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Melrose House

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Victorian opulence abounds at this tastefully preserved historic home.
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275 Jacob Mare Street | Free parking is available at 280 Scheiding Street, Pretoria 0002, South Africa
+27 12 322 0420
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Reviewed 30 January 2019

The villa is a beautiful example of neobaroque style mixed with victorian and dutch architecture, especially as to the inside. All rooms are described with lots of information on furniture and decorations.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank robertolong
Reviewed 12 November 2018 via mobile

Beautiful house for that era but I feel like I’ve seen similar things in Europe. I was a little bored. Saw this as part of a city tour of Pretoria.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank skimmilk70
Reviewed 4 November 2018 via mobile

What a gem in the middle of a buzzing city! It felt sooo real! We could imagine the life of those days. Even the teens were interested! We enjoyed the history and the “gadgets” were actually working in Afrikaans and English. Definitely a place to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 26 October 2018

A Grand Victorian mansion complete with its decor which was completed in year 1886 - Don't miss the history exhibit and an audio-guided tour if you are nearby.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank kiltmaker2
Reviewed 23 June 2018 via mobile

Visiting the house was like going back in time to the early 1900s. The house is fully furnished and interesting to peruse. There is a very nice park right across the street that is worthy of a stroll through.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank ImeldaMario
Reviewed 28 May 2018

Visited Melrose House for the first time in my 40 years staying in Pretoria. Was really a stunning visit with an antique market as well. very interesting, just a pity you are not allowed to take photographs inside the house of the stunning furniture and...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank ignisjacobson
Reviewed 26 May 2018 via mobile

A lovely museum that shows daily life from the late 1800's and early 1900s of the South African elite. The house has been beautifully and accurately restored and is rich with the elegance of the era. Our fabulous guide told us all about the Heys...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Stephannie S
Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

A wonderfully well preserved Victorian-era villa with loads of historical interest, in particular because the peace treaty ending the Anglo-Boer war was signed here, and the very table it was signed on is still here. Our guide told us that the AWB (white nationalists) actually...More

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank sfuhere
Reviewed 19 January 2018

Just went there to see how the place looks like inside and the outside set up. However I could not check the rooms , as I was only allowed up to the reception are, however, I took a quick glimpse whilebusy asking few questions about...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

I loved visiting this place. Make sure you take the audio tour which is really well done however it’s not advertised very clearly and you could easy just walk around. Well worth visiting just do some forward planning if using the loos! See photo

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Grant M
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