Profile: Ditsong National Museum of Natural History

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Ditsong National Museum of Natural HistoryThe Ditsong National Museum of Natural History (formerly known as the Transvaal Museum) was founded as the Staatsmuseum of the ZAR on the 1st of December 1892 and has acted as custodian of South Africa’s natural heritage ever since. The Museum’s collections and exhibits include hominid fossils from the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site and associated fauna including Mrs Ples, fossils, skeletons, skins as well as mounted specimens of amphibians, fish, invertebrates, reptiles and mammals.

The museum is the only natural history museum in Gauteng and is one of the largest in South Africa.  It is unique in that it is the only institute in South Africa that offers the local, national and international community the opportunity to view its collections and original fossil material usually denied the public.

Venue: 432 Paul Kruger St, Pretoria
Time:
8am – 4pm (Closed Christmas and Good Friday)
Cost:  Adults R 30  |  Scholars R 15  |  Pensioners R 10
Guided tour: Learners R 20  |  Adults R 35
Discovery Centre R 20
Behind the Scenes tour R 50

Tel: 012 322 7632
Website: www.ditsong.org.za
Facebook: DITSONGMuseumsSA

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