The Council and Mangement of the KwaZulu-Natal Museum cordially invite you to the official opening of

The Nelson Mandela Exhibition
Friday, 21 September 2018

11:00 - 12:30 pm

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RSVP: before 19 September 2018

Some fun activities at the Museum for this spring school holiday time!

Holiday Programme
1 - 5 October 2018

9:00 - 11:00 am each day

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Department of Human Sciences

The Department of Human Sciences has a dynamic team of inter-disciplinary curators who conduct research in archaeology, history, anthropology, rock art, museumology, object biographies and materiality...

Department of Natural Science

The Department of Natural Science is one of two research departments within the museum, housing specimens dating back to 1879...

Education Department

The Department focuses on school curriculum enrichment and museum related environmental education, community outreach projects and community development...

Exhibition Department

KwaZulu-Natal Museum’s Exhibition Department conceptualises, designs and oversees both the permanent and temporary exhibitions within the Museum...

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20th International Rock Art Congress

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Ghilraen Laue, a curator in our Human Sciences Department, recently attended the 20th International Rock Art Congress IFRAO in Darfo Boario Terme, Valcamonica, Italy. The congress saw over 500 delegates from five continents come together to present on different aspects on rock art from around the world. Ghilraen presented three papers on aspects of rock art management in the Maloti-Drakensberg World Heritage site, the history of research into regional differences in southern African rock art and rock art and ethnography. While there she also had a chance to visit two rock engraving sites in Valcamonica. #ifrao#ifrao2018#kznmuseum#archaeology

Arbour Week

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The KZN Museum Education Dept. participated in celebrating Arbour Week during the 1st week of September. Our outreach team visited schools in the rural areas and assisted them to set up vegetable gardens, in partnership with Cedara Agricultural College. Our team also educated the learners about the importance of Arbour Week and also donated trees to schools for planting.

Speech Competition

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The KwaZulu-Natal Museum hosted a Speech Competition at the Museum yesterday, targeted at Grade 10 & 11 history learners. Learners were invited to address the topic “TO WHAT EXTENT AS SOUTH AFRICANS ARE WE LIVING TO THE VALUES THAT NELSON MANDELA STOOD FOR? “ Of the schools that attended, one learner from each school did a 10 minute presentation. The panel of adjudicators comprised Ms Quigley and Ms Mkhize, both publishers from Shuter and Shooter, Ms Dlamini, a subject advisor from the department of education as well as Dr Geoff Blundell, Head of our Human Sciences department at the KZN Museum. The top 5 learners were Njoko Simlindile (Nsikayethu Secondary); Madlala Lindokuhle (St John Paul II); Twayinga Onelisa (Kharina Secondary); Xulu Nomali (Masjabule High); Ndlovu Nokulunga (Georgetown High) Dumisani Jali from the KZN Museum Education Department and were all rewarded with an all-expense paid trip to Robben Island Museum in Cape Town, during the September school holidays, on a learning programme. #mandela100#kznmuseum

Celebrating Women in Science

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The KZN Museum celebrated Women’s Day on Wednesday 08 August. The event celebrated Women in Science. The two guest speaker were Dr Kirstin Williams, Chief Curator of Arthropoda at the KZN Museum and Miss Nomandla Ngcoya, founder of Dlamini Chemicals. Dr Williams addressed the learners about her work at the Museum as an Entomologist and gave a very enlightening presentation on Forensic Entomology. Ms Ngcoya addressed the learners about her journey about career choices since she was in high school and how she came to study chemistry. The Cedara Soil Science Department, UKZN Science Department and Olwazini Discovery Centre were also present at the event and showcased the different work/programmes that they run in their institutions.

Opening Times

Monday to Friday - 8:15 to 16:30 
Saturdays - 9:00 to 16:00 
Sundays - 10:00 to 15:00

ENTRANCE CHARGES

Adults (over 17 years) : R10.00

Children (4-17 years) : R 2.50 

School Learners on tour : R 1.50 per child

Pensioners & toddlers : FREE