Pretoria has a hoard of treasuries for the art lover. You will find some incredible works of art and ancient artefacts in the museums and art galleries scattered throughout the city.
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 centrepiece of the museum, and his whole life is laid out on display.
Address: 59 WF Nkomo St, Pretoria Central, Pretoria, 0002, South Africa.
George Jesse Heyes built the Melrose House in 1886. The Melrose House has an interesting history. The Peace Treaty of Vereeniging, which marked the end of the Anglo-Boer War, was signed here. Period furniture, fragile porcelain works, English paintings, stained glass windows and many other details make Melrose House worth visiting.
Address: 275 Jeff Masemola St, Pretoria Central, Pretoria, 0002, South Africa.
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. The exquisite gardens, beautiful furniture, fragile porcelain and amazing paintings still resonate with times gone by.
Address: Savannah Country Estate, 0081, South Africa.
The Pretoria Art Museum has won international acclaim and is dedicated to compiling South African works of art. It hosts many national and international exhibitions, 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: Wessels St, Arcadia, Pretoria, 0007, South Africa.
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!
Explore the agricultural history throughout the ages at this museum. A farmstead dating back to the 1880s is also restored here! Farming equipment, horse-drawn carriages and other paraphernalia relating to agriculture will arouse your curiosity and help you understand the development of the industry.
Address: R104 Old Bronkhorstspruit Road, Rayton, Cullinan, 1000, South Africa.
This gallery was formerly the residence and studio of the father of South African sculpture, 'Anton Van Wouw'. Around sixty pieces of beautiful sculptures are displayed here. The gardens and a fish pond complement the gallery completely.
Address: Old Arts Building 2-9 University of Pretoria, Lynnwood Road, Hatfield, South Africa.