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Museum of Natural History

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Address: Paul Kruger Street S, Pretoria 0001, South Africa
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Dusty need TLC

Interesting exhibition, need to be updated. Enjoyable quick family outing with small children. The fair is reasonable. Unfortunately the discovery center is not open over weekends.

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Michelle M
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting exhibition, need to be updated. Enjoyable quick family outing with small children. The fair is reasonable. Unfortunately the discovery center is not open over weekends.

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Thank Michelle M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It takes around three hours to experience the interesting museum. It is close to the station. Geology, zoology, anthropology are all involved.

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Thank 梦 陈
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Tired, old and dusty. Museums should be interactive and engaging. I felt this museum was none of that, its had its day, it lacks modernization and helpfulness. Toilets are not in the best condition. Restaurant is poorly stocked and run. Choose another museum...

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Thank Keshav R
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

It is a very interesting Museum, well organized, especially the birds section is amazing. A lot of information!!!

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Thank Jorge N
Ansiao, Portugal
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

As a father of a 3yo dinosaur enthusiast and lover of all things fossils this was a great experience shared with laughter and smiles, never to forget. As someone who was taken to this museum by his father a few times at least 24-25 years ago this was also sad to see. The structure and gardens are beautiful with grand... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

I took my two nieces (11 and 14 years) to the Museum of Natural History during the holidays. We found most of the exhibitions quite interesting, but unfortunately a lot of the technology which are supposed to enhance interaction, did not work (e.g. lights indicating a specific specie did not go on when the button was pressed). Some of the... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

The bird and geological sections were extensive and interesting however, the rest of the museum is very outdated and not maintained. The interactive stations are very old and the general atmosphere in the museum is unwelcoming.

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Thank Imke M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

Definitely this museum is one of the best of the world! Amazing structure and so explanatory. A must-do thing in Pretoria!

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Thank Enos G
Pretoria, South Africa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

Although, the exhibitions are quite comprehensive they do seem to be a bit "run down" and "dusty". Some attention is needed.

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Thank rikaduplessis
Pretoria, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

Family went to museum to see all the exhibitions they have. Had a lot of fun at the museum taking funny photo.

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