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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

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.

Part of our Museum education team, along with some nervous but excited learners left for Cape Town at the start of the school spring break. The 5 learners had recently won a Speech Competition that was held at the Museum, and the theme was Nelson Mandela, celebrating his legacy in this his centenary year. The learners addressed the topic Learners were invited to address the topic “TO WHAT EXTENT AS SOUTH AFRICANS ARE WE LIVING TO THE VALUES THAT NELSON MANDELA STOOD FOR? They will be spending a week at the Robben Island Museum and will participate in a full programme as part of the Robben Island Museum Spring School. 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) Robben Island Museum - An agency of the Department of Arts & Culture. #kznmuseum #mandela100

Day 1 of our holiday programme. The kids enjoyed learning all about butterflies and made some awesome butterfly suncatchers. Lots of cutting to start with but it's sure to look amazing!

Our newly inducted Museum Council on a behind the scenes tour of our research departments, along with colleagues from the Department of Arts and Culture. #kznmuseum #artsandculture #DAC

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