AFRICAN WINDOW MUSEUM
The National Cultural History Museum is regarded as a centre for living culture and it focuses on the diversity of the country’s cultures and history of its people. Some of the highlights include a Stone Age exhibit, an Iron Age exhibit, historic archaeology site, and collections of San rock engravings.
EDUARDO VILLA MUSEUM
Eduardo Villa, the namesake of the museum, was an Italian born artist who ended up in South Africa after being taken in as a prisoner of war in World War 2. Along with greats such as Cecil Skotnes and Sydney Khumalo, he was a member of the artist group, Amadlozi, responsible for the appropriation of African sculpture traditions.
It holds one of the major mineral collections in Africa, with more than 9 000 specimens on display out of a total of approximately 20 000 specimens. Also on display is a piece of moonrock, a major collection of meteorites, and an extensive display of vital economic minerals.
ANTON VAN WOUW MUSEUM
Anton Van Wouw Museum is a Dutch national monument and is home to a collection of the Dutch-born sculptor, Anton Van Wouw’s work. The building was the last home and studio of the late sculptor who moved to Pretoria from the Netherlands in 1880.
CORRECTIONAL SERVICE MUSEUM
With a permanent exhibition at this maximum security prison, the museum represents some of the history of the Department of Correctional Services – the buildings previously occupied by inmates and warders, and the life and times of prisoners within the premises.
CLAUDE MALAN MUSEUM
It is a haven for historians and collectors alike. Books, art, diamonds, gold and silver, porcelain, dolls, millitaria, art deco and art nouveau, antique furniture, clocks and watches, cameras, gramophones, copper, brass, bronze, tinplate toys and much more.
The Pioneer open air museum is set in a restored Victorian homestead. It offers a real turning back of the clock in South African farming culture with several demonstrations on offer, including wheat grinding, coffee roasting, bread making, candle making and hide curing.
The Kruger Museum and its contents bear witness to the forceful personality of the man who lived there as leader of a small republic in southern Africa, at a stormy and unsettling time of his people’s long struggle against British imperialism
MELROSE HOUSE MUSEUM
Melrose House still contains most of its original furniture and finishings, including stained glass windows, and exquisite carpets. Antique fairs and other exhibitions are regularly hosted in the gardens of Melrose House, and there is also a tea garden.
POST OFFICE MUSEUM
The Post Office museum is devoted to the history and development of postal services (stamps, telephones, telegraphs) in South Africa.
SAMMY MARKS MUSEUM
The Sammy Marks Museum is a Victorian Mansion called Zwartkoppies Hall. The estate originally belonged to 19th century agricultural, industrial and mining tycoon Sammy Marks, who lived there with his wife Bertha and nine children.
SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE MUSEUM
The police museum contains exhibits covering the turbulent history of the nation’s police force and includes some grissly exhibits on celebrated crimes, and a display on police transport both inside and outside the museum.
WILLEM PRINSLOO AGRICULTURAL MUSEUM
The Willem Prinsloo Agricultural Museum preserves and presents South African agricultural history in a unique manner. The museum showcases the history of the development of agriculture in South Africa from the Stone Age until 1945.
ZONDERWATER ITALIAN POW MUSEUM
During the Second World War, the South African armed forces accepted the surrender of the main Italian force in Abbysinia. These POW’s were transported to South Africa to Zonderwater.