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Address: 275 Jacob Mare Street | Free parking is available at 280 Scheiding Street, Pretoria 0002, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 12 322 2805
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Victorian opulence abounds at this tastefully preserved historic home.

Victorian opulence abounds at this tastefully preserved historic home.

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We were fortunate to visit on an occasion when there were few visitors. The staff all seemed to be well informed about the house and its history, even the gardener was... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
kdgarlipp
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Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Worth while seeing. A glimpse of South African History. Beautiful building and gardens. Antiques fair held on the grounds a few times per year.

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Pretoria, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were fortunate to visit on an occasion when there were few visitors. The staff all seemed to be well informed about the house and its history, even the gardener was knowledgeable. The house and contents are well maintained. They don't accept bank cards, but cash only at a very affordable fee.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

This was a great Sunday afternoon trip. The house is very well preserved and it's like being in a time capsule. We went with two kids aged 7 and 11 and they loved it. The audio guides are highly recommended. You will start at the fountain in front of the house and end the tour in the atick. The kids... More 

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Thank Erika S
Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

Great picnic with the family. All the history so well preserved for generations to come. A very good way to show the young how life was before technology came into play.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

This beautiful monument of history and heritage is juxtaposed to the littered streets of Pretoria CBD. This small house-museum lacks a modern museum touch and lacks the necessary funding and attention to bring it to its full potential but is, none the less, definitely worth a visit. Be vigilant and don't go alone as criminals on the streets and ghosts... More 

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Philadelphia, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

We really didn't know anything about the Melrose House but were very pleased to see such a well-appointed place. It really gives you a sense of the time. It is the site of the signing of an agreement which ended the Anglo-Boer War.

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Thank Lee A
Pretoria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016

Beautiful house with stunning furniture and decor. House kept clean and a nice dose of history. Massive trees outside, lovely place. A real must when you do a tour through Pretoria. Small entrance fee but worth it.

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Thank Rofti
Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2016

A must visit if you are interested in the history of South Africa. The house is kept in good repair and is exquisitely furnished. The fountain at the front was dry, but then SA is in a drought (29.3.16) and water is precious. Melrose House complements other equally historically important sites in Pretoria such as the Voortrekker Monument, Paul Kruger... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2016 via mobile

The house is lovely and a glimpse into a life and lifestyle that no longer exists. There is some great history incorporated into the house particularly the British/Bohr war. The restoration has been very thoughtful and the furnishing are gorgeous.

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Thank ThatchersBiscuit
Pretoria, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2016

Definitely a place you must see if you feel lacking in your knowledge of Pretoria history. Lovely piece of Architecture and well preserved greenhouse.

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