There are more than 100 earthworm species living in the soil and dead wood of our
KZN Province. Most of them live exclusively in small regions in the province,
which makes them extremely vulnerable. Let's find out more, through a paper
published by our very own earthworm specialist, Thembeka Nxele.
Africa Day Celebrations 2017
Msunduzi Museum in partnership with the KwaZulu-Natal Museum, hosted a colourful
celebration. The Acting Director General, of the Department of Arts and Culture, Mr Vusithemba
Ndima, explained that as we celebrate Africa month, we must also remember heroes such as
OR Tambo and the contributions he made. He emphasised that each one of us must try to build
a better Africa and a better world. Dr Ekwealor, President of the Nigerian Union in South Africa,
urged everyone to truly unite as Africans. The audience enjoyed entertainment which included
a dance by a group of ladies from Ethiopia. There were also a variety of stalls with local arts and crafts.
International Museum Day 2017
Africa Month Celebrations
5th Annual Happy Earth Festival
The KZN Museum was proud to be part of the 5th Annual Happy Earth Festival held at the KZN Botanical
Gardens in April this year, reaching over 1600 learners from all over Pietermaritzburg at the two day festival!
Easter Holiday Times
We're open on the 15, 16 and 17th of April - bring the whole family in for a visit
during the Easter weekend!
Museums have a reputation of being static, right? Well, not at the KZN Museum -
where there is always something new to see! The KZN Museum, in partnership
with the Msunduzi and Ncome Museums, have planned a whole month of
activities to commemorate Africa Month this May. This is a sneak preview of the
Africa month exhibition that will be up at the KZN Museum in May!
Our new signage is finally up, making it easier
to find us now. Be sure to visit us soon!
Human Rights Day
The Human Rights Day commemoration at the KZN Museum was held on the 23 March. The
guest speakers were Mr Ayanda Nene, Advocacy and Research Officer at South African Human
Rights Commission and Mrs Nomagugu Ngubane, an attorney at Lawyers for Human Rights
Durban law clinic. Both speakers were very insightful and had the learners at the edge of their
seats, asking many very intelligent questions. Learners from Russell High School, Sobantu
Secondary School and Nsikayethu Secondary School all gave the most commendable
performances on "Human Rights issues" in the form of poetry, drama and orations.
The display window in the haberdashery shop in the Settler History Gallery, fondly known
as Mrs Pepworth's, was refreshed after a long time. The previous display lasted over 40
years and the new items added are a welcome change. This shop belonged to Mrs H.
Pepworth, who started her business in the early 1850’s in Pietermaritzburg.
Win R 25 000 for your school!
Who ever said that Museums are boring? We always have something new for you to see! Announcing the new Democracy Exhibition. We're excited at the KZN Museum to be gearing up to open a brand new display entitled "Democracy" celebrating the awesomeness of our beautiful country and the achievements over the last 20 years years. The official opening is in a week and after that you are all invited to come and see! Follow us on facebook for more current updates.
Museum operating hours over the Easter Weekend:
Thursday, 17th April: Museum closes at 13:00
Friday, 18th April: Museum closed Saturday
19th April: Museum open Sunday
20th April: Museum closed
Monday, 21st April: Museum open
Storytelling and Book Celebration Festival
Museum Passport Competition
- Clean-Up Campaign
- Arbour Day
- Educator's Workshop
- Ngoba Wilderness Group visits the Museum
- Environmental and Cultural Awareness Programmes
- Refresher course: Kamberg Rock Art Guides
- Wellness Day
- Library Week news
- Library Week
- School Holiday Programme & Night at the Museum
- Storytelling with Dr Gcina Mhlope
- Museum Name Change
- Glass Beads
- Museum Week
- Soccer World Cup Gallery Opening
- Temporary Exhibition - Umhlaba Wami
- Loerie Awards Travelling Exhibition
- Seminar Series
- Home Affairs
- Isiphethu Beadwork Exhibition