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...

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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There is always something new to see at the KZN Museum - it's something that we pride ourselves on. This year for Heritage Day we have set up a temporary exhibition and gave our staff a chance to tell their own stories! The display features objects that have a special significance to staff members, with a small story attached. It is so special to see the various items that staff chose to highlight and even more touching to read the stories attached to it. This is a pilot project and next year we will invite members of the community to submit their objects and their special stories. We plan to grow the exhibition to be more representative of our community, to be bigger and even better.

The display will officially be open on Friday, 20th September at the Museum’s Heritage Day celebrations and will be up for a year. Come and have a look!

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Stefan Manz, Professor of German and Global History and Head of Languages and Translation Studies at School of Languages and Social Sciences at Aston University in Birmingham, UK visited our Museum this week and spent some time here researching our history collections and interacting with both staff and visitors. Stefan is the curator of the original content for the Behind the Wire Exhibition. He put together education packs for our Education Department, the material aligns with the grade 8 syllabus. The material was used this week with both school groups and educators to mark the opening of the Behind the Wire exhibition. There's always something new to see at the KZN Museum!

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Due to technical issues the Museum reception lines will be down this Saturday and Sunday (7 & 8 Sep). We do apologise for any inconvenience caused.

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The KZN Museum is currently using a new entrance into the Museum due to renovations taking place in the reception area. The public is kindly asked to use the double glass door entrance into the Museum, which is accessible from the front pavement. We do apologise for any inconvenience caused and hope to restore normal functioning at the earliest possible convenience.

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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