Art Gallery


Under City Hall's impressive dome is this gallery with a small but interesting collection of South African artworks, including paintings, mixed media and ceramics. It also has temporary and rotating exhibitions.

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1. Natural Science Museum

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2. City Hall

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Dominating the city centre is the opulent 1910 Edwardian neo-baroque City Hall. In front of the hall is Francis Farewell Square.

3. Francis Farewell Square

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This palm-lined square outside City Hall is named after the founder of the Port Natal colony and is where Fynn and Farewell made their camp in 1824.

4. Old Courthouse Museum

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5. Church Square

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6. St Paul’s Church

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A statue commemorating Dick King (Richard Philip King), who brought reinforcements during the 1842 siege of Durban.

8. Port Natal Maritime Museum

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