Top Museums in Pretoria

Pretoria has a hoard of treasuries for the art lover in you. You will find some unbelievable works of art and ancient artefacts in the beautiful museums and art galleries that are scattered throughout the city.

Kruger House MuseumThe Kruger House Museum is a living memorial to the memory of President Paul Kruger. It also happens to be the last house that Paul Kruger lived in before his exile in Europe. His bronze statue forms the centre piece of the museum and his whole life is laid out on display.

Address: 60 Church Street, Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa

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Melrose House MuseumThe Melrose House has an interesting history. The Peace Treaty of Vereeniging which marked the end of the Anglo-Boer War was signed here. The house was built by George Jesse Heyes in 1886. Period furniture, fragile porcelain works, English paintings, stained glass windows and many other details make Melrose House worth a visit. The refreshments in the tea garden make a perfect day out of your outing.

Address: 275 Jacob Maré Street, Pretoria Central, South Africa

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Sammy Marks MuseumSammy Marks Museum is housed in a beautiful Victorian mansion that was once the residence of Sammy Marks who played a leading role in the industrial, mining and agricultural development of the South African Republic. The house was sold to the National Cultural History Museum after Sammy Marks death. This house is still intact as it was in the 19th century. The exquisite gardens, beautiful furniture, fragile porcelain and amazing paintings still resonate with times gone by.

Address: Old Bronkhorstspruit Road, Pretoria, South Africa

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Pretoria Art MuseumThe Pretoria Art Museum has won international acclaim and is dedicated to compiling South African works of art. It is a host to many national and international travelling exhibitions and also organises various educational activities in the art field. You will also find newspaper clippings of South African artists at the Information Centre of the museum.

Address : Corner Wessels and Schoeman Street Pretoria 0007 South Africa

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Pioneer Open Air MuseumThis museum is situated on the banks of the Morelleta Spruit. The pioneer museum portrays the life of a pioneer family in the 19th century. The farmstead portrayed dates back to the year 1848. Visitors to the museum can also engage in making candles, bread and even milking cows!
Opening hours: Please enquire
Willem Prinsloo Agricultural MuseumVisit the agricultural history throughout the ages at this museum. A farmstead dating back to 1880’s is also restored here! Farming equipments, horse drawn carriages and other paraphernalia relating to agriculture will arouse your curiosity and help you better understand the development of the industry.

Address: Off the R104, Old Bronkhortspruit Road, Pretoria, South Africa

Anton Van Wouw MuseumThis gallery was formerly the residence and studio for the father of South African sculpture, ‘Anton Van Wouw’. Sixty pieces of beautiful sculpture are displayed here. The beautiful gardens and a fish pond complement the gallery completely.

Address: 299 Clark Street, Brooklyn, Pretoria, South Africa

Alette Wessels KunskamerThis gallery is an outlet for new emerging commercial artwork as well a home for old masters. For investing in some artwork, this is the best gallery to place your bet.

Source: pretoria.com


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