|THE NATIONAL CULTURAL HISTORY MUSEUM
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The Staatsmuseum of the South African Republic (ZAR) was a national museum, founded by and intended for the Government. The policy of the Staatsmuseum provided for historical, anthropological, archaeological and natural history collections and exhibitions.
The Museum was situated in the small market hall on Market Square (now Strijdom Square) in Pretoria - a locality that attracted many visitors, but with a bad environment for collections. Soon the hall was too small to accommodate the Museum.
Work already started on the new building in Boom Street, Pretoria, prior to the outbreak of the Anglo-Boer War. The building was completed after the War and opened on 15 December 1904. The name was first changed to Pretoria Museum and then to the Transvaal Museum.
Access to power: San Rock Art
Creating Hananwa : People of the Blue Mountain
Schroda: Sculptured in Clay
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THE AFRICAN WINDOW:
The African Window (the National Cultural History Museum's newest exhibition centre) will be a reflection of, and meeting place for, the diverse cultures that make up the South African community.
The African Window will promote living culture through song, dance, drama and visual arts festivals and celebrate the heritage of all South Africans through permanent and temporary exhibitions.
The largest storing facilities in Southern Africa (5 million objects)
Restaurant (meals and functions)
Curio shop (souvenirs and refreshments)
Auditorium (120 seats)
Library (researchers & small school groups)
Conference hall (100 seated)
This Museum houses vast collections dealing with the cultural heritage of the people of South Africa, starting from the Early Stone Age, through the Iron Age up to the present. Art, craft, science and technology, as well as the tangible aspects of our heritage are represented in these collections.The museum focus on diverse South African cultures and the history of its people. We are open 7 days a week from 08H00 - 16H00
Museum OPENING HOURS
Visiting hours: Daily 08:00 - 16:00
Closed : Between Christmas and New Year
PO Box 28088
African Window Building
No 149 Visagie Street
between Bosman and Schubart Streets
Telephone: 012 3285173