Pionier Museum

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Pionier Opelug Museum
Pionier Museum is located in South Africa
Pionier Museum
The Pioneer Museum
Location Pretoria,  South Africa
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Type Cultural museum
Website www.ditsong.org.za/pioneer.htm

Pionier Opelug Museum is Afrikaans for the Pioneer Open-air Museum, it is a cultural and "living" museum in the eastern suburbs of Pretoria.[1] It is operated by Ditsong Museums of South Africa.


The main house of the museum complex was built in 1848 by early Voortrekker pioneers using traditional methods. According to the website the house's specifications are: "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."[1] The museum is a "living museum" so in other words the guides and the visitors are meant to experience the museum as if they lived in the early 19th century.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "DITSONG MUSEUMS OF SOUTH AFRICA". ditsong.org.za. Retrieved 5 October 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>