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Pretoria Art Museum, Pretoria

Pretoria Art Museum, Pretoria (must see)

The Pretoria Art Museum occupies an entire city block bounded by Park, Wessels, Schoeman and Johann Streets. The Pretoria Art Museum was established to house the City Council of Pretoria's Art Collection, built up since the 1930s. The collection received an early windfall in 1932 when Lady Michaelis bequeathed a large number of artworks to the city council after the death of her husband, Sir Max Michaelis. The collection consisted mainly of 17th-century work of the "North Dutch school". South African works included pieces by Henk Pierneef, Pieter Wenning, Frans Oerder, Anton van Wouw and Irma Stern.

Building of the museum began on 26 January 1962 and the cornerstone was laid on 19 October 1962 by the then Prime Minister Dr HF Verwoerd and the mayor of Pretoria, Councillor E. Smith. The building of concrete and glass was completed over 18 months at a cost of R400,000. The design in the modern International Style design and technical innovations feasible at that time were used. The museum was officially inaugurated on 20 May 1964 by the new mayor of Pretoria, Dr PJ van der Walt.

Operation hours: Tuesday to Sunday: 10 am - 5 pm.

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Sight Name: Pretoria Art Museum
Sight Location: Pretoria, South Africa
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
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Walking Tours in Pretoria, South Africa

Create Your Own Walk in Pretoria

Create Your Own Walk in Pretoria

Creating your own self-guided walk in Pretoria is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Pretoria Landmarks Walking Tour

Pretoria Landmarks Walking Tour

Pretoria is called South Africa in miniature. The variety of its landmarks represent the variety of the whole country. The following attractions are the most representative in this marvelous city. Take this tour to view the parks, monuments, government buildings, and other landmarks of Pretoria.

Tour Duration: 3 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 7.4 Km or 4.6 Miles
North Pretoria Walking Tour

North Pretoria Walking Tour

Pretoria is the main cultural center of South Africa. The following walking tour will lead you to the museums, galleries, theaters, and nightspots of the city's northern region and will show you the diversity of Pretoria's cultural life.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.1 Km or 3.2 Miles
Museums Walking Tour in Pretoria

Museums Walking Tour in Pretoria

As one of South Africa's capital cities, Pretoria has many museums that will lead you through the history of the country and teach you about its cultural and natural treasures. Don't miss a chance to visit some of the museums for which the city Pretoria is famous.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.6 Km or 2.9 Miles
Pretoria Introduction Walk

Pretoria Introduction Walk

Pretoria, one of South Africa's three capitals (the other two being: Cape Town – legislative, and Bloemfontein – judicial), is commonly regarded as “Jacaranda City” for the abundance of jacaranda trees. The history of Pretoria is rich in events closely associated with the history of the South African Republic, some of which are reflected in a number of local attractions, such as the...  view more

Tour Duration: 3 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.8 Km or 3.6 Miles