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Our 2021 calendars have become so popular and are being received well by the public. We now only have a limited number left. Be sure to come and collect your free copy between 9h00 till 15h30 from Monday to Friday. While stocks last.
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๐— ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐˜† ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐˜„๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ฒ๐˜€, ๐—ฎ ๐˜๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜€๐—ผ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ถ๐—ฐ ๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐˜๐—ฎ๐—ด๐—ฒ!

Money cowries are tropical sea snails (Monetaria moneta). They have delicate lace-like bodies that are protected by a smooth, hard shell (or โ€˜exoskeletonโ€™).

The material this shell is made of is strong and bright, almost gem-like. As their common name โ€“ โ€˜money cowriesโ€™ โ€“ tells us, for thousands of years people across the globe used them as a kind of currency.

Many money cowries came from the Maldives, which had a vibrant cowrie industry. This industry was a rare example of a sustainable reef fishery. It didnโ€™t end due to over-fishing, but rather to changes in economic dynamics.

#heritagemonth #kznmuseum #cowries #heritage #seasnails #money #Maldives #MonetariaMoneta#RรฉunionIsland #PhilippeBourjon

๐Ÿ“ธ A live money cowrie (Monetaria moneta) in Rรฉunion island lagoon photographed by Philippe Bourjon (2015). Source: Wikimedia Commons. License: Creative Commons CC BY-SA 4.0.

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๐—ช๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ป๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—”๐—ฟ๐—ฏ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—ช๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐—ธ ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—บ๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐˜๐—ถ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ:
๐Ÿ๐ฌ๐ญ ๐๐ฅ๐š๐œ๐ž ๐ฐ๐ข๐ง๐ง๐ž๐ซ
Owen Haarhoff
Owen made a coral tree, his research, creativity and design was outstanding. The presentation is excellent. A lot of time and effort was given to this craft. Excellent work Owen!
๐‘‚๐‘ค๐‘’๐‘› ๐‘ค๐‘œ๐‘› ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘’ ๐ถ๐‘Ž๐‘๐‘’ ๐ด๐‘ โ„Ž ๐‘ ๐‘Ž๐‘๐‘™๐‘–๐‘›๐‘” ๐‘Ž๐‘  ๐‘ค๐‘’๐‘™๐‘™ ๐‘Ž๐‘  ๐‘Ž ๐‘ก๐‘Ÿ๐‘Ž๐‘ฆ ๐‘œ๐‘“ ๐‘ฃ๐‘’๐‘”๐‘’๐‘ก๐‘Ž๐‘๐‘™๐‘’ ๐‘ ๐‘’๐‘’๐‘‘๐‘™๐‘–๐‘›๐‘”๐‘ .
๐Ÿ๐ง๐ ๐๐ฅ๐š๐œ๐ž ๐ฐ๐ข๐ง๐ง๐ž๐ซ is Aaliya Khan with her Mahogany Tree, she was commended for her research and innovation. Well done to you Aliya. ๐ด๐‘Ž๐‘™๐‘–๐‘ฆ๐‘Ž ๐‘ค๐‘œ๐‘› ๐‘Ž ๐‘ก๐‘Ÿ๐‘Ž๐‘ฆ ๐‘œ๐‘“ 44 ๐‘ฃ๐‘’๐‘”๐‘’๐‘ก๐‘Ž๐‘๐‘™๐‘’ ๐‘ ๐‘’๐‘’๐‘‘๐‘™๐‘–๐‘›๐‘”๐‘ .
๐Ÿ‘๐ซ๐ ๐๐ฅ๐š๐œ๐ž ๐ฐ๐ข๐ง๐ง๐ž๐ซ is St Nicholas grade 3S for their Pom Pom tree and they were commended for the research and innovation also.
๐‘†๐‘ก ๐‘๐‘–๐‘โ„Ž๐‘œ๐‘™๐‘Ž๐‘  ๐‘”๐‘Ÿ๐‘Ž๐‘‘๐‘’ 3๐‘† ๐‘ค๐‘œ๐‘› ๐‘Ž ๐‘ก๐‘Ÿ๐‘Ž๐‘ฆ ๐‘œ๐‘“ 44 ๐‘ฃ๐‘’๐‘”๐‘’๐‘ก๐‘Ž๐‘๐‘™๐‘’ ๐‘ ๐‘’๐‘’๐‘‘๐‘™๐‘–๐‘›๐‘”๐‘ .
๐Ÿ’๐ญ๐ก ๐ฉ๐ฅ๐š๐œ๐ž ๐ฐ๐ข๐ง๐ง๐ž๐ซ is Ethan Xavier for his Blue Guarri. Ethan was commended for his research and innovation. ๐ธ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘Ž๐‘› ๐‘ค๐‘œ๐‘› ๐‘Ž ๐‘ก๐‘Ÿ๐‘Ž๐‘ฆ ๐‘œ๐‘“ 44 ๐‘ฃ๐‘’๐‘”๐‘’๐‘ก๐‘Ž๐‘๐‘™๐‘’ ๐‘ ๐‘’๐‘’๐‘‘๐‘™๐‘–๐‘›๐‘”๐‘ .
Thank you to everyone who submitted their entries and for your creativity and enthusiasm! It was not easy to choose the winning entries. Well done everyone!
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In response to our outreach program with  for Arbour Week, we are very pleased to be able to share with you their progress with the planting and making of seed bombs! It certainly looked like the learners had loads of fun. Well done to all the learners for the enthusiasm and efforts, and especially for the entries towards our Arbour Day competition.
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We may not be officially open to the public yet but there is always something new to see at the KZN Museum! Outside the Museum we have a 'pop up exhibition' called Unmasking the Facemask. We live in new and different times, but we will always keep connected with our public, one way or another!
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Opening Times

Monday to Friday - 9:00 to 15:30 
Saturdays - Closed 
Sundays - Closed


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