It’s not quite Madame Tussauds, but the ‘Movers and Shakers’ exhibition at the Old Court House Museum tells a wonderful visual story of the men and women who made KwaZulu-Natal the place it is today. Small, three-dimensional models of the people who played pivotal roles in the development of the region, from activist Mahatma Gandhi to author Alan Paton, are on permanent display, supported by framed photographs and documentation explaining who’s who. It’s a great way for visitors (and locals!) to gain a better understanding of the history of our province, and wonderful day out for school children.
The museum also houses a fantastic research centre, which is open to the public, so if you find yourself particularly taken with one or more of the characters on display, a bit of digging in the archives of the museum is to sure to provide the information you’re looking for!
Photograph of the Old Court House Museum courtesy of kznpr.co.za