The Transvaal Museum has been around since 1892. It’s located in Paul Kruger Street in the Pretoria CBD right across the Pretoria City Hall, just up the street from Church Square and just down the street from Pretoria Station. The Transvaal Museum curates large collections of Plio-Pleistocene fossils, (including hominids from Sterkfontein, Swartkrans and Kromdraai in the Cradle of Humankind), as well as late Permian therapsids (mammal-like reptiles from the Karoo). In addition the museum holds very large collections of mammals, birds, reptiles, and invertebrates (especially lepidoptera and coleoptera). The Transvaal Museum was renamed to the Ditsong National Museum of Natural History in April 2010. I found the Transvaal Museum on Google Maps via Google Street View at this location. I used to pass this museum almost every day when I was on my way to attend classes at the Tshwane University of Technology (then Technikon Pretoria). I have not been in this area of the city for some time though.
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