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About Ditsong National Museum of Natural History

Formerly known as the Transvaal Museum, the Ditsong National Museum of Natural History was founded on 1 December 1892 and houses Mrs Ples - the nickname attributed to a fossil skull believed to represent a distant relative of all humankind he is a natural history museum situated in Pretoria, South Africa.

Genesis I: Hall of Life
Genesis II: Mammal Hall
Austin Roberts Bird Hall
GeoScience Museum

General Information:

The museum is open every day
from 8:00 - 16:00
(except Christmas Day & Good Friday)

Entrance Fees are payable, prices upon request.

Conducted tours

Tour of Research Departments

Discovery Centre

Night Tours

Behind the Scenes tour of Research Departments

Broom Room/ Paleontology:

Science Magic Show

Directions to Ditsong National Museum of Natural History

From Status hotel Legae Suites follow Pretorius street to Nelson Mandela Drive. Turn left onto Nelson Mandela Drive and then right onto Skinner Street.
Follow to Paul Kruger and turn left. The Museum is on the left hand side
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Ditsong National Museum of Natural History is 0.3km from the centre of Pretoria (Tshwane) , the nearest airport 9.2km (Waterkloof AFB Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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