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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.




Commemorate Human Rights Day at Iziko

Mar 20, 2018

Human Rights Day, a tribute to those who fought for the rights and equality of all South Africans, is commemorated annually on 21 March. On this day in 1960 (previously known as Sharpeville Day), police fired on unarmed protesters, killing 69 people, many of whom school children, who were shot in the back as they fled.

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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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