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Address: 275 Jacob Mare St., Pretoria, South Africa
Phone Number: 012/322-2805
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Description: Victorian opulence abounds at this tastefully preserved historic home.

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Victorian magnificence

Melrose House, just a wee bit neglected, was an important site in South African history. It has beautiful Victorian features and is an important museum in its own right.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 15, 2015
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Pretoria
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Middelburg, South Africa
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Beautiful old Victorian Mansion opposite a large park. Set in a large garden. Spectacular architecture taking you back to what it was like in a previous life. Stunning antiques. It feels like you have walked back into the past into someone's home. Does not feel like a museum. You feel like the home owner is going to walk out any... More 

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Pretoria
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Melrose House, just a wee bit neglected, was an important site in South African history. It has beautiful Victorian features and is an important museum in its own right.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Very nice house to visit. Scary part of Pta but secure parking available. Staff are very friendly and there is a lot of information available on the house and history. Only bad part was foreigners that does not respect history and take photos while there is big signs at all the rooms that show you are not allowed to take... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

This beautiful example of Victorian living was built in 1886 by George Hayes. During the Anglo-Boer War (1899-1902), the house was taken over by the British forces and was used as their headquarters. On May 31st, 1902, the Treaty of Vereeniging, which terminated the war, was signed there. Melrose House still contains most of its original furniture and stained glass... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

The house and gardens are beautiful. If you like history, I really recommend this attraction. The house is colonial in style but very grand and the gardens manicured to suit the splendor of the house. Definately should be on your list.

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London, United Kingdom
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64 reviews 64 reviews
52 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

This English merchant's home is well preserved and restored. The audio-tour is very helpful (once you discover the correct route and also disentangle two of the numbers which were reversed at the time of our visit - I think we persuaded the staff member of this but ....). It's an old-style tour - 'look but don't touch', but good nevertheless.... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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94 reviews 94 reviews
53 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Melrose House museum a slight difference from our usual Sammy marks house museum picnic's. Melrose house is extremely ornate and beautiful with the stained glass windows each reflecting the rooms function and the gorgeous furniture almost "decorating" each room. Difficult to imagination anyone using such beautiful items on a day to day basis! Even the stairwell displays the most exquisite... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Melrose House is very well preserved and cared for. The decor and historical objects are fascinating. Unfortunately there is not a lot of information on display and if you don't know the history or where the things come from it is difficult to truly appreciate the museum.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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51 reviews 51 reviews
27 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

If you love antiques in its original form, then you will want to visit this place to check out some great designs which are still in their original form and enjoy some of the finest, well built and creative minds from the past.

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Pretoria, South Africa
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15 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Melrose house personifies everything British in South Africa and it was also in this house that the British and Afrikaners signed peace to end the Anglo-Boer war which ushered in the beginning of South Africa as Union. All things British can be seen and experienced in the house including the wealth of the owner who had the first coach service... More 

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Address: Address: 275 Jacob Mare St., Pretoria, South Africa
Phone Number: 012/322-2805
Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Pretoria

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