The curation of this small museum lets it down. We were given too little information about the pieces (eg dates). The pieces were too crowded together in each cabinet. We felt like we were looking at a random selection of pieces with no context. Perhaps we would have known more if we had paid for the audio guide (35 rand).
The "short film" about the history of gold in different parts of the world contains long sections about the history of gold in many parts of the world. The greedy nature of European powers prevails here and, although the film is interesting, some sections are of no relevance to Africa (the story of gold in South America, for example). The workshop, although open, had no one working it when we visited (about 4pm).
It is, however, cheap, central, short and has a cute lion in its own little room.
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