South African Police Museum
The police museum contains exhibits covering the turbulent history of the nation’s police force and includes some grisly exhibits on...
Heroes’ Acre Cemetery
Around 1.5km west of Church Sq you’ll find this cemetery, the burial place of a number of historical figures including Andries...
At the heart of Pretoria, imposing public buildings surround Church Square . These include the Palace of Justice , where the Rivonia...
This historic, early-20th-century European bistro in the heart of Church Sq is the ideal place to sip beer and watch the South African...
60 Church St · interesting places nearby
Kruger Museum information
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.