Melrose House, Pretoria

4.1
#3 of 8 in Historic Sites in Pretoria
Step into the colonial era by visiting Melrose House, a historic-house museum built in 1886 by a local businessman. The three-story mansion features turrets and Dutch gables, with colorful stained glass windows and ornate ceilings and fireplaces inside. Requisitioned during the Second Boer War, the house served as the military headquarters for the British imperial troops. A period room in which the Treaty of Vereeniging was signed is carefully preserved. Plan your visit to Melrose House and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Pretoria road trip tool.
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  • Feb 2020. No answer to either telephone number - we tried many times from 10:00 till 13:00 on a Friday. Then we went there because online it indicated it was open. The gate was locked, the house...  more »
  • Melrose House is a stately mansion and museum located on Burgers Park in Pretoria, South Africa. Contents. 1 History; 2 Museum; 3 Bibliography; 4 External  more »
  • This place is in the city center. The area is dirty, dilapidated and felt unsafe. The house looks nice but the gardens are clearly neglected. Not worth a visit.  more »
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  • Beautiful time capsule to a different era, and also of historical significance. Worth a visit
  • Interesting historical building. Very well managed and preserved.
  • Nice time pass not much worth . If you have time then only go
  • Interesting to see all the old things. Quite cheap.
  • Lovely and the security guard was very proactive in keeping us safe.
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