Museums

Visit the Department of Correctional Services Museum and gaze at life inside the walls of Pretoria Prison. The images below give a glimpse of life in those days. The first prison building in Pretoria was built by Alexander Anderson at the corner of the ...

c/o Bosman and Visagie Street, Pretoria

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Melrose House

An elegant house-museum. Named after the famous Melrose Abbey in Scotland, Melrose House was built in 1886. It was requisitioned as headquarters of the British forces, after the invasion of Pretoria in June 1900.

275 Jacob Mare street, Pretoria Central

Telephone(012) 322 ....
National Cultural History Museum

It explores South Africa’s cultural diversity in various permanent and temporary exhibitions. These include: rock paintings and engravings of the San people; thousand year old Iron Age figurines from Schroda in the Limpopo Province (described as "the best ...

149 Visagie street, Pretoria Central

Telephone(012) 324 ....
Paul Kruger Museum

The Kruger house, built in 1884, was the original home of Paul Kruger, president of the former Transvaal Boer Republic. The house has been refurbished to reflect the time when the President and his wife, Gezina Kruger, lived there. The museum and its c ...

c/o Church & Botha streets, Pretoria Central

Telephone(012) 326 ....
Post Office Museum

The Post Office Museum is devoted to the history and development of postal services (stamps, telephone, telegraph) in South Africa.

Church Square, Pretoria

Sammy Marks Museum

Return to a bygone era with a visit to the Sammy Marks Museum in Pretoria. This lovely Victorian mansion which dates back to 1884 and the Victorian garden make for a day out with a difference. The mansion was the residence of Sammy Marks who made a si ...

Old Bronkhorstspruit Road, Pretoria

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Home to General Jan Smuts for over 40 years, Doornkloof in Irene, southeast of Pretoria, is a unique museum that reveals much about the life and the spirit of this great statesman.

Smuts House Museum, Jan Smuts Ave, Irene

South African Air Force Museum

Here visitors can view some of the best historical aircraft in Africa. The force aircraft range from war planes to commercial planes. Those to view, to mention but a few, are the South African Air Force Mirage F1 and the Angolan Mig 21. Visitors also ...

Zwartkop Air Force Base, Route 101 (Old Johannesburg Road), Valhalla

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Transvaal Museum of Natural History

Founded in 1892, the Transvaal Museum of Natural History was originally buried away in a tiny room next to the clock tower on the top floor of Parliament House, a collection so small, it hardly justified the hiring of any permanent employees. But with the ...

Paul Kruger Street, Pretoria

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Van Wouw Museum

The Van Wouw Museum is the last home and studio of the South African sculptor Anton van Wouw (1862-1945)/ It was designed by Norman Eaton in 1938 and van Wouw lived there from 1939-1945. The museum houses 64 art works by van Wouw, mainly sculptures. F ...

Old Arts Building 2-9University of Pretoria, Lynnwood Road

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