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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 Museum

The 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
Phone: +27 12 326 9172
Opening hours: Monday to Friday from 8.30 am to 5.30 pm and Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays from 8.30 am to 5.00 pm

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Melrose House Museum

The 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
Phone: +27 12 322 2805 / 0420
Opening hours: Please enquire

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Sammy Marks Museum

Sammy 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
Phone: +27 12 755 9541
Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 10.00 am to 4.00 pm.

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Pretoria Art Museum

The 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
Phone : +27 12 344 1807 or +27 12 344 1808
Opening hours : Tuesday to Saturday from 10.00 am to 5.00 pm; Sunday from 10.00 am to 5.0 0pm. Closed on Mondays and Public Holidays.

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Pioneer Open Air Museum

This 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!

Address: Pretoria Road, Silverton, Pretoria
Phone: +27 12 803 6086/7
Opening hours: Please enquire
Willem Prinsloo Agricultural Museum

Visit 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
Phone: +27 12 736 2035
Opening hours: Please enquire
Anton Van Wouw Museum

This 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
Phone: +27 12 460 7422
Opening hours: Monday to Friday - 10.00 am to 4.00 pm

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Alette Wessels Kunskamer

This 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.

Address: Maroelana Centre, 27 Maroelana Street, Maroelana, Pretoria, South Africa
Phone: +27 12 346 0728
Opening hours: Monday to Friday - 9.00 am to 4.00 pm, Saturday - 9.00 am to 1.00 pm