Melrose House

Melrose House in Gauteng of South Africa is situated in the city of Pretoria.

Melrose House serves as a museum showcasing decorative features of the Victorian period, including ornate stained-glass windows, carpets and paintings. It is a beautiful former residence situated across the street, and offering beautiful views, of Burgers Park. It was originally owned by George Heys, a very successful business man, in 1886. During the war, after the British invaded Pretoria in 1900, Melrose House became the Headquarters for the British forces under Lord Roberts and Lord Kitchener and in 1902 the Peace Treaty of Vereeniging was signed in the dining room.

On occasion, the Museum holds Antique & Craft Fairs with 200 stalls selling furniture, jewelry and bric-a-brac collectables.

Things to do and see

  • Guided tours – by appointment only
  • Clay Tennis Court
  • Reference Library
  • Tea Garden
  • Antique Fairs held on occasion
  • Free parking


Tuesday to Sunday: 10h00 to 17h00

Closed Mondays & Public Holidays:

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


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.


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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