Ditsong National Museum Of Natural History

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  • Address: Paul Krugger Street, Pretoria, 0001, South Africa
  • Timings: 08:00 am - 04:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +27-123227632
  • Ticket Price: 30 ZAR
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Educational Site, Family And Kids, Natural History Museum

Ditsong National Museum Of Natural History - Review

Founded in 1892, the museum is a grand natural history preserve. You’re greeted at the door by two giant skeletons, one of a whale and the other of dinosaur. Tourists are usually fascinated by the comprehensive collection in the African Wildlife section. Some of the main attractions include the jaws of a great extinct shark, life sized animal statues, a stuffed bird gallery and the Insect Hall is of course a favourite with the children. The geological section displays precious and semi-precious stones and minerals. In recent times, the museum has come under some criticism for it’s deteriorating condition, and the odd smell that an old building might develop. Still, it’s an afternoon’s worth of odd fun. It’s the only museum in South Africa that fossil displays available to the public.

Ditsong National Museum Of Natural History Information

  • Parking is small.

Ditsong National Museum Of Natural History Ticket Prices

  • Adult R30 p/p; Learners R15 p/p; SA Senior Citizens R10 p/p; Guided Tour for learner R20 p/p; Guided Tour for adults R35 p/p; Discovery Centre R20 p/p; Behind the scenes tour R50 p/p.

How To reach Ditsong National Museum Of Natural History by Public Transport

  • Buses on Scheiding St

Restaurants Near Ditsong National Museum Of Natural History

  • McDonald’s
  • King’s Pie
  • Café Wien

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  • Ditsong National Museum Of Natural History Address: Paul Krugger Street, Pretoria, 0001, South Africa
  • Ditsong National Museum Of Natural History Contact Number: +27-123227632
  • Ditsong National Museum Of Natural History Timing: 08:00 am - 04:00 pm
  • Ditsong National Museum Of Natural History Price: 30 ZAR
  • Best time to visit Ditsong National Museum Of Natural History(preferred time): 12:00 pm - 02:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Ditsong National Museum Of Natural History: 02:00 Hrs
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  • 95% of people who visit Pretoria include Ditsong National Museum Of Natural History in their plan

  • 57.23% of people start their Ditsong National Museum Of Natural History visit around 12 PM - 1 PM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Ditsong National Museum Of Natural History

Monday, Wednesday and Saturday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Ditsong National Museum Of Natural History

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  • It is a beautiful museum that feels a lot safer and cleaner than the surrounding neighbourhood. The geology and birding sections are great. It is nice that the birds are numbered with referenced numbers to the Austin Roberts bird guides. Note that this is a cash only facility. No credit or debit cards are accepted. It is a bit annoying if you don't carry cash, as the surrounding neighbourhood doesn’t look ATM-friendly. Parking is on the street only, with sketchy pay-meters/car guards and lots of non-RICA sim card hawkers. A bit out of my comfort zone. I don't like the area outside the museum at all.

  • Makes it easier for every individual to learn. Perfect display.

  • Amazing and beautiful old museum. Just sad to see the staff not taking care of the place

  • Highly educational, with a wide variety of exhibitions. Staff are very helpful and friendly. It does however seem like the museum has not done much maintenance in recent years.

  • The museum is so nice. It has almost everything

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