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Vision & Mission

Our Vision

The Msunduzi and Ncome Museums will strive for an excellent cultural experience.

Our Mission

The Msunduzi and Ncome Museums will actively preserve, promote and present our cultural heritage to benefit nation building and social cohesion.

Ncome Museum, Nquthu

The Ncome-Blood River heritage site is probably one of the most unique battlefields in South Africa. The site witnessed a major battle between the Voortrekkers and amaZulu on 16 December 1838, and is named after the nearby river known as ‘Ncome’ in isiZulu and ‘Bloedrivier’ in Afrikaans.

The site is unique in that it has two museums in close proximity re-interpreting the same events. Visitors are therefore exposed to different interpretations and points of view.

The Ncome Museum building was designed in the shape of buffalo horns, which was the formation, initiated by King Shaka kaSenzangakhona, in which the Zulu army attacked.  The Museum came into being in 1999 as part of the National Government’s Legacy project of preserving the histories of all people of South Africa.


Msunduzi Museum Conference

“Commemorating 20 years of Democracy: A different dialogue”

The Msunduzi Museum Council, Director and Staff in conjunction with the Pietermaritzburg Archives Repository, would hereby like to invite you to join us for a thought-provoking conference as part of our celebrations for commemorating 20 years of Democracy.


Venue:                Msunduzi Museum, 351 Langalibalele Street, Pietermaritzburg

Date:                   1 September 2014

Time:                  Registration is from 08:00-09:00

RSVP:                   By 14 August 2014.  Please contact Miss Nosipho Gwala:

                        , T: 033 394 6834.

Programme:   Enquiries can be directed to Mrs Elrica Henning:

                         , T: 033 394 6834