Transvaal Museum
Museum type :
ARCHAEOLOGICAL

Established in :
1892

Holidays :
None

Visiting Hours :
Daily 8:30am.-4:30pm

Contact No :
012 322 7632

Location :
Pretoria , South Africa

Display Objects :

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).




Description :

The Transvaal Museum is a natural history museum situated in Pretoria, South Africa. It was founded as the Staatsmuseum (Afrikaans for "State Museum") of the ZAR on the 1 December 1892, and J. W. B. Gunning was appointed as first director. The Transvaal Museum curates large collectons 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 current Director the Transvaal Museum is Dr Francis Thackeray.