Just southeast of town along the Graskop road is the open-air Diggings Museum, where you can see how gold was panned. You need to visit on a tour, which you can arrange through the information centre.
A former mine-manager’s residence at the northern edge of town, beautifully decked out in 1920s style with original artefacts. Tours need to be booked 30 minutes in advance.
Great for classic-car enthusiasts, this museum illustrates the development of transport in Pilgrim's Rest from 19th-century ox wagons to Ford, Bedford and Morris cars and trucks in the early 20th century.
This museum explores the history of printing in the town and has a collection of old presses. A section covers the impact of the Anglo-Boer War, WWI and WWII on local families.
The Dredzen Store is a general store recreated as it would have been in 1930s, complete with vintage advertisements and chairs hanging from the ceiling.
This restored Victorian home is full of B&W photos, old dolls and furniture, including a wooden carved commode in the main bedroom.
This former fruit shop dating to 1946 has interpretive panels on the local gold rush and conflicts.