KwaZulu-Natal Museum, Pietermaritzburg

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KwaZulu-Natal Museum, a popular tourist and educational amenity and acclaimed centre of scholarly research, offers thousands of visitors a feast of attractive, modern, user friendly displays. The KwaZulu-Natal Museum is dedicated to increasing understanding of the history of mankind in south-eastern Africa and of the Natural World, through the collection, study and display of real objects. The Museum opened its doors on 30 November 1904 and is now home to several of South Africa's most important heritage collections. The collections are of international renown, and feature regional archaeology, African cultural products, European settler history, seashells, insects and other forms of animal life. The KwaZulu-Natal Museum is proud to be the custodian of one of the most important collections of Zulu craft objects. The largest national museum in KwaZulu-Natal, the KwaZulu-Natal Museum is dedicated to the collection, preservation, study and exhibition of objects of cultural and scientific value, concentrating on both the Natural and Human Sciences. The exhibition galleries are continually being upgraded to make the museum even more effective and enjoyable.
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  • I don’t think you can get better value for a few hours of entertainment and education for young children. Many of the exhibits were interactive and numerous staff were on hand to assist all over... 
    I don’t think you can get better value for a few hours of entertainment and education for young children. Many of the exhibits were interactive and numerous staff were on hand to assist all over...  more »
  • Very educative for kids, wide range of wild life available with nice sound effects, history section available also 
    Very educative for kids, wide range of wild life available with nice sound effects, history section available also  more »
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  • Went to a show at the museum about snakes. The presentation by Nick Evans was very educational and worth the time. Well done. The information was very good and Nick has a good sense of humour to go with it
  • Magnificent. Very well cared for and so much to see. Need a few more trips to take everything in. Looking forward. Highly recommend.

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