Melrose House Museum
Named after the famous Melrose Abbey in Scotland, Melrose House was built in 1886 by prosperous Pretoria businessman George Jesse Heys. Today, the mansion stands as a superb example of the transition between the Victorian and Edwardian architectural styles. The Peace Treaty of Vereeniging, which ended the Second Anglo-Boer War, was signed in the dining room of Melrose House on 31 May 1902. The table on which the treaty was signed can still seen in the museum today, and an example of the peace treaty is also on display.
Tuesdays to Sundays from 10:00 to 17:00. Closed on Mondays and public holidays.
Melrose House Museum is situated at 275 Jeff Masemola Street, Pretoria, across from Burgers Park. Free parking is available at 280 Scheiding Street to the south of the museum.
Pensioners and students R12,00
Please note: No credit card facilities available.
Programmes are offered for Grade 4–9 in the following:
Life skills – games
EMS – market research
Other programmes include:
Grade 10 History (Topic 5) – Colonial expansion, the South African War, and the Union of South Africa
Grade 10 Business Studies (Topics 2 and 3) – Contracts, business plans, etc
Grade 11 Design (Topic 2) – Paper dolls and business context
Grades 10 to 12 Hospitality Studies – Menus, recipes, cost calculation for formal dinners, etc
Grades 11 to 12 Tourism – Attraction sector, tour plans, map work, etc
Available by booking only. Please contact us for prices.
Melrose House Museum houses an Antique Fair twice a year, on 1 May and 16 December.
Tel: 012 358 0882/012 322 0420
Fax: 012 320 2742