GeologY MUSEUM
Walk through the history of the planet and see how it’s changed over millennia, learn more about the secrets held in the stones.
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Rocks tell the stories of the Earth

Exhibitions

 

Earth changes

Our Earth is not rock solid, but is continuously changing, influenced by various factors.

Our Earth is constantly changing and the clues can be found all around us. More

Universe

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Earth’s place in the Universe - geologists study outer space through telescopes to discover more about our planet. More

Freak Show


Freak Show
Weird rocks and minerals that glow in ultraviolet light, are poisonous, float, come from space, are magnetic, have strange shapes and monster crystals. More

Treasure Room

Treasure Room
A display of rare, valuable and beautiful mineral specimens and gems from the Geology Museum’s international collections. More

Riches

Riches
South Africa’s mineral wealth can be called a treasure house of economic minerals, with some of the largest known deposits on the planet. More

Collection

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The Geology Museum has an international collection of rocks, minerals and gems numbering over 15 000 items. Here are few of the special specimens in the collection. More

 


Fossils


A seemingly unassuming rock may contain something spectacular. We’ve selected a few fossils to expose from their rock matrix.
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Contact us

 

Katherine James
Curator of Geology
Tel: 011-833-5624 ext 252
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Join the Friends of the Museum

You can support Museum Africa or its branch museums, the Bensusan Museum of Photography or the Geology Museum, by joining the Friends of the Museum.

Contact us: Phone: +27 (0)11 833 5624

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Write to: Friends of Museum Africa Box 517 Newtown 2113
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Museum History

The Geology Museum has a long history and was established in 1890 just four years after the founding of Johannesburg. More
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Video: Geology Museum

Take a tour of the Geological Museum at Museum Africa and learn more about rocks and minerals – and how the earth was formed. View.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Plan your visit

Where to find us:

Museum Africa
121 Bree Street
Newtown

 

Opening hours:

Tuesdays to Sundays, 9am – 5pm (Closed Mondays, Good Friday and between Christmas and New Year)

 

ENTRANCE FEES:

Free

 

Facilities:

Museum shop and snack shop

 

Parking:

Parking is available in the Mary Fitzgerald Square right outside the museum. There are car guards in attendance.


 

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