Night at the Museum

Tickets on sale the 28 June from 6:00 - 8:00pm. Exciting programme lined up which is suitable for the entire family. Live snake show, fun and interactive science show, Victorian Show and Tell in the History hall, San Hunter Display (stone tools, pottery, iron) with the Museum archaeologists, Library book display, Insect pinning with our scientific staff and more! Food will be on sale, as well as face painting, popcorn and a coffee! Tickets may be purchased from Webtickets or from the customer service desk at any Pick ‘n Pay store.

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...

We are open this long weekend!

Father's day is the Sunday, bring dad and the whole family to the Museum for a visit. We are open all weekend including Monday from 9:00 - 4:00 pm. Entrance fees are R 15 for adults and R 5 for children. Pensioners and toddlers are free. It's a great way to spend the day and there is always something new to see!

Department of Natural Science

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

Holiday Programme

"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.

Call Nozipho on 033-3451404 or email switchboard@nmsa.org.za to make your booking. Space is limited so please book early to avoid disappointment.

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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Arbour Week

arbour week

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.

National Science Week Meeting The Public

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NSW2018# Taking the Museum to the public. The Liberty Midlands Mall provided the Museum with a space for the duration of National Science Week to bring NSW to the public. The exhibition was very well received by the public who showed an interest in the Museum and in science.

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