Melrose House

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  • Address: 275 Jacob Mare Street, Pretoria Central, Pretoria, 0002, South Africa
  • Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +27-123222805
  • Ticket Price: 20 ZAR
  • Tags: History Museum, Garden, Historical Site, Architecture , Specialty Museum, Heritage Building

Melrose House - Review

George Heyes, who made his fortune in diamonds in the late 1800’s, commissioned the house. He used it for his honeymoon. It’s so why is a pretty but otherwise unassuming looking mansion in Pretoria so famous? Because ten years later, the British Army used it as its primary headquarters for the Second Boer War and it was in this house that the final treaty was signed and the war was ended. Today, the house is a museum, unchanged from its glory days. Almost everything has been preserved as it used to be. Architecturally, it’s supposed to be a delightful example of the transition from Victorian to Edwardian style. The decoration inside is rich and ornate and most of the historical items in here used to belong to the Heyes family. Check out the clay tennis court, the library, the tea garden and the stable cafe.

Melrose House Ticket Prices

  • Adults R20; Pensioners and Students R10; Learners R5; Guided Tours (bookings only) R80 per hour (1 to 20 persons).

How To reach Melrose House by Public Transport

  • Buses on Scheiding St 

Restaurants Near Melrose House

  • Cafe Wien
  • King Pie

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  • Melrose House Address: 275 Jacob Mare Street, Pretoria Central, Pretoria, 0002, South Africa
  • Melrose House Contact Number: +27-123222805
  • Melrose House Timing: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Melrose House Price: 20 ZAR
  • Best time to visit Melrose House(preferred time): 10:00 am - 03:00 pm
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Things to Know Before Visiting Melrose House

  • 95% of people who visit Pretoria include Melrose House in their plan

  • 40.97% of people start their Melrose House visit around 3 PM - 4 PM

  • People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Melrose House

Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday

92.91% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Melrose House

People normally club together Paul Kruger House and Church Square while planning their visit to Melrose House.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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Melrose House, Pretoria Reviews

  • Disappear into a different era. A hidden gem in Pretoria CBD that will leave you marveling at the opulance of bygone times. Take a guided or unguided tour through the house and be sure to have a long look at the billiard room. The stained-glass windows will take your breath away!

  • Nice building with great content and history. But so little information provided, no guides

  • Saw some really good stalls, but also had to wonder why there were others there that weren't selling antiques

  • Visited on a Sunday afternoon and it was very quiet. There is free parking located at the south side of the house. Enter "280 Scheiding Street" in google maps to reach the parking. Admission for entering the house is R25 at the time of my visit. There is also an option for a audio tour at an additional cost.

  • Wow went to the antique fair. Will recommend to e everyone. Just make sure 2 take enough cash

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