KwaZulu Cultural Museum

contact Regina or Jabu
Tel: 035 870 2050
Send us an e-mail
Visit our web site
venue Ulundi Battlefields
time Mon to Fri: 8am-4pm
Sat to Sun: 7 public holidays 9am-4pm
cost School tour: R1 pp
Adults: R25
Kids under 12yrs: R12

Heritage museum of KwaZulu Natal

The Amafa is a non-profit organization and is a custodian of all the Heritage of the KwaZulu Natal Province. Amafa receives the grant from the Department of Premier in order to accomplish its function
KwaZulu Cultural Museum (KCM) is one of Amafa’s projects. It is based at Ondini where King Cetshwayo’s Royal homestead is. The KCM was officially opened in 1983, serving the community tirelessly in order to meet one of the goals of Amafa.

The KwaZulu Cultural Museum (KCM) is the primary tourist attraction in Ulundi area. Its collection of over eight thousand artefacts and images is curated to international standards. The ethnographic collection comprises over 5000 items all of which have been digitally archived. This includes 2000 professional publication quality photographs of selected items. In addition to permanent exhibits, the museum hosts several temporary exhibitions a year. In 2010, the online KwaZulu Cultural Museum was completed. This Internet facility showcases approximately 100 items from the collection, divided by categories.

Education & training

Over 80% of visitors to the museum are scholars, while many can visit the museum, some cannot. A portable educational program – “ taking the museum to the people ‘ has been designed for use at outlying schools that are unable to visit the museum. It is currently known as Traveling and Exhibition Program. Workshops are held with school educators to integrate museum activities into the school curriculum. In addition to the above school children may attend special extramural traditional skills classes (beading, basketry, and poetry) at the museum. The museum is in the process of becoming a Centre of training excellence with staff utilized as assessors in the training of curators by the South African museums association. Already one professional curator has been trained and taken up a senior position at the prominent KZN museum

School holiday program

During school holidays we conduct programs for children. We conduct empowerment programs in terms of life skills, poetry, values, heritage, folktales and art.

School crafts

The museum is conducting a craft project within its premises. The schools bring their children to be taught how to make a certain craft. The examples of crafts that are made at the museum are beadwork, clay pot making, grass mat making and bags making with snacks packs

The Stadium available for hire

The stadium is the facility that is used by public for private events and parties. Available for rental community, churches, schools, municipalities and government departments normally hire it.

The picnic site

The picnic site is where the individuals and groups of people spend their leisure time, having braai. The corporate organizations book for their private parties. They also book for their capacity building and team building adventures.
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