Johannesburg

Paul Kruger House Museum

This modest and informative house museum in downtown Pretoria outlines the life and times of the 19th-Century Afrikaans leader and Transvaal President Paul Kruger. The one-storey home was built for the large Kruger family in 1884 by the English-speaking architect Charles Clark, who legend has it used to mix his cement with milk rather than water.

Inside the house period furniture and personal items show how the Kruger family lived in a style that was for the time extremely modern with electricity, telephones and the latest plumbing technology. There is much to learn from the exhibition detailing Kruger's role in the fiercely contested Anglo-Boer wars, and unusual items such as the knife with which Kruger reputedly amputated part of his own wounded finger reveal much about the personal character of this controversial figure.

Don't miss the display of vehicles in the backyard which includes Kruger's very own private train carriage.

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Open 08:00-16:00. Closed Christmas Day and Good Friday.

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