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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Members of the Natural Science Department attended the Natural Science Collections Facility Forum held at Goudini Spa from 28 – 31 May. The department was represented by Dr Igor Muratov, Dr Thembeka Nxele, Dr John Midgley, Mr Siyabonga Zamisa, Dr Kirstin Williams and Mr Matabaro Ziganira. The forum provided an opportunity for discussions about collections, access to data, transformation in collections and science communication. It was a very interactive forum with café conversation styled discussions which allowed people to network with staff from other institutions. The Natural Science Collections Facility is a network of South African institutions holding natural science collections, established as part of the Department of Science & Technology’s Research Infrastructure Roadmap and co-ordinated by the South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI).

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Fun activities for the kids this winter holiday at the KZN Museum. Suitable for ages 6 - 13 years. Activities are R 25 per day, from 9am - 11am. 

18 June - Make your own Dinosaur fossil necklace and visit the dinosaur gallery to learn all about how dinosaurs became extinct.
19 June - Make a fun kaleidoscope from recycled materials and visit our new plastic pollution display to learn how you can become an ambassador for a greener planet.
20 June - Make your own clay pot while you learn about African pottery.
21 June - Did you know that 2019 is the Year of Fly? You will learn about the importance of flies and make your own green bottle fly using recycled material.

Call Nozipho on 033-3451404 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to make your booking. Space is limited so please book early to avoid disappointment.

 

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On the 20 October we will be opening a temporary exhibition called the "Shop of Horrors" in our History Gallery. It will be set up inside "Mrs Pepworth's Shop". It is about the strange and macabre history of the Victorians and the little known facts of the everyday life and beliefs during the 1800s. This temporary exhibition will be shown for just one month, so come see but only if you dare! And just in time for Halloween too!#didyouknow #kznmuseum

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The KwaZulu-Natal Museum announces the publication of Garth Sampson and Dennis Neville's new book, "The world of the Seekoei River Bushmen: habitat and resources".

Lyn Wadley writes: "The prose is clear and clean with writing that skips effortlessly from page to page. This first volume deals with the natural history of the Seekoei Valley and sets the stage for the actors in the next volume – Bushman and Trekboer. There is exhaustive (but not exhausting) coverage of the geology, botany and animal life of the Valley. All of this is appropriate and necessary because the lives of hunter-gatherers and farmers were equally impacted by the presence of plant resources and pests."

Now selling for a special introductory price of R280, excluding packing and postage. Contact the Chief Librarian Velisiwe Dlomo (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) for purchase.

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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