Museum: holiday programme starts

2010-12-07 00:00

CHILDREN aged six to 13 are being invited to explore the Natal Museum in Jabu Ndlovu (Loop) Street, Pietermaritzburg, as part of the venue’s school holiday programme.

Children will not only have a chance to explore the museum, but will also be able take part in the workshops.

Zama Dlomo, a museum spokesperson urged parents to take their children along to view the displays which range from animals to South African history. “The museum is one of Pietermaritzburg’s treasures and you not only learn about various subjects, but you also get a chance to interact and enjoy a whole new world other than spending hours on a cellphone or in front of the television. It is a place for entertainment as well as education,” said Zama.

Officially opened on November 30, 1904, the museum is recognised as the largest national museum dedicated to the collection, preservation, study and exhibition of objects of cultural and scientific value in KwaZulu-Natal.

It will be running a holiday programme from December 13 to 17. On December 13 participants will learm how to decorate decoupage plates. On December 14 there will be storytelling and a treasure hunt. On December 15 children will be shown how to decorate Christmas socks and on December 17 there will be a Christmas card workshop and a festive party.

The cost for each of the workshops is R30 per child, which includes refreshments. There are limited seats available so advanced bookings are preferred to avoid disappointment.

Normal entry to the museum is R10 per adult and R2,50 for children. Inquiries and to book, phone 033 341 0557. — Arts Editor.

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