Museum of Natural History

Museum of Natural History, Pretoria: Hours, Address, Museum of Natural History Reviews: 3.5/5

Museum of Natural History
3.5
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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3.5
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Excellent
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38
Average
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Poor
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Terrible
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Jacques V
Greater Johannesburg, South Africa4 contributions
Still very informative, but outdated.
May 2019
The displays are informative, but a lot of the functions and extras are not working. A person can see that the museum was very good a while back, but it is not being maintained properly. Still worth it though.
Written 12 February 2020
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Taka S
Pretoria, South Africa87 contributions
Relatively Large Museum
Aug. 2019
This is a relatively large museum covering a lot of things. Kids would really love it. The place is a bit dusty. Perhaps improvement in ventilation and cleaning will help.
Written 28 November 2019
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JacquesBB
26 contributions
Lack of maintenance
Oct. 2019
I took my children here for a educational visit, as I used to go there often while I was in school.Unfortunately the experience was much different than I remembered.

The displays are still very educational, but in big parts the lights/indicators are not working anymore. There are also areas that we had to use our cellphones for light, otherwise we would have been walking in the dark.
Written 6 November 2019
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Gundel Paul
Piet Retief, South Africa8 contributions
Gem of a museum
Sep. 2019
This museum is a hit with my children, aged 10, 8 and 6. The three year old is a bit small for this kind of adventure. They, and I, loved to look at the different kinds of animals, and I loved how they preserved all the birds, and displayed them together with their eggs and nests. The displays were made quite a few years ago, and some updates would be welcome. Nevertheless an astounding display of our natural world.
The section with all the minerals and the galaxy is mind blowing. A must see for all young children (and their parents)
Written 5 November 2019
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gyendi
Singapore, Singapore64 contributions
Amazing collection of artefacts
Jul. 2019 • Business
It needs a good 2h at least to look at the extensive collection. I was there for a dinner set within the museum. Interesting concept.
Written 14 July 2019
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JUSTINE-JESSE
Pretoria, South Africa698 contributions
Fun outing
May 2019 • Family
This museum hasn’t been marketed well as very few local children have ever visited. Unsure of the the exact entrance fee but it was very cheap! Lots of very informative items are on display but little progress has been made in the last few decades presumably due to lack of funds. Still worth it to visit!
Written 26 May 2019
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MJFLopez
Cebu City, Philippines53 contributions
Simply Amazing Museum
Feb. 2019
This is an eyecandy for a museum lover. Inside are extensive collection of fossils which includes the famous Australopithecus africanus, preserved animals and mineral disppalys among others. This is walking distance from Gautrain Pretoria Station and has minimal entrance fee. A visit together with kids will be a memorable one.
Written 28 February 2019
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Sharly
Pretoria, South Africa27 contributions
interesting
Nov. 2018 • Couples
Interesting to see how everything is set out. Could use some maintenance as most of the lights were off.
Written 26 February 2019
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Klaus G
Pretoria, South Africa1,071 contributions
Wonderful experience
Jan. 2019 • Friends
The variety of display is incredible, from the early ages to minerals to animals and the collection of birds egg is something.
Written 21 January 2019
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Debs
4 contributions
Night at the museum 8th birthday party!
Jan. 2019 • Family
Amazing! Amazing! Amazing! Exceeded our expectations! Fortunate was the most amazing tour guide and the kids and adults had a blast! Scavenger hunt was too cool! Movie theatre was incredible! We slept well had our party and then the kids got to enjoy the discovery centre before leaving the next morning! You guys are what make South Africa amazing! Thank you!
Written 20 January 2019
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Museum of Natural History is open:
  • Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 4:00 pm