09 May 2019

Tshwane: Free entry to museums from 16 - 25 May 2019!

Ditsong Museums of South Africa, an amalgamation of eight national museums, seven in Tshwane and one in Johannesburg, has announced that all museums in Tshwane will collaborate to celebrate International Museum Day (IMD) 2019, celebrated annually on 18 May. This year's IMD will focus on the new role of museums as active participants in their communities under the theme "Museums as Cultural Hubs: The future of tradition". The museums in Tshwane have planned a week-long programme from 16 - 25 May 2019 that includes free entry to all museums over this period. There will be a coordinated dialogue between youth and adults on this year's theme on 17 May 2019 at DITSONG: National Museum of Cultural History in Tshwane from 10:00 – 12:00.

The following museums in
Tshwane are participating in International Museum Week 2019:
  • The City of Tshwane Museums including the Pretoria Art Museum, Melrose House and Fort Klapperkop.
  • Ditsong: Museums of South Africa including the National Museum of Natural History, National Museum of Cultural History, National Museum of Military History, Kruger Museum, Pioneer Museum, Sammy Marks Museum, Tswaing Meteorite Crater and Willem Prinsloo Agricultural Museum.
  • Voortrekker: Monument and Nature Reserve
  • Freedom Park
  • Geoscience Museum
  • South African Police Services Museum
  • South African Post Office Museum
  • University of Pretoria Museums
  • Veterinary Historical Society of South Africa
  • South African Mint
Please note that, according to Ditsong's press release, entrance fees are still applicable at some museums (?) so please confirm before your visit. The museums have also developed special programmes for this period but prior booking is essential.

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