WELCOME TO DITSONG MUSEUMS
DITSONG MUSEUMS OF SOUTH AFRICA is an amalgamation of eight museums, seven in Tshwane and one in Johannesburg.
Our museums have diverse collections covering the fields of fauna and flora, palaeontology, military history, cultural history, geology, anthropology and archaeology.
We have offerings that cater for both local and international tourists, children, young people, adults, students and researchers.
The DITSONG: National Museum of Natural History is of the most recognisable and prominent features in Tshwane today. The museum curates thousands of mammals, birds, reptiles and invertebrates.
During the First World War (1914 – 1918) no formal showcase was made of South Africa’s involvement in that war. In 1940, Capt J Agar-Hamilton was appointed official historian of the Union Defence Forces.
The Kruger Museum and its contents bear witness to the forceful personality of the man who lived there as leader of a small republic in southern Africa, at a stormy and unsettling time of his people’s long struggle against British imperialism.
While enjoying a cup of coffee and homemade bread, visitors can experience a way of life that has irrevocably passed. The stories of the Pioneer Museum and 1848 house, and of the people who lived on the farm.
Some 220 000 years ago a blazing stony meteorite the size of half a football field slammed into the earth’s crust. The impact formed a huge crater. This crater is one of the best-preserved meteorite impact craters in the world.
Sammy Marks arrived in South Africa with a case of silver knives as his only valuable possession, and became one of the first entrepreneurs, playing a significant role in mining, industrial and agricultural development in the country.
The Willem Prinsloo Agricultural Museum preserves and presents South African agricultural history in a unique manner.The Museum showcases the history of the development of agriculture
EXHIBITION: The Fossil World of Bolt’s Farm
Date: Opening Soon
Venue: DITSONG: Museum of Natural History, Pretoria
COMMEMORATION OF THE BATTLE OF ISANDLWANA PUBLIC LECTURE
Date: 22 January 2020
Venue: DITSONG: National Museum of Military History, Saxonwold