We will remain closed on weekends and public holidays. We will admit a limited number of visitors numbers at a time. All Covid19 protocols will apply, visitors will be screened on entry, wearing of masks is compulsory and we will ensure strict social distancing of all visitors.

For now, we will open only on Monday - Friday from 9h00 - 15h30. New pop-up exhibitions outside the Museum! Fun, interactive and always something new to see!

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It is easy to turn cowries into beads by piercing a hole in their upper side.
This carved wooden figure on display in the KwaZulu-Natal Museum wears two money cowrie pendants around her neck.
The figure is an akua’ba from the Kumasi district of southern Ghana, made by an Asante artist over 100 years ago.
Symbolically, akua’ba combine attributes of women and children in the same form. They are believed to help women bear children, but they also represent family and social solidarity, which is forged through relationships between different generations of women within Asante communities.
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#heritagemonth #moneycowries #kznmuseum #currency #wealth #westafrica #creative #Asante #symbolism #Ghana
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Happy Africa Day

𝗔𝗳𝗿𝗶𝗰𝗮 𝗠𝗼𝗻𝘁𝗵: 𝗦𝗲𝗮𝘀𝗵𝗲𝗹𝗹𝘀 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗶𝗿 𝗶𝗺𝗽𝗼𝗿𝘁𝗮𝗻𝗰𝗲 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗰𝗼𝗻𝘀𝗲𝗿𝘃𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗼𝗳 𝗔𝗳𝗿𝗶𝗰𝗮𝗻 𝗯𝗶𝗼𝗱𝗶𝘃𝗲𝗿𝘀𝗶𝘁𝘆 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗳𝗶𝘀𝗵𝗲𝗿𝗶𝗲𝘀 𝗺𝗮𝗻𝗮𝗴𝗲𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁. 𝑊ℎ𝑒𝑛 𝑤𝑒 𝑡ℎ𝑖𝑛𝑘 𝑜𝑓 𝑠𝑒𝑎𝑠ℎ𝑒𝑙𝑙𝑠 𝑜𝑢𝑟 ...

Celebrating Africa Month Through our Research

𝗖𝗲𝗹𝗲𝗯𝗿𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗔𝗳𝗿𝗶𝗰𝗮 𝗠𝗼𝗻𝘁𝗵 𝘁𝗵𝗿𝗼𝘂𝗴𝗵 𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗥𝗲𝘀𝗲𝗮𝗿𝗰𝗵   𝗞𝗻𝗼𝘄𝗹𝗲𝗱𝗴𝗲 𝗼𝗳 𝗔𝗳𝗿𝗶𝗰𝗮𝗻 𝗲𝗮𝗿𝘁𝗵𝘄𝗼𝗿𝗺𝘀 𝗶𝘀 𝗶𝗻𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗽𝗹𝗲𝘁𝗲, 𝗮𝘀 𝗮 𝗿𝗲𝘀𝘂𝗹𝘁, 𝗮 𝘀𝗼𝘂𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗿𝗻 𝗔𝗳𝗿𝗶𝗰𝗮𝗻 𝗰𝗿𝗼𝘀𝘀-𝗯𝗼𝗿𝗱𝗲𝗿 𝗽𝗿𝗼𝗷𝗲𝗰...

Biodiversity Day

International Day for Biological Diversity is celebrated worldwide with the aim to increase understanding and raise global awareness of issues relat...

Biodiversity Day - Insects and Dead Bodies

Biodiversity Day - Insects and Dead Bodies Insects that feed on dead and decomposing bodies can be used to determine how long those bodies have been ...

Biodiversity Day newspaper coverage

Our front page picture in the Witness for Biodiversity Day 2020    

Celebrating Africa Month Through our Collections 𝗦𝗶𝘆𝗮𝗯𝗼𝗻𝗴𝗮 𝗭𝗮𝗺𝗶𝘀𝗮 𝗶𝘀 𝗮 𝗗𝗮𝘁𝗮 𝗧𝗲𝗰𝗵𝗻𝗶𝗰𝗶𝗮𝗻 𝗶𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗗𝗲𝗽𝗮𝗿𝘁𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝗼𝗳 𝗡𝗮𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗮𝗹 𝗦𝗰𝗶𝗲𝗻𝗰𝗲𝘀 𝗮𝘁 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗞𝗭𝗡 𝗠𝘂𝘀𝗲𝘂𝗺. 𝗛𝗲 ...

