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...

Gallery Tours and Talks

Ghilraen Laue, a curator from our Human Sciences department on a tour with a group of learners on San Hunter Gatherers. For a full list of lectures, tours and presentations, as it aligns to CAPS, please email info@nmsa.org.za and we will gladly send you the information to make your next booking. You can also call the Museum on 033-3451404 to make your school booking.

Department of Natural Science

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

Department of Natural Science

"Year of the Fly" is also an opportunity for fly specialists to showcase their research work and new discoveries in the field and make these more widely known.

The year 2019 was formally designated as international "Year of the Fly" at the 9th International Congress of Dipterology in Windhoek, Namibia in November 2018. 2019 is intended as a celebration of flies and their role in nature and human society. During the year the intention is to educate the general public about the diversity, significance and beauty of flies and how they affect our lives.

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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National Science Week Day 2

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NSW2018# Day 2 was so much of fun. The theme was "telling a story with waste". The grade 10 and 11 learners interacted with Museum archaeologists and learnt about how technology and innovation influenced people's lives in the past. Learners then participated in a practical exercise called "The Rubbish Prac". Waste from different environments including items from the past were laid out on table. The learners then had to go through the waste items, like a detective would, piecing together information about people from the clues they found in the rubbish. At the end of the exercise each group presented their findings and they had so much of fun in the process. #kznmuseum

National Science Week NSW2018#

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The KZN Museum hosted National Science Week for the first time this year. Learners who visited the Museum in this week discovered the world of natural science and spent a morning with scientists from our Entomology, Malacology and Oligochaetology departments. They learnt about specimen processing and preparation. #kznmuseum NSW2018#

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