The Comrades Marathon Museum, which is one of only three dedicated road-running museums in the world, first opened its doors to the public in 1988 in the grand Edwardian building situated at 18 Connaught Road, Scottsville, Pietermaritzburg.

It had been lovingly restored during the 1980’s, racking up two awards for architecture and craftsmanship. It stands proudly, having survived the changing times, its red brick façade still a prominent feature in Pietermaritzburg's architectural landscape.

Why not take a break from the hustle and bustle of the city life and visit the Museum where you can take a journey through time?

Come and explore the history of the Comrades Marathon from 1921 when 34 runners bravely pitched up on the starting line of what was then considered one of the craziest attempts to run a race on a dirt road between Pietermaritzburg and Durban, to the 21st century when the Comrades Marathon became recognized as the oldest and largest ultramarathon in the world.

Come and enjoy the stories about the colourful characters who have become synonymous with the race, and view the weird and wonderful items on exhibit, collected over the years by those passionate about recording and preserving the history of the race for posterity.

The Museum is open Monday to Friday, 8:00 to 16:30. There is safe parking available on-site.

We look forward to welcoming you to our beautiful museum.