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Paul Kruger Street S, Pretoria 0001, South Africa
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My son (10 years old at the time) really loved this museum. The huge dinosaur skeletons outside were breathtaking in magnitude. The exhibitions inside are so realistic and full of interesting facts. This is one great place to take the kids and yourself for a...More

Thank aneesabaig
Reviewed 29 August 2018

To be fair- we have visited the natural museum of history in Cape Town and we walked into this museum expecting the same standard but were severely disappointed. It is glaringly obvious that the exhibitions are the same ones from probably the 80's. The whole...More

Thank Willanie B
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

This museum is housed in a beautiful building with traditional decor and interesting artefacts. It is a nice trip which should take about 2 hours maximum. The animal kingdom session is lovely although the other exhibits are quite lacking. It is however a lovely place...More

1  Thank maryna1983
Reviewed 21 July 2018 via mobile

Not going to say this is a great visit as if you read plenty of other reviews they mostly all say this is a run down place that hasn't had any kind of refurbishment for a long time which is true. But nonetheless it's a...More

1  Thank Navigation_Officer
Reviewed 16 July 2018

A very neat and well looked after museum. A lot of detail shown in the museum. The stuffed animals are well preserved and the kids loved it. I am glad that we took the time to go.

Thank louiselategan
Reviewed 14 May 2018

Well worth visiting, especially for the fossil hominids. Some displays show wear and tear, but overall it is a quality experience.

Thank robertvianey
Reviewed 5 April 2018

The Museum is one to see, it contain the most of genetic species that ever existed, it is also historically

1  Thank oratilemachete
Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

have yet to discover a more disappointing and more neglected and archaic museum and if i could give it no stars I would. I see some good reviews here and I can only assume they were done by people not accustomed to decent museums. This...More

7  Thank Talitasimone
Reviewed 8 October 2017

I've loved this place since I was a child. I never missed a trip to the museum. All the way from primary school I'd come and learn new things about old things. I find the collections very fascinating and amazing. I never get tired of...More

Thank Moloto P
Reviewed 6 October 2017

My friends and I went to visit the museum but time did not permit us to stay as long as we wanted. I would thus recommend that large groups book to visit for the whole day or half a day rather than 2hrs (like we...More

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