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Anglo Boer War Museum

Monument Road, Bloemfontein 9301, South Africa
+27 51 447 0079
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Very good

I found the museum very professionally laid out with excellent display cases, information and... read more

Reviewed 15 September 2017
Grant M
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HISTORY FROM COMPREHENSIVE VIEW

Good to know information is given at all the different sites. Everybody should visit to know what... read more

Reviewed 6 September 2017
Hanlie S
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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
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Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

I found the museum very professionally laid out with excellent display cases, information and artefacts. Anyone interested in the history of the country this place is a must see. Well done.

Thank Grant M
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Good to know information is given at all the different sites. Everybody should visit to know what happened in concentration camps and what the British did to the Boer and the farm workers. No country can survive if you do not know your history. So...More

Thank Hanlie S
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Very good food. Special seefood menu. The salmon was the best. Good wine list. Service goid as well.

1  Thank Andre D
Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

Every month intake of new managers at work come for training at the learning centre. I am responsible to take them around Bloemfontein for a tour and one of the places we visit is the Vroue monument and share the history of the war and...More

1  Thank Tebza098278
Reviewed 17 July 2017

If you love History, you must visit this site. International guest will also see the young history of South Africa

1  Thank leonk479
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

Spent two hours at the museum. Well looked after and a really nice and comprehensive view of the Boer war from multiple sides. It is a LOT of reading. Although I saw that (personal) guides are available, I really think the museum would benefit from...More

Thank Johan J
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

It's a well looked after piece of history. The museum has many great pieces, stories and children can learn a great deal about the Anglo Boer War. The gardens are also perfect for a picnic afterwards where the children can run free among the statues...More

Thank Benita P
Reviewed 22 June 2017

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 17 June 2017

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 27 May 2017

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
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melloney2016
28 February 2017|
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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.
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