Macrorie House Museum, Pietermaritzburg

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Built in 1852 and described at the time as "the best built family house in the city", Macrorie house is the only museum in Pietermaritzburg open to the public, that is dedicated to the early to mid- Victorian era. It is furnished throughout in Victorian style and boasts features such a a private chapel, school room,a beautifull dolls house and touch room for children to enjoy, kitchen, living and entertainment areas. This museum offers the visitor a taste of an era long forgotten.
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  • We tried to contact the Macrorie House Museum for days before we actually wanted to go. There was no answer over the phone, so we decided to go straight there as we drove into Pietermaritzburg so... 
    We tried to contact the Macrorie House Museum for days before we actually wanted to go. There was no answer over the phone, so we decided to go straight there as we drove into Pietermaritzburg so...  more »
  • Macrorie House Museum is meticulously curated. One is taken into the past with this lovingly restored and researched home. I learnt so much about old Pietermaritzburg. This is a must as a school... 
    Macrorie House Museum is meticulously curated. One is taken into the past with this lovingly restored and researched home. I learnt so much about old Pietermaritzburg. This is a must as a school...  more »
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  • Restored with input from the van der Stel Foundation in the 1970's, after being condemned and about to be taken down, the Macrorie House Museum opens up a who new world of Colonialist Pietermaritzburg in the 1800's. This museum has been featured regularly in documentaries studying paranormal activity. Macrorie House is said to definitely house some unseen residents. Hostess Roxy Thomas is a wealth of information and I thoroughly enjoyed our guided tour. Thank you!
  • I gave Macrorie 1 star because there's no zero. This place is no longer a museum. It has offices for a private company of which I work for.

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