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The National Cultural History Museum

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Visited the museum on a Saturday afternoon. Was surprised to be only visitors, the museum had to... read more

Reviewed 4 December 2017
Pretoria, South Africa
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OK, needs to be wowed.

Visited the museum for a seminar and was pleasantly surprised at the venue. I have lived in... read more

Reviewed 9 August 2017
Lichtenburg, South Africa
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  • Excellent11%
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  • Average51%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible0%
3 Dec 2017
“Needs Attention ”
23 Jul 2018
“A lovely museum to visit with safe parking behind the museum”
149 Visagie Street, Pretoria 0002, South Africa
+27 12 000 0010
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Reviewed 23 July 2018

The exhibitions are well done, and you can look around without all the crowds, the staff are friendly and helpful.

Thank r0uxw
Reviewed 4 December 2017 via mobile

Visited the museum on a Saturday afternoon. Was surprised to be only visitors, the museum had to be opened for us. Informative, especially with displays relating to primary school history work. For this I urge all parents to bring the children to the museum. Children...More

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Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Visited the museum for a seminar and was pleasantly surprised at the venue. I have lived in Pretoria for most of my life and I never knew the place existed. Beautiful venue and I liked the facilities that were available to our group. Saw 2...More

Thank 1nadiae
Reviewed 10 November 2016

This used to be a superb museum, a highlight of the Tshwane cultural and museum scene with interactive displays and huge, beautiful spaces, and a great shop, but I feel it is suffering from a lack of budget and of really interested staff. It is...More

2  Thank David L
Reviewed 23 August 2016

although the displays are interesting and covering a wide spectrum, it is a sad example of the lack of interest and support to our cultural heritage.

2  Thank InaB759
Reviewed 19 April 2016

We spent several hours browsing the museum. There are several well designed displays, which are all thoughtfully annotated. We saw noone else, except in the popular cafe, where the coffee was excellent.

Thank Bostonkiwi17
Reviewed 16 April 2016

The museum showcases cultural life of communities living in Southern Africa. But most display rooms were empty; could be I visited in between displays. The Steve Biko display which was the main display, however, stood out. The museum's potential is however being laid to waste,...More

1  Thank Moronge O
Reviewed 14 February 2016

I am sorry to have to rate this museum so low, as it has a lot of potential, but it is really very disappointing. There are a number of thematic exhibitions the purpose of which seems to be to show what a cultural museum does,...More

Thank Anna B
Reviewed 16 October 2015

Well its not a wonderful museum but its it not bad, however the place and exhibitions have so much potential. I must have visited the museum in between exhibits or something, but the place needs work as well as visitors.

1  Thank SkiLiftie
Reviewed 9 August 2015

Given its name, I thought this museum would have more information about the various indigenous tribal groups in South Africa, their traditional dress, customs, etc, but that wasn't the direction it took. It did have a nice exhibit about rock art, but I had just...More

1  Thank dc_babs
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