Melrose House
Museum type :
ARCHAEOLOGICAL

Established in :
1899

Holidays :
None

Visiting Hours :
11 AM - 10 PM

Contact No :
(+27) 12 322 2805 / 322 0420

Location :
Pretoria , South Africa

Display Objects :

This elegant house is a museum that stands as a superb example of the transition of Victorian to Edwardian architectural styles and interiors. The interior is characterised by colourful stained glass windows, paintings by English artists, carpets in rich colours, ornate ceilings and fireplaces, as well as valuable porcelain ornaments.




Description :

  • Melrose House is a stately Victorian mansion located in Pretoria, South Africa.

  • The house was built in 1886 by the prosperous Pretoria businessman George Jesse Heys.

  • It was named after the famous Melrose Abbey in Scotland.

  • Today this elegant house is a museum that stands as a superb example of the transition of Victorian to Edwardian architectural styles and interiors.

  • The majority of these items belonged to the Heys family itself.