The Friends of the Maritime Museum
welcome you to
‘An evening at the Maritime Museum’
16 December 2015
Fancy a visit to the maritime museum during the late afternoon and early evening, in time to watch the lights going on across the waters of Durban Bay, and those lighting up Durban’s Esplanade skyline?
You will find all this and more at the Port Natal Maritime Museum
Situated opposite the end of Samora Machel (Aliwal) Street, the museum will remain open beyond the normal closing time of 4pm until 8pm on Reconciliation Day (December 16) .
The ships on the quayside display, including two on the water, the SAS Durban and J.R. More, will be illuminated and dressed for the occasion.
Visit the Britannia Room to view models of ships and a photographic display of the history of the Port of Durban.
The public is invited to attend and if the response is encouraging it could lead to the museum being opened on other selected summer evenings in the future.
Visitors will be able to fully explore the tugs Ulundi and JR More, as well as the newly restored former SA Navy minesweeper, SAS Durban, which is once again open to the public.
The Friends of the Museum will be in attendance to answer questions.
Refreshments will be available at the shop
Safe parking alongside the Museum area
The museum is suitable for all ages although a full inspection of the ships require some steep step climbing.
Click the link to download this News Brief as a pdf SANS News Brief – 030 – An Invitation from Friends of the Maritime Museum