Celebrating Africa Month Through our Collections

Celebrating Africa Month Through our Collections   𝗠𝗮𝘁𝗮𝗯𝗮𝗿𝗼 𝗭𝗶𝗴𝗮𝗻𝗶𝗿𝗮 𝗺𝗮𝗻𝗮𝗴𝗲𝘀 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗚𝗲𝗻𝗲𝗿𝗮𝗹 𝗖𝗼𝗹𝗹𝗲𝗰𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝘀 𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗽𝗿𝗶𝘀𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗼𝗳 𝘀𝗽𝗲𝗰𝗶𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘀 𝗳𝗿𝗼𝗺 𝘃𝗮𝗿𝗶𝗼𝘂𝘀 𝘁𝗮𝘅𝗮 𝘀...

IMD Newspaper Coverage

Our picture in the Witness for International Museum Day 2020  

International Museum Day 2020

#𝗜𝗠𝗗𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟬 | 𝗠𝘂𝘀𝗲𝘂𝗺𝘀 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗘𝗾𝘂𝗮𝗹𝗶𝘁𝘆: 𝗗𝗶𝘃𝗲𝗿𝘀𝗶𝘁𝘆 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗜𝗻𝗰𝗹𝘂𝘀𝗶𝗼𝗻   𝗞𝘄𝗮𝗭𝘂𝗹𝘂–𝗡𝗮𝘁𝗮𝗹 𝗠𝘂𝘀𝗲𝘂𝗺 𝗳𝗿𝗼𝗻𝘁𝗹𝗶𝗻𝗲 𝘀𝘁𝗮𝗳𝗳 𝗿𝗲𝗳𝗹𝗲𝗰𝘁 𝗼𝗻 𝘄𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝘆 𝗺𝗶𝘀𝘀 𝗺𝗼𝘀𝘁 𝗮𝗯𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗶𝗿 𝘄𝗼𝗿𝗸 𝗱𝘂𝗿𝗶...

Africa Month: Rock art of the Groot Winterhoek Mountains   𝗗𝘂𝗿𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗔𝗳𝗿𝗶𝗰𝗮 𝗠𝗼𝗻𝘁𝗵, 𝗞𝗭𝗡 𝗠𝘂𝘀𝗲𝘂𝗺 𝗰𝗲𝗹𝗲𝗯𝗿𝗮𝘁𝗲𝘀 𝗶𝘁𝘀 𝗰𝗼𝗻𝗻𝗲𝗰𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝘀 𝘁𝗼 𝗼𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗿 𝗽𝗿𝗼𝘃𝗶𝗻𝗰𝗲𝘀. 𝗪𝗲 𝗰𝗲𝗹𝗲𝗯...

Africa Month: A Focus on Objects

Mudzunga Munzhedzi of the KwaZulu-Natal Museum celebrates Africa Month:   His research focuses on the historical development of the archaeological...

𝗖𝗲𝗰𝗶𝗹𝗶𝗮 𝗠𝗮𝗸𝗶𝘄𝗮𝗻𝗲 𝘄𝗮𝘀 𝗿𝗲𝗴𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗿𝗲𝗱 𝗮𝘀 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗳𝗶𝗿𝘀𝘁 𝗯𝗹𝗮𝗰𝗸 𝗽𝗿𝗼𝗳𝗲𝘀𝘀𝗶𝗼𝗻𝗮𝗹 𝗻𝘂𝗿𝘀𝗲 𝗶𝗻 𝗦𝗼𝘂𝘁𝗵 𝗔𝗳𝗿𝗶𝗰𝗮. She was born in 1880 at the MacFarlane Mission in the Victor...

