Science and Technology Education Centre

Geology Education Museum

Before 2007 the Geology Education Museum (GEM) formed part of the School of Geological Sciences at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. It was initially opened in 1948 by Professor L.C. King to house rock, mineral and fossil collections. It is now part of the Science and Technology Education Centre (STEC@UKZN).

As the only Geological Museum in KwaZulu-Natal, we provide displays pertaining to the high school geography syllabus, ranging from a basic introduction to minerals and rocks, to the fields of Economic Geology and Palaeontology. Rocks, fossils and mineral samples from KwaZulu-Natal and South Africa  are intended to promote an awareness to our unique geological surrounding. 

Visitors to the Museum have “hands-on” contact with minerals and rocks, can look down microscopes and sort fossils.

What we offer