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Totius House Museum

Totius House Museum

The Totius House Museum was the residence of the man who was known as Potchefstrooms greatest man of letters and who worked under the pseudonym of Totius. Totius (Jakob Daniel du Toit) made his mark, which will always be remembered throughout history, by translating most of the Bible into Afrikaans, finishing what his father Stephanus Jacobus du Toit had begun. The museum also conserves the life and writings of Totius as an Afrikaans translator, poet and theologian.

The Museum building itself is a typical example of a town house built during the Edwardian period. It was built when the Theological School of the Reformed Church had to be moved from Burgersdorp to Potchefstroom. It was built to an almost exact replica of the ground plans of the rectors home in Burgersdorp. Although the house was completed in 1905 and occupied by the principal of the Theological School, professor Cachet until 1911 it was only then that it became the residence of Totius (Professor D.J. du Toit) who succeeded Cachet at the School.

The entire content of the house originated from the Du Toit family. The museum is open to visitors on weekdays from 10:00 to 17:00 (Closing for lunch from 13:00 to 14:00), on Saturdays from 09:00 to 13:00 and on Sundays from 14:30 to 16:30. Admission is free.

For more information please contact:
Totius House Museum
Corner of Molen and Esselen Streets
Potchefstroom
Tel: +27-18-2995027

Or Contact Potchefstroom Tourism Information
Tel 27-18-2995371
Fax 27-18-2995133
Or email: council@potch.co.za

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