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Anglo Boer War Museum

Monument Road, Bloemfontein 9301, South Africa
+27 51 447 0079
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I appreciated the emphasis on what the women and children suffered

Give yourself lots of time as there is much to see inside and out. Examine the wall with all the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Roslyn G
Midway, Utah
Very interesting visit

i recently visited the museum and spent nearly three hours there. The lady who was in the pay booth... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Skelmersdale, United Kingdom
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One of the most significant events in the history of South Africa was the Anglo-Boer War of 1899-1902. Although the protagonists were Britain and the two Boer Republics of the Transvaal and the Orange Free State, the population of South Africa as a whole became embroiled in the war either directly or indirectly. The War Museum in Bloemfontein provides an understanding of the background against which the Anglo-Boer War took place through its unique art collection, dioramas and exhibitions. The course and development of the war unfolds in front of your eyes as you progress through the museum. You are also afforded a glimpse into the life and suffering endured in the concentration and prisoner-of-war camps. We are immensely proud of this historical landmark in South Africa, and urge everyone who wants to understand this part of South African history, to pay us a visit.
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Monument Road, Bloemfontein 9301, South Africa
+27 51 447 0079
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Give yourself lots of time as there is much to see inside and out. Examine the wall with all the names. Climb the hill for the view. More should be known about the concentration camps by everyone

Thank Roslyn G
Reviewed 1 week ago

i recently visited the museum and spent nearly three hours there. The lady who was in the pay booth was very knowledgeable and kindly put a DVD on in English in the theatre. It was very moving , all those people turned off their farms...More

Thank penbar20
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was such an interesting visit. Not only inside the museum but also around it in the grounds. The themes are well explained and very well put together

Thank Renate V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Grounds extremely well taken care off. Nice for a afternoon picnic Museum very informative. Well worth visiting, learning more about the Anglo Boer War

Thank 528pieters
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

The museum was an exceptional experience. The monument and the great collection of artifacts made it very interesting and all visiting the area will be so much more informed about the history of the Anglo Boer war. A must see.

Thank charel w
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

The museum is hard to find on GPS and the staff won't direct you in right direction when you call. Best to ask the GPS to take you to the Women's Memorial instead of the Museum as the Museum is in the wrong place on...More

1  Thank poleinahole1
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Nice museum,wheel chair friendly,Friendly staff ,will go back there again on my next visit to Bloem.

Thank Slyngoh
Reviewed 3 April 2017

The Anglo boer war museum is extremely well curated and well maintained museum. I have visited many of the country's museums in the last few years and i was pleasantly surprised with the up to date installations. The new Sol Plaaitjie addition was informative and...More

Thank christoffs2017
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

What a great job they have done in displaying history from both sides. Both inside & out there was plenty to keep you occupied. Thought the memorials were done tastefully & with compassion. Excellent for families with children.

Thank 907mandye
Reviewed 29 March 2017

fantastic museum so interesting and thought invoking. Several rooms within the museum each depicting late presidents and a terrific insight into life back then and the hardships endured - mostly by the women. Set in the most beautiful grounds where one could just spend a...More

Thank Lesley186410
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Is this attraction open on Saturdays?
28 February 2017|
Response from ABOMuseum | Property representative |
Good day, yes the Museum is open on Saturday's from 10:00 - 17:00 and on Sunday's from 11:00 - 17:00. Entrance fee is: Adult - R10 and Children - R5.