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Transvaal Museum

The Transvaal Museum began as the Staatsmuseum (or State Museum ) in 1892, which was created to collect items of both cultural history and natural history. Over the years the museum has expanded considerably. In 1964 the museum was divided, into the Transvaal Museum and the National Cultural History Museum.

The Department of Paleontology houses Pleistocene hominid fossils, including specimens from the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site, and ""Mrs. Ples"", the most complete cranium fossil of Australopithecus africanus.

The Department of Invertebrates contains numerous collections of insects, including beetles, ants, butterflies, dragonflies, and grasshoppers.

The Department of Vertebrates is divided into four separate collections, namely that of mammals, birds, reptiles, and Archaeozoology (the study of bones at archaeological sites).

The GeoScience Museum has an excellent display of precious and
semi-precious stones.

Ornithologists will be delighted with the 870 Southern African birds on display in the Austin Roberts Bird Hall.

Upstairs, Genesis I: Hall of Life traces the history of life on earth as it evolved from primitive single-celled bacteria to the complex and diverse forms of life we see today.

Genesis II: Mammal Hall is devoted to the evolutionary development of the mammals, from the mammal-like reptiles found here in South Africa that dating back over 200 million years ago.

MUSEUM HOURS:
- daily 8:00 - 4:00

ADDRESS:
Paul Kruger St., Pretoria CBD

CONTACT DETAILS:
Tel: 27 12 322-7632
Fax: 27 12 322-7939

Nearby Listings

Hotel 224

Hotel / Boutique Hotel Accommodation in Arcadia

2.0km North East of center of Transvaal Museum

The Hotel 224 was established in 1987 and through the years it has become the leader in budget accommodation in Arcadia, offering the visitor exceptional service and quality at a fractional rate of other similar hotels

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Legodimong Bed and Breakfast

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Pretoria

2.5km East of center of Transvaal Museum

Situated at the top of Muckleneuk Hill in Pretoria, at the end of a cul-de-sac and adjacent to a nature area, Legodimong Bed & Breakfast offers luxurious accommodation in a central location with spectacular views

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B'Guest house

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Arcadia

2.9km North East of center of Transvaal Museum

Come and feel right at home in the rich ambience of this charming Guesthouse, situated in Arcadia at 751 Park Street, on the T-Junction with Beckett Street.

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Sleeps: 8 in 3 units/rooms

Lerato Bush Lodge

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Riviera

3.0km North of center of Transvaal Museum

This new chalets built in 2009. the property is the perfect place for a relaxing holiday break in Pretoria. Close to the city centre, with a wide range of tourist attractions to keep you occupied throughout your stay.

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Sleeps: 30 in 13 units/rooms
From R 395,00
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Park Gables Guest House

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Arcadia

3.0km North East of center of Transvaal Museum

Park Gables B&B offers elegant accommodation for up to 25 guests in Arcadia, Pretoria. Guests can relax in the enclosed private garden and receive visitors in our spacious lounge, where, in winter the crackling fire warms both body and soul.

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Oorkant Loftus Self-Catering

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Pretoria and Surrounds

3.2km North East of center of Transvaal Museum

Oorkant Loftus Self-catering flatlets in Pretoria East: Situated opposite Loftus Versfeld sport stadium, in Clydesdale the "village in the city",

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Sleeps: 10 in 4 units/rooms
From R 495,00
Per person, per night sharing.

Waterkloof Self Catering

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Waterkloof

4.9km East of center of Transvaal Museum

We are nestled in the heart of Waterkloof, and cater for the solitary traveler as well as for a family of four. Peaceful and private, the Self Catering flatlets offer a luxurious and relaxing atmosphere aimed at making your stay a memorable one.

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Sleeps: 19 in 9 units/rooms
From R 447,50
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Goodey's Guesthouse

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Pretoria

5.1km North East of center of Transvaal Museum

Goodey's Guesthouse is situated in the beautiful Jacaranda-lined Amos Street in the tranquil suburb of Colbyn - one of Pretoria's oldest suburbs.Goodey's Guesthouse offers you six well equipped, stylish en-suite bedrooms...

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Duncan Court

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Hatfield

5.2km North East of center of Transvaal Museum

Choice of fully furnished bachelor, one bedroom and two bedroom (2 en suite bathrooms) self-catering units in Hatfield, Pretoria

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Sleeps: 36 in 14 units/rooms
From R 400,00
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Bed & Breakfast in Hatfield

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Hatfield

5.4km North East of center of Transvaal Museum

Bed & Breakfast in Hatfield is serenely tucked away in the secluded part of Hatfield, Pretoria. Luxury and warm hospitality, provided by Des & Errol will make your South African stay memorable and create a home away from home.

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