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Address: 275 Jacob Mare Street | Free parking is available at 280 Scheiding Street, Pretoria 0002, South Africa
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Victorian opulence abounds at this tastefully preserved historic home.

Victorian opulence abounds at this tastefully preserved historic home.

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Unique part of history stuck in the city

The inside of this state house is amazing with its stained glass, wooden finishes and plastered ceiling. The dining room where the peace treaty was signed is impressive to say... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed January 14, 2017
Ryan W
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2017

The inside of this state house is amazing with its stained glass, wooden finishes and plastered ceiling. The dining room where the peace treaty was signed is impressive to say the least.

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Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 21, 2016

We had a lovely guide, you can walk through the whole house, and see all the lovely Victorian feeling and furniture. The old photo's were very interesting.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2016

This home is absolutely stunning. The gentleman on duty was kind and well informed however you cannot go into any of the rooms. A chain link mini "fence" bars the way. Instead of being able to immerse yourself in any of the rooms and absorb it all you have to stand and strain your neck at the door. It is... More 

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Thank Vanessa B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2016

Worth while seeing. A glimpse of South African History. Beautiful building and gardens. Antiques fair held on the grounds a few times per year.

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Pretoria, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016

We were fortunate to visit on an occasion when there were few visitors. The staff all seemed to be well informed about the house and its history, even the gardener was knowledgeable. The house and contents are well maintained. They don't accept bank cards, but cash only at a very affordable fee.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

This was a great Sunday afternoon trip. The house is very well preserved and it's like being in a time capsule. We went with two kids aged 7 and 11 and they loved it. The audio guides are highly recommended. You will start at the fountain in front of the house and end the tour in the atick. The kids... More 

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Thank Erika S
Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016 via mobile

Great picnic with the family. All the history so well preserved for generations to come. A very good way to show the young how life was before technology came into play.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2016

This beautiful monument of history and heritage is juxtaposed to the littered streets of Pretoria CBD. This small house-museum lacks a modern museum touch and lacks the necessary funding and attention to bring it to its full potential but is, none the less, definitely worth a visit. Be vigilant and don't go alone as criminals on the streets and ghosts... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2016

We really didn't know anything about the Melrose House but were very pleased to see such a well-appointed place. It really gives you a sense of the time. It is the site of the signing of an agreement which ended the Anglo-Boer War.

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Thank Lee A
Pretoria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 4, 2016

Beautiful house with stunning furniture and decor. House kept clean and a nice dose of history. Massive trees outside, lovely place. A real must when you do a tour through Pretoria. Small entrance fee but worth it.

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