Museums, Art Galleries and Botanical Gardens

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SA Police Services Museum, Pretoria, Northern Gauteng.

Officially opened on September 23 1968.  Exhibitions are divided into those dealing with crime and another with cultural history.  The crime section includes notorious cases including that of Daisy De Melker, who poisoned her victims.  There is also a section on political crimes such as Steve Biko’s murder and the events at Sharpeville.  The evils of the drug trade and child abuse are depicted.  The cultural history section depicts the history of the police from 1913 onwards.  The archives include important historical information to which the public has access.  Educational tours take place daily. In the historic Compol Building in Pretorius Street. Open Mondays to Friday from 08h00 to 15h30, Saturdays from 08h30 to 12h30 and Sundays from 13h00 to 16h00. ASSAPret

Contct:            Box 4866 Pretoria 0001
+27 (12) 353 6765 telephone
+27 (12) 353 6775 fax

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