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

And so the new school year kicks off at the KZN Museum. Ghilraen Laue, a curator from our Human Sciences department spent some time with a group of learners this morning. She did a talk on the San Hunter Gatherers and then took the learners through the galleries. The learners also enjoyed exploring other areas of the Museum as well.

Department of Natural Science

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

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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A Digital History of Art

Justine Wintjes and students of Art History at the University of the Witwatersrand are exploring items from the Human Science collections through cutting-edge digital techniques that allow us to see objects in entirely new ways. Doctoral student Anton Coetzee produced two preliminary 3D models. The first is a model of a sculpture of engraved cattle horns made by an unnamed African artist in the 1880s. The engravings depict scenes from the Anglo-Zulu War of 1879. The second model is of a rare example of San mobile art found in the Maloti-Drakensberg. A careful look reveals faint images of several rhebuck painted in red, pink and white on one side of the stone.

Opening Times

Monday to Friday - 8:15 to 16:30 
Saturdays - 9:00 to 16:00 
Sundays - 10:00 to 15:00


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