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  • TSHWANE MUSEUMS TO COMMEMORATE INTERNATIONAL MUSEUM DAY

    TSHWANE MUSEUMS TO COMMEMORATE INTERNATIONAL MUSEUM DAY

    Thu, May 16, 2019

    16 May 2019 will mark the start of the week-long International Museum Day festivities that in the City of Tshwane in partnership with various private museums. This commemoration, which includes free entry to participating museums, will end on 25 May 2019.

     

    International Museum Day has been celebrated on 18 May since 1977 to highlight the importance of the role of museums as institutions that serve society and aid in its development.

     

    The theme for this year is Museums as cultural hubs: The future of tradition.

     

    The City urges schools and members of the public to take this opportunity to visit the participating museums. Entry fees are still applicable at some museums, therefore entry fees should be confirmed before a visit.

     

    The activities will be complemented by a dialogue based on this year's theme and coordinated by the City of Tshwane. The dialogue will be held on Friday, 17 May 2019, at the Ditsong National Museum of Cultural History. Members of the Mabopane, Winterveld, Ga-Rankuwa, and Soshanguve Sports Forum will engage with leaners from a school that was invited through the Department of Basic Education. The dialogue will expose the youth of Tshwane to culture and promote cultural practises. This event targets 150 identified stakeholders and is not open to public.

     

    The following museums and institutions are participating in International Museum Week:

     

    CITY OF TSHWANE: MELROSE HOUSE MUSEUM

    Tel: 012 358 0882

    Email: melissal@tshwane.gov.za

     

    Free entry: 16 to 25 May 2019

     

    DITSONG: MUSEUMS OF SOUTH AFRICA

    Tel: 012 492 5744

    Website: www.ditsong.org.za

     

     

    VOORTREKKER MONUMENT AND NATURE RESERVE

    Tel: 012 326 6770

    Email: klientediens@vtm.org.za

    Website: www.vtm.org.za

     

    Entry fees: See website

    PRETORIA ART MUSEUM

    Tel: 012 358 6749

    Email: gerdagu@tshwane.gov.za

     

    Free entry: 16 to 25 May 2019

     

    DITSONG: KRUGER MUSEUM

    Tel: 012 492 5746

    Email: mconradie@ditsong.org.za

     

    Free entry: 16 to 25 May 2019

    SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICES MUSEUM

    Tel: 012 301 5281/5278

    Email: sapsmuseum@saps.gov.za

    Website: www.saps.gov.za

     

    Free entry

    FORT KLAPPERKOP HERITAGE SITE

    Tel: 012 346 7703/8847/2916

    Email: andres@tshwane.gov.za

     

    Free entry

     

    DITSONG: NATIONAL MUSEUM OF CULTURAL HISTORY

    Tel: 012 492 5788

    Email: annah@ditsong.org.za

     

    Free entry: 16 to 25 May 2019

    SOUTH AFRICAN POST OFFICE MUSEUM

    Tel: 012 845 2805

    Email: ruth.makwela@postoffice.co.za

    Website: www.postoffice.co.za

     

    Free entry: Monday to Friday

    SOUTH AFRICAN MINT: COIN WORLD

    (Museum tours)

    Tel: 012 677 2460/2482 Email: coinworld@samint.co.za

     

     

     

    DITSONG: NATIONAL MUSEUM OF MILITARY HISTORY

    Tel: 087 086 7019

    Email: milmus@ditsong.org.za

     

    Free entry: 16 to 25 May 2019

    UNIVERSITY OF PRETORIA MUSEUMS

    Tel: 012 420 2178

    Email: museums@up.ac.za

     

    Free entry: Monday to Friday

    FREEDOM PARK

    Tel: 012 336 4023

    Email: lesego@freedompark.co.za

    Website: www.freedompark.co.za

     

    Free entry to learners in uniform: 16 to 25 May 2019

     

    DITSONG: PIONEER MUSEUM

    Tel: 012 813 8006

    Email: pioneer@ditsong.org.za

     

    Free entry: 16 to 25 May 2019

    VETERINARY HISTORY SOCIETY OF SOUTH AFRICA

    Tel: 082 802 2526

    Email: gfbath@gmail.com

     

    Entry by appointment only

    GEOSCIENCE MUSEUM

    Tel: 012 841 1007

    Email: knzolo@geoscience.org.za

     

    Free entry: 16 to 25 May 2019

     

    DITSONG: SAMMY MARKS MUSEUM

    Tel: 012 755 9542

    Email: marks@ditsong.org.za

     

    Free entry: 16 to 25 May 2019

    DITSONG: TSWAING METEORITE CRATER

    Tel: 076 945 5911

    Email: tswaing@ditsong.org.za

     

    Free entry: 16 to 25 May 2019

    DITSONG: WILLEM PRINSLOO AGRICULTURAL MUSEUM

    Tel: 012 736 2036

    Email: prinsloo@ditsong.org.za

     

    Free entry: 16 to 25 May 2019

     

    DITSONG: NATIONAL MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY

    Tel: 012 492 5708

    Email: tmabuso@ditsong.org.za

     

    Free entry: 16 to 25 May 2019

     

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