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Education & public programmes

The Education and Public Programmes Department of Iziko Museums of South Africa offers a range of learning experiences for everyone – whatever your age or level of interest.

Reach for the stars and explore the exciting world of astronomy at the Planetarium. Experience a range of Public Shows for all age groups as well as the Planetarium School Programme.

School programmes include lessons by our Art Collections, Social History and Natural History departments, as well as the Planetarium School Programme. Public programmes include lectures, workshops, commemorative programmes, winter school and more.

The Iziko Mobile Museum is an educational outreach project designed to take educational museum resources to rural and urban communities that are unable to visit the Iziko Museums.




Under Cover of Darkness: Women in servitude in the Cape colony

Sep 21, 2018

‘Under Cover of Darkness’, an exhibition, in partnership with the Centre for Curating the Archive at the University of Cape Town, opened at the Iziko Slave Lodge on 25 September 2018.  Curated by Carine Zaayman and produced by Josie Grindrod,the exhibition brings to light the many untold stories of women forced into slavery and oppressive labour under colonialism.

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Iziko Museums of South Africa (Iziko) operates 11 national museums, each with its own history and character. The name Iziko, an isiXhosa word, meaning ‘hearth’, embodies the spirit of a transformed institution and our vision of African museums of excellence.

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