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Anton van Wyk

Assistant Educator: Natural History

Anton Schalk van Wyk is an Assistant Educator at Iziko Museums of South Africa. He works in the Discovery Room and takes learners on educational tours through the South African Museum. Mr Van Wyk says he enjoys interacting with tourists, teachers and learners. His values include being honest, reliable, flexible and friendly at all times, as Assistant Educators must adjust to the needs of the group they are leading. Mr Van Wyk has worked in the Discovery Room for 25 years, and has seen it develop into a wonderful, school-friendly place. The room is there to assist teachers with the school curricula of all grades, and worksheets for children are also available related to different displays in the museum.

Mr Van Wyk has a BSc from Stellenbosch University in Maths, Physics, Chemistry, Microbiology, Botany and Zoology, and his previous work experience includes volunteering at the Two Oceans Aquarium at the V&A Waterfront. His favourite exhibition at Iziko Museums is Stone Bones of the Ancient Karoo, also known as Fossil Stories. ‘This display takes a person back in time,’ he says. ‘You must use your imagination to see how these massive animals ruled the planet. The display has lovely real fossil examples of mammal-like reptiles from the Karoo.’

Mr Van Wyk aspires to visit natural history museums overseas, and his favourite places in South Africa are any museums a person may visit.

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Dear Visitors,

Please be advised that Iziko Museums’ Winter Operating Hours have been adjusted for weekends.

Winter Weekend Hours:

Saturdays: 08h30 – 16h00

Iziko Museums: Slave Lodge, South African Museum and South African National Gallery,

Bo-Kaap Museum and Iziko Planetarium and Digital Dome

Sundays: 08h30 – 16h00

Iziko Museums: Iziko South African Museum, South African National Gallery

and Iziko Planetarium and Digital Dome

Thank you,

Iziko Management

Dear Visitor 


Iziko Museums’ Winter Operating Hours Update. 


Please be advised that the weekend(SAT and SUN) operating hours have been adjusted. 

The museums will open operate from 08h30 to 16h00 on weekends during winter.


Saturdays from 08h30 to 16h00

Iziko South African Museum and Planetarium, Iziko South African National Gallery, 

Iziko Bo-Kaap Museum and Iziko Slave Lodge. 


Sundays from 08h30 to 16h00

Iziko South African Museum and Planetarium and Iziko South African National Gallery. 


By order 

Iziko Management.