Macrorie House Museum

contact Marigold Rei
Tel: 033 394 2161
Send us an e-mail
venue 11 Jabu Ndlovu st Pietermaritzburg
time Mon-Fri: 8am-1pm
weekends by appointment
cost Entrance fee’s aR10 for Adults
R2 for kids
age All ages


Museum about early British settlers in SA


Macrorie House, Pietermaritzburg shares some important aspects of the South African history. This museum beautifully displays the world of early British settlers in the country. The house was built about 1860 and in 1867 was described as "the finest and best built family house in the city".

It is the only early to mid-Victorian double-storey house open to the public in Pietermaritzburg.
The house is furnished in Victorian style and contains Bishop Macrorie's lovely Private Chapel housing an altarpiece painted on metal brought with him from England in 1869.

There is a doll's house and a collection of old dolls in historical costume as well as a Touch Room for children.
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