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Perfectly restored @ Pioneers Museum

The neglected farmhouse has been restored, the garden has been freshly planted, the ducks and geese... read more

Reviewed 14 May 2017
Kardoesie
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Johannesburg, South Africa
Real farm atmosphere

The Pioneer house is typical of how the Boers used to live - a very basic lifestyle. There is place... read more

Reviewed 26 July 2016
Edna-d-B
,
Pretoria
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“Soooo disappointing”
4 Nov 2017
“Forward to the past ”
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Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

The website states the museum is open till 16h00. It’s difficult to find: sign posts sparse and faded.Staff lounged around and made us feel unwelcome. Arriving at 13h40 we were eventually greeted by a disheveled receptionist who yawned grotesquely and stretched unapologetically. We were told...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

Located in Pretoria Silverton cnr Watermeyers St and Keuning behind Silver Water shopping is this ancient open air Museum a cultural and living museum reflecting the early life of the Voortrekkers in the late 1800 early 1900. Housing the oldest building in Pretoria build in...More

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank Jabu M
Reviewed 14 May 2017

The neglected farmhouse has been restored, the garden has been freshly planted, the ducks and geese are breeding and it seems that the grounds of this museum as a whole is improving. The Saturday Farmers Market brings energy and life to this historic landmark, Ideal...More

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank Kardoesie
Reviewed 23 January 2017

Old fashioned goodness. Step back in time. Have a picnic under the trees while the ducks drift by in the stream and the peacocks shaking their magnificent feathers to amaze you. Good fun day for all

Date of experience: January 2017
4  Thank JeanetteOberholzer
Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

Do yourself a favour. Get up one Saturday morning early. I mean early. Be there at about 5:30. Farm fresh produce and fresh meat directly from the farmers. No middlemanso costsare affordable. You can buy your months groceries here guaranteed fresh. Then there is the...More

Date of experience: December 2016
1  Thank OuBallie
Reviewed 26 July 2016

The Pioneer house is typical of how the Boers used to live - a very basic lifestyle. There is place to have a picnic and there is a small shop. Early on Saturday mornings (from 5 am), farmers bring fresh produce and crafts to sell...More

Date of experience: October 2015
Thank Edna-d-B
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Can buy lovely fresh produce direct from the farmer. Have a hearty breakfast and chat with fellow Pretorianers. Must visit at least once a month

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank StellaV162
Reviewed 2 November 2015

Our family has been visiting this museum since the 1980's. In recent times the Farmers Markets is the only attraction. The museum is desolate, damaged, derelict. There are some farm animals around as well as small kept parts of the garden. Tragic.

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank Kardoesie
Reviewed 3 December 2014

The area is lovely with its tall trees. I can't imagine it is still a museum, but on Saturday mornings, it hosts the Farmers' Market - and that, I would recommend. My rating is therefore, for the Farmers' Market and NOT for the Pioneer Museum.

Date of experience: November 2014
2  Thank Beatrice M
Reviewed 25 September 2014

The Pioneers' house truly gives an insight into the simple lifestyle of the Afrikaner Pioneers who farmed in the region. The Province became known as Transvaal and together with the Free State Province these two Provinces were declared exclusive Afrikaner Provinces. The discovery of gold...More

Date of experience: October 2013
3  Thank MARLOTREE
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