*** Please take note that the NWU Museum is currently closed for renovations ***
Visitors are taken on guided tours of the museum on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 to 12:00. To arrange such a tour click here.
You are, however, welcome to view the exhibitions on a self-guided tour on any of the remaining days of the week.
This exhibition offers an overview of the history of the former Potchefstroom University for Christian Higher Education since its inception as Theological School in Burgersdorp in the Eastern Cape in 1869, its later development as University College in Potchefstroom since 1919 and its evolution into an independent University in 1951, until the dissolution of the PU for CHE in 2003.
Burgersdorp Cultural Historical Museum
This exhibition is in the local museum in the small Karoo town of Burgersdorp, the cradle of the former PU for CHE. The exhibition in the small Theological School Building portrays the formative years of the Theological School from 1869 to 1904.
A brief historical overview of the formation of the NWU in 2004, the amalgamation of the former University of North West (Mahikeng Campus), PU for CHE (Potchefstroom Campus) and the Vanderbijlpark in Vanderbijlpark can be viewed in the foyer.