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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

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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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: 25 in 12 units/rooms

Green Valley Lodge

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Pretoria

4.8km North of center of Transvaal Museum

Green Valley Lodge is a luxury guesthouse providing accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis in Wonderboom South, Greater Pretoria, Gauteng. Green Valley Lodge is located right in the heart of Wonderboom South a suburb of Pretoria, nestled below the Won

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Sleeps: 10 in 4 units/rooms
From R 495,00
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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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Amalia Cottage

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Rietfontein

5.3km North of center of Transvaal Museum

Cozy self-catering garden cottage in central Pretoria with private entrance. Comfortable sleeping accommodation which is ideal for two guests with one bedroom, two beds and en-suite bathroom as well as undercover parking

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The Village in Hatfield

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Hatfield

5.4km North East of center of Transvaal Museum

The Village in Hatfield is a delightful guesthouse offering a cluster of separate units, perfectly appointed for a comfortable stay. We aim to create an urban village atmosphere where travellers from all over the world will feel welcome...

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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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Sleeps: 120 in 6 units/rooms

Queensrest

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Queenswood

6.5km North East of center of Transvaal Museum

Queensrest self catering units is centrally situated in the suburb called Queenswood, in Pretoria close to Brooklyn Mall and Hatfield.

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Sleeps: 8 in 4 units/rooms
From R 445,00
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Dinkwe Lodge & Guesthouse

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Rietfontein

7.1km North of center of Transvaal Museum

Dinkwe Guest House offers you up market accommodation in a genuine Out of Africa Style, with all modern conveniences including free wi-fi access throughout the property and you can enjoy the privacy of your own garden and patio.

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