n De Arte - Melrose House Collection, Pretoria

Volume 2001, Issue 63
  • ISSN : 0004-3389



The collection of Melrose House, and indeed the garden too, cannot be separated from the house itself. Melrose House is situated on four erven, which together with the house and all the outbuildings, are declared a National Monument. The implication is that the terrain and buildings should be seen as a unit. Initially Melrose House was a residence and only much later became a museum. This fact is reflected in the collection. Approximately 80% of the items in the collection of Melrose House belonged to the original owners, George Jesse and Emma Jane Heys.

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