the best time.i would recommend it to every1 ..as a young south african i learned alot

Thank Elske D
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

As a young child I used to visit the museum at least once a month with my gran and I am pleased to say that 20 years later it is still in the prestine condition I remember it being in - along with a few new additions. The animals are beautiful preserved and set in their 'natural habitat' on display... More 

Thank Kelly S
Kingston, Jamaica
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

I loved how the taxidermy specimens were staged as if they were in their natural habitats. Extremely creative and educational.

Thank Zahra M
Durban, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

This is really a great day out for the kids. Access is ridiculously cheap, and the kids can be kept entertained for about 3 hours. It really is a great experience, with the only iffy part being parking and finding access in central Durban. But really, go prepared with an adult or two per kid, but go! It's a stunning... More 

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Monterrey, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016

The museum displays a very interesting exhibition on natural sciences. I really enjoyed the section on Prehistoric times. The explanations incorporated to the display are well designed. I also enjoyed the environment conservation trend in the museum. Great place to visit, it deserves a visit !!

Thank Adriana Esther E

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