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Roodepoort Museum

Johannesburg, Gauteng

The museum covers local history, the discovery of gold on the Witwatersrand and the development of Roodepoort from mining camp to city. Roodepoort’s history can be traced back to the Stone Age. The first settlements were established by black cattle farmers and after the Great Trek of 1834-1840, some of the farmers who had left the Cape Colony, settled in the interior.

The Pioneers house depicts the typical lifestyle of these early settlers. The late Victorian house depicts life in the towns after the discovery of gold. The 1920’s and 1930’s display rooms depict the rapidly changing life-style of the period between the World Wars. A special display room houses the Museum’s collection of international decorative art objects, including the Art Nouveau and Art Deco styles. The museum often has temporary exhibitions.


Civic Centre, Christiaan de Wet Road, Florida Park

Opening & Closing Times:

Viewing by appointment only.