Florence Nightingale

𝗗𝗶𝗱 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗸𝗻𝗼𝘄 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝘁𝗼𝗱𝗮𝘆 𝗮𝗹𝘀𝗼 𝗺𝗮𝗿𝗸𝘀 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝟮𝟬𝟬𝘁𝗵 𝗮𝗻𝗻𝗶𝘃𝗲𝗿𝘀𝗮𝗿𝘆 𝗼𝗳 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗯𝗶𝗿𝘁𝗵 𝗼𝗳 𝗙𝗹𝗼𝗿𝗲𝗻𝗰𝗲 𝗡𝗶𝗴𝗵𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴𝗮𝗹𝗲? 𝗙𝗹𝗼𝗿𝗲𝗻𝗰𝗲 𝗡𝗶𝗴𝗵𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴𝗮𝗹𝗲, 𝗶𝘀 𝗳𝗮𝗺𝗼𝘂𝘀 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗰𝗵𝗮𝗻𝗴𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝘄𝗮𝘆 𝗻𝘂...

International Nurses Day

Africa Month: A Focus on Objects

𝗔𝗳𝗿𝗶𝗰𝗮 𝗠𝗼𝗻𝘁𝗵: 𝗔 𝗙𝗼𝗰𝘂𝘀 𝗼𝗻 𝗢𝗯𝗷𝗲𝗰𝘁𝘀 During Africa Month, the KZN Museum celebrates the connections between KZN and the rest of the African continent. ...

Africa Month: A tale of Aprons

𝗔𝗳𝗿𝗶𝗰𝗮 𝗠𝗼𝗻𝘁𝗵: 𝗔 𝗧𝗮𝗹𝗲 𝗼𝗳 𝗔𝗽𝗿𝗼𝗻𝘀 During Africa Month, KZN Museum celebrates its connections to other countries in the region and on the continent. We...

Earth Day Social Media Competition

To celebrate Earth Day the KZN Museum ran a social media competition on Facebook to promote the day. Members of the public (meaning the little ones)...

𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗞𝗭𝗡 𝗠𝘂𝘀𝗲𝘂𝗺 𝗿𝗲𝗺𝗮𝗶𝗻𝘀 𝗼𝗻 𝗹𝗼𝗰𝗸𝗱𝗼𝘄𝗻 𝗼𝗻 𝗹𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗹 𝟰 𝗯𝘂𝘁 𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗠𝘂𝘀𝗲𝘂𝗺 𝘀𝘁𝗮𝗳𝗳 𝗰𝗼𝗻𝘁𝗶𝗻𝘂𝗲 𝘁𝗼 𝘄𝗼𝗿𝗸 𝗮𝘀 𝗮 𝘁𝗲𝗮𝗺, 𝗯𝘂𝘁 𝗳𝗿𝗼𝗺 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗳𝗼𝗿𝘁 𝗼𝗳 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗶𝗿 𝗵𝗼𝗺𝗲. For those visito...

Working from home during the lockdown

WORKING FROM HOME DURING THE LOCKDOWN    Dr Ghilraen Laue, a Curator from our Human Sciences Department, shares her #lockdown experience with us:For...

365 Campaign Against Gender Based Violence

365 Campaign Against Gender Based Violence As part of the KZN Museum's ongoing pledge to create awareness on the issue of GENDER-BASED VIOL...

Dismantling the Sisonke Gallery

Dismantling the Sisonke Gallery On 17 February 2020, Justine Wintjes, Mudzunga Munzhedzi and Dimakatso Tlhoaele from the Department of Human Scienc...

Human Sciences Curator awarded Thuthuka Funding

Human Sciences Curator awarded Thuthuka Funding Dr Ghilraen Laue, curator in the Human Sciences Department, has been awarded the sought-after Thuthuk...

Human Rights Day

Chasing Hover Flies

Chasing Hover Flies   In March, John Midgley and Kirstin Williams from the Natural Science Department went on a field trip to the Umtamvuna Nature...

KZN Museum make their own hand sanitiser

Here at the KZN Museum we have taken matters into our own hands, literally, in response to the #covid19 outbreak. Chief Outreach Education Officer M...

KZN Museum Annual Book Swap

KZN Museum Annual Book Swap, 17 - 19 March. Pick up a book of your choice at no cost, and maybe even leave something behind that you are no longer r...

March 2020 Holiday Programme

Fun activities this school holiday at the KZN Museum. Suitable for ages 6 - 13 years. Activities are R 25 per day, from 9am - 11am. Booking is essen...

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