Education Department

The McGregor Museum Department of Education has provided a learning service to schools for over a century.  We offer a variety of services to educate and inform the public about the history and heritage of the Northern Cape, specifically the city of Kimberley.

We have an important role to play in outreach activities to the broader Northern Cape community.  Some of our projects are aimed at people who do not or cannot normally visit the museum, and many are tackled in co-operation with other museum colleagues, government departments and organisations.

For more information on our school programs, please click  – info schools 2019

Museum Tours

We offer guided tours of all the McGregor Museum satellites for school groups or adults. Our Education Officer Suzanne Erasmus and our Museum caretaker Bafana Ndebele are registered tourist guides. From time to time young volunteers are also trained as part-time museum guides to assist with large groups.

Museum Lessons

McGregor Museum presents hands-on, object-orientated lessons to small groups (normally a single class) in the museum classroom or galleries.

Museum-related topics such as Ecology, Animals in the EnviroZone, Food Chains, Animal “Clothes” (fur, spines, feathers, scales, shells etc.), Early Inhabitants of the Northern Cape, Human evolution and stone age tools, Khoisan and Rock Art and the Siege of Kimberley are selected to complement the school curriculum and to promote better learning.

Laerskool Diamantveld fill in their worksheets on their lesson on evolution.
Rolihlahla Primary School learning about insects.

School Room

We set up a room for museum lessons ideal for smaller groups. The School Room is equipped with a special collection of museum specimens which children can study with their eyes and fingers!

Resource Centre

The Resource Centre is a reference centre for pupils and teachers, with information in books, magazines, photographs and on computer.  It can also be used as a discovery centre for school-going children, where pupils are exposed to real objects and learn by themselves, or as a workshop venue for small groups of teachers.

Discovery Room

The Discovery Room is a hands-on touch and activity centre specifically for pre-school children.

St Patricks College pupils in the Discovery Room.

The Discovery Room is a hands-on touch and activity centre specifically for pre-school children.

Suzanne Erasmus, Education Officer

Tel: (+27)53 8392717


Bafana Ndebele, Museum Guide

Tel: (+27)53 8392775

Ida Maphumulo, Receptionist

Tel: (+27)53 8392700

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