Enjoy afternoon at the museum

2016-05-11 06:00
A MAMMAL ancestor from the Karoo.

A MAMMAL ancestor from the Karoo.

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

THE National Museum in Bloemfontein will celebrate International Museum Day on Wednesday, 18 May, hosting free tours for the public.

The tours celebrate the work of museum professionals. The National Museum will open the Cultural History, the Anthropology Collections and the Palaeontology Laboratory to the public.

“The objective of this day is to raise awareness of the importance of museum collections and the research based on these collections. The Cultural History Collection portrays mainly the history of the Free State.

“Although there is material dating back to the 17th century, the major part of the collection consists of material from the 19th century,” said Dr Louise Coetzee of the National Museum.

Members of the public can arrange for a two-hour tour on 18 May.

The two-hour tour starts at 14:30. Entrance is free and the public is requested to make bookings for tours. Phone 051-447-9609 or send an e-mail to shop@nasmus.co.za.


Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

Inside News24

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.