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

Thembinkosi Sithole, an information officer from our Education Department on a tour with a group of learners In the Freedom Gallery. For a full list of lectures, tours and presentations, as it aligns to CAPS, please click on the About Us menu.

Department of Natural Science

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

Year of the Fly

"Year of the Fly" is also an opportunity for fly specialists to showcase their research work and new discoveries in the field and make these more widely known.

The year 2019 was formally designated as international "Year of the Fly" at the 9th International Congress of Dipterology in Windhoek, Namibia in November 2018. 2019 is intended as a celebration of flies and their role in nature and human society. During the year the intention is to educate the general public about the diversity, significance and beauty of flies and how they affect our lives.

Education Department

The Department focuses on school curriculum enrichment and museum related environmental education, community outreach projects and community development...

Holiday Hours

Thursday, 18th April: Closing at 12:00
Good Friday, 19th April: CLOSED
Sat, 20th April: 9:00 - 4:00 (open)
Sun, 21st April: 10:00 - 3:00 (open)
Mon, 22nd April: CLOSED

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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School Bookings 

A wide range of curriculum enrichment lectures are available for ALL grades. Education staff make use of specimens, exhibits and the talks are also enriched by the use of notes and worksheets. Talks/tours can be designed to suit the educator’s or school's needs and these include:

 List of talks/programmes offered to schools

Venue Hire

Did you know that the KZN Museum has two venues that can be hired for meetings/workshops/conferences and even birthday parties? We cater for large or small groups, for various types of gatherings at very affordable rates.

The John Pringle Hall accommodates up to 200 people seated in cinema style and the Ingede (lecture) Theatre seats around 60 people comfortably.

If you are looking for something quite unique please consider hiring our Mammal Hall for a larger and more formal gathering (T&Cs apply). email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

 

 Venue Booking Form 2019

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.

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!

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