National Cultural History Museum
Concentrating on the cultural history of South Africa, the National Cultural History Museum is dedicated to preserving the country’s...
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Siyazakha Travel & Tours
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Designed by Hans and Roelf Botha, this theatre complex hosts productions (including opera, music, ballet and theatre) in its five...
Based in the beautiful former Capitol Theatre next door to the Tshwane Cultural Centre, and decorated with quirky curios, this place...
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Transvaal Museum information
Opposite City Hall, this grand museum is a good place to go if you’re interested in natural history. Outside the building are the museum’s most impressive exhibits – giant replica skeletons of an enormous whale and a dinosaur. Inside you’ll find a series of fascinating exhibits including menacing reptile displays, the reconstructed jaws of a giant extinct shark, plenty of life-size mammal statues, and a rather creepy hall full of stuffed birds. The Insect Hall includes live displays of weed-eating grasshoppers and giant hissing cockroaches, and there’s a geological section with a collection of precious and semiprecious stones.
There’s plenty of interesting info to accompany the exhibits, and some fun button-pushing for the kids.