Kruger Museum

Kruger Museum information

Location
Pretoria , South Africa
Address
60 Church St
Telephone
+27 12 000 0010
More information
www.ditsong.org.za
Prices
adult/child R25/10
Opening hours
8.30am-4.30pm Mon-Fri, 9am-4.30pm Sat & Sun
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A short walk west from Church Sq is the former residence of Paul Kruger, now the Paul Kruger House Museum. The house, built in 1884, would have been grand at the time, but today seems lost on the busy street. Guarded by two stone lions, the house contains period furniture and a random collection of personal knick-knacks belonging to Kruger and his wife Gezina, from which it’s hard to conjure up an image of their lives there. There are some interesting bits of memorabilia though, including the knife that Kruger used to amputate his thumb after a shooting accident. The Dutch Reformed Church, where he worshipped and preached, is just across the road.