Irish House

Across from the civic garden is the Irish House Museum. Representing the cultures found in the area. Also known as the Polokwane (Pietersburg) Museum August Julius Herman Meske decided to build a business on the corner of Vorster and Market Street. In 1906 a fire destroyed just about the whole of Market Street Mbske’s shop was not spared the disaster. He then rebuilt the shop with clock tower and all with the aid of prefabricated steel construction that he imported from Germany.

During the First World War he was interned in a concentration camp. On his return he found his business nearly bankrupt. He sold the business to James Albert Jones who continued his already successful business in Irish House. He specialized in imported fashionable clothing for ladies that he personally bought in Europe.

Today the history of Polokwane (Pietersburg) is represented in the building. Hugh Exton Photographic Museum

Housed in the Old Dutch Reformed Church. A collection of 23 000 glass negatives taken by the photographer Hugh Exton. The negatives captured the first 50 years of Polokwane (Pietersburg).

Bakone Malapa Museum

Bakone Malapa Museum

At the Bakoni Malapa Museum outside Polokwane (Pietersburg), the lifestyle of the Bakoni of...

Art Collection

Art Collection

The collection is the pride of Polokwane (Pietersburg) with more than 800 pieces. It is the most...

Melted Guns

Melted Guns

To be seen in the Library Gardens in Hans van Rensburg Street. At the end of the war against...

Civic Plaza

Civic Plaza

On the civic plaza there is a collection of statues, busts and monuments that reflect the history...

Arend Dieperink Museum

Arend Dieperink Museum

The town's cultural history museum, named after Arend Dieperink, its founder and first director,...

Makapan’s Caves

Makapan’s Caves

The Makapan' Caves are situated in a valley on the farm Makapansgat, 23km northeast of Mokopane...

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