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The National Cultural History Museum

149 Visagie Street, Pretoria 0002, South Africa
+27 12 000 0010
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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
via mobile
Not as good as it was three years ago!

This used to be a superb museum, a highlight of the Tshwane cultural and museum scene with... read more

Reviewed 10 November 2016
David L
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  • Excellent6%
  • Very good37%
  • Average51%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible0%
9 Aug 2017
“OK, needs to be wowed.”
10 Nov 2016
“Not as good as it was three years ago!”
149 Visagie Street, Pretoria 0002, South Africa
+27 12 000 0010
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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 Ina B
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 17 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
Reviewed 24 May 2015 via mobile

Very nice to see but NEVER on a Sunday!!! Different churches take over the place and it gets very loud!!!! Shops are not open on weekends and you cannot buy food or curious. Nice reception. Do it once and have peace!

Thank Diedre C
Reviewed 5 April 2015

A place every family should spend some time - the organizers is doing a great job bringing History and Culture alive in their exhibits. Very well presented and the staff friendly.

Thank Willemien V
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