Tswaing. On the road to Hamanskraal lies this
ancient meteor crater. This is South Africa'ns first community-centered
enviro-museum. There are guided group visits daily by prior
arrangement at 01214 - 98 7302. The museum also offers hiking trails,
braai facilities, abundant bird life and indigenous animals.
Pierneef Museum: Situated in Vermeulen Street,
this museum is open Monday to Friday from 08:00 to 16:00. Here you
will find the works of art and personal belongings of one of South
Africa'ns best known artists.
Coert Steynberg Museum: Open on Tuesdays to
Fridays from 10:00 to 13:00 and Sundays from 11:00 to 17:00, this
museum is situated in Berg Street. This is the house of another of
South Africa'ns famous artists. This time, the house, studio and
sculptures of the great sculptor, Coert Steynberg.
Kruger Museum: This museum house the possessions
of President Kruger who lived here for the period 1884 to 1901. It is
open to the public during the week from 08:30 to 16:00 and weekends
and public holidays from 09:00 to 16:00. It is situated in Church
SAP Museum Service: In Pretorius Street you will
find the SA Police Museum Service. Here you can see displays on famous
cases, drugs and weapons. They also offer night tours, puppet
shows and other community related projects. Open during the week from
07:30 to 15:30, Saturdays from 8:30 to 12:30 and Sundays from 13:30 to
Museum of Culture: This is a huge museum with
6000 square meters of display space. It tells the story of 2million
years of history in South Africa.
Post Office Stamp collection: Here you can
discover die postal history of South Africa. open Monday to Friday
7:30 to 16:30. It is situated in Palace Avenue, Church Square.
Correctional Services Museum: See the weapons
made by inmates, their art and hobbies as well as objects illegally
made by them. Situated in Potgieter Street, it is open for viewing
Tuesday to Friday 09:00 to 15:00.
Transvaal Museum: Situated in Paul Kruger
Street, this is Pretoria'ns Natural History Museum and covers subjects
like mammals, birds, insects, reptiles, invertebrates, palaeontology
and archaeo-zoology. They are open Monday to Saturday 09:00 to 17:00
and Sunday and public holidays from 11:00 to 17:00.
Melrose House: Guided tours are available on
prior bookings through this marvelous late Victorian house museum
furnished with original furniture and gardens as well as a
photographic exhibition on the Anglo-Boer War. It is situated in Jacob
Mare Street and open Tuesday to Saturday 10:00 to 17:00. Thursdays
10:00 to 20:00 and Sundays from 10:00 to 18:00.
Voortrekker Monument and Museum: No visit to
Pretoria is complete without a visit to the Voortrekker Monument. The
museum boast some magnificent tapestries depicting the life of the
Voortrekker. Open all week from 9:00 to 16:45.
Smuts House Museum: This is the house of
statesman J.C. Smuts. The house is situated in Jan Smuts Avenue and is
open Monday to Friday from 09:30 to 13:00 and 13:30 to 16:30. Weekends
from 09:30 to 13:00 and 13:30 to 17:00
Pioneer Museum: This house was constructed in
1848 shows the life of the early pioneers in this area. Traditional
farm yard activities will be demonstrated by prior arrangement. There
are picnic and barbeque facilities available. Open every day 08:30 to
Sammy Marks Museum: This Victorian mansion
dates from 1884 and was the house of magnate Sammy Marks. The
collection include excellent examples of Victorian glass, porcelain,
furniture and silver wares. There is also a tea garden and museum
shop. Guided tours on request. Open Tuesday to Friday 09:00 to 16:00
and weekends from 10:00 to 16:00.
Willem Prinsloo Agricultural Museum: This
is a living farm museum of the 1920'ns. Here you can experience the
farm yard activities on a guided tour by prior arrangement. This
museum also brew mampoer which can be bought at the museum shop. There
is also overnight accommodation, conference and picnic facilities.
Open all week 08:00 to 16:00.