Kruger House Museum

Kruger House Museum is situated in the city centre of Pretoria in Gauteng, South Africa.

The museum is situated in Kruger House, the historical Pretoria residence of the former President of the Republic of South Africa, Paul Kruger. The house has been refurbished to recreate the atmosphere of the period when the President lived there, between 1883 and 1901, before he went into exile to Europe. It lies just a few blocks away from Church Square where his statue stands facing the Palace of Justice.

Kruger House was one of the first homes to have electricity and a telephone. Famous personalities such as Cecil John Rhodes and Mark Twain have graced this home.

Things to do and see

  • ZAR Hall
  • Exile hall
  • President Kruger’s State Railway Coach
  • Lion Statues given as a gift from Barney Barnato
  • Vierkleur Transvaal Flag
  • Oil painting of Kruger
  • Museum Antique Shop
  • Guided Tours

Admission

Week Days: 08h30 to 16h30 (September to November until 17h30)

Weekends & Public Holidays: 09h00 to 16h30 (September to November until 17h00)

Closed on Good Friday & Christmas Day

A nominal admission fee is charged. Please contact the museum directly to confirm pricing.

Climate

Pretoria experiences its rainfall in the summer months, with December and January seeing the highest levels.

Summer months, November to March will have average temperatures of between 14˚C and 28˚C.

Winter months, May to August will have average temperatures of between 3˚C and 21˚C.

Transport

There are Domestic and International flights into Johannesburg’s O R Tambo Airport and Lanseria Airport on a daily basis. Bus services, the Gautrain, taxis and car rental companies are available for easy access around the area.

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