Pioneer Museum

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, Hartebeestpoort, are enacted against the background of the pioneer years in South Africa..
The house was built of clay and local materials, with a thatched roof and earthen floors, and is furnished in the traditional 19th century rural style. The house is surrounded by a traditional herb and vegetable garden, orchard, furnished wagon house and vineyard. Well-trained guides in period clothing present adult programmes and curriculum-based educational programmes.

Visitors can make use of the picnic and braai facilities. The two lapas and the hall can be rented for family celebrations and work-related functions. A New Year’s Festival is held on 1 January every year.

Conferencing Facilities

  • The Hall and Lapa’s are only available from 12:00-24:00 during weekends
  • No refund if any refuse is left behind.
  • ‘Braais’ only allowed at braai facilities provided.
  • No parking allowed inside the Museum terrain, unless permission is obtained from the Museum Manager, two weeks prior to the function.
  • Bring own chairs and tables if using the terrain.
  • Payments must be made at least two weeks in advance
  • Please bring or e-mail your deposit slip to the Museum

Lease agreement available at the Reception.  

Museum Gallery

Please click on the image below or on this Link to view full Gallery on the National Pioneer Museum.


Admission Fees

Prices for Adults, Children and Pensioners

Contact Information 

Physical Address:
Keuning Dr, Silverton, Pretoria, 0127

GPS Coordinates:
25°44′ 33″ S 28°11′ 09″ E

Contact Details:
General enquiries: 063 285 0094
School bookings: 072 323 9758

Event Bookings:
Audrey Mushidi

Admission Daily:
Weekdays: 08:30 – 15:30
(Except Christmas Day and Good Friday)


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