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“Very interesting and well-maintained museum - a must-do in Pretoria” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Kruger House Museum

Kruger House Museum
Kerk St. at Potgieter St., Pretoria, South Africa
012/326-9172
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Ranked #21 of 43 Attractions in Pretoria
Type: Historic Sites, Museums
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Owner description: Photographs and personal items blend with period furnishings at this home of Paul Kruger. The renowned Calvinist was the first president of the Zuid Afrikaanse Republiek (ZAR).
Perth, Australia
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“Very interesting and well-maintained museum - a must-do in Pretoria”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

The museum is very well-kept and tells the story of Paul Kruger with a great deal of memorabilia. As he is a direct relative I was excited and the museum didn't disappoint. It really takes you back in time to see how he lived in the day and how he related to other countries - there were many gifts from other countries supporting and celebrating him. An excellent museum telling the story of one of South Africa's heroes. If you're in Pretoria, go see it!

Visited March 2013
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Centurion, South Africa
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“History Lesson”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

Wasn't on my top list of places to visit but enjoyed it after the fact. It was like being transported back in time to see the way people lived back in those days. There is even a huge train from those days along with chariots, clothes, cutlery, furniture. Pretty much everything. Was just in amazement that all these things were preserved so well, especially after the Apartheid era. A good history lesson come to life.

Visited March 2013
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Pretoria
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“History alive”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

A walk through the museum takes you back in history, it gives you an insight in life more than a century ago. Technology was almost non-existent and that only the first cars were imported is unbelievable compared to our current congestion on the highways, not even to mention communication. Worthwhile a visit.

Herklaas Meyer

Visited May 2012
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Brasov, Romania
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“interesting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

a place where you can see how this important gentleman lived
Also, the house is also a history of African culture and civilization

Visited November 2012
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Pretoria
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“Blast from the Past.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

The history of Paul Kruger is the foundation of the Gauteng of today even though political developments since 1984 have tried to overlook Kruger's influence. Pretorias history and modern struction all stem from krugers time.
Thus it is interesting to see how the man lived and from the displays glean what times he lived through and how and how he ended up.
Do see Fort Klapperkop (One of five forts he built) betwen Pretoria and Centurion and the Raadzaal on Church Square Pretoria to see the influece of the man and his times.Also the Fort at Constitution Hill in Johannesburg which was also his creation.

Visited October 2012
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