Opening Hours

Museum Opening Hours:
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) R 10.00
Pensioners & toddlers  FREE
Children 4-17 years R 2.50
School Learners on tour R 1.50 per child
Internet Cafe
R 10 for adults, per hour
R 5 for learners, per hour
237 Jabu Ndlovu Street
Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
Tel: 27 33 3451404
Fax: 27 33 3450561
Exhibition Department:

Mission: To celebrate our natural and cultural heritage by creating exhibitions that are 'edu-taining', encouraging public interaction and participation in dynamic lifelong learning experience.

Key Performance Areas

  • Design and produce displays that are interactive, involving public participation and dynamic learning
  • Produce exhibits reflective of our nation's cultural diversity
  • Upgrade old exhibits and make them user-friendly
  • Create temporary and travelling displays that keep the public informed
  • Incorporate the use of multimedia technology in exhibits
  • Introduce Living Heritage by hosting workshops and skills development programmes
  • Establish partnerships with the public and private sector through shared initiatives
  • Raise funds by offering our expertise to other organizations, institutions

Technical Department:


Key Performance Areas

  • Maintain Museum building.
  • Maintain museum vehicles.
  • Oversee projects running in the museum.
  • Give technical support to all departments.
  • Control all consumables used in the day to day running of the museum.
  • Take stock of all equipment belonging to the museum.
  • Negotiate with the Department of Public Works on outstanding/ future work.
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