Anglo Boer War Museum

Anglo Boer War Museum, Bloemfontein

Anglo Boer War Museum
4.5
8:00 AM - 4:30 AM
Monday
8:00 AM - 4:30 AM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 4:30 AM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 4:30 AM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 4:30 AM
Friday
8:00 AM - 4:30 AM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
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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Jeanne H
Piet Retief, South Africa18 contributions
Piece of History
Dec 2020 • Family
Was very informative and nice to share with my children our history. A lot of added information since went there over 16yrs back. Be prepared to spend at least 2 - 3 hours depending on how much detail you read.
Written 28 December 2020
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VPK-CT
Cape Town, SA68 contributions
Good experience
Dec 2019
A good museum which depicts various perspectives on a very emotional war which left deep scars on a nation. They go to great lengths to present the material as neutral and unbiased as possible. Everything is well-maintained and the staff helpful.
Written 1 November 2020
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Janavdv
Pretoria, South Africa119 contributions
Nice but sad to see all the woman and children that died in consentration camps.
Oct 2020 • Family
Very nice to visit and experience our history even though it's very sad walking through the garden of remembrance. Just wish we could take photos inside the museum.
Written 23 October 2020
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louiselategan
Durbanville, South Africa127 contributions
History
Aug 2019
This visit was heartbreaking and interesting at the same time. A very well-looked after facility. We could show our kids our heritage. A must visit for famlies.
Written 15 July 2020
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waldmeister1
Aylesbury, UK25 contributions
What you should see at the Museum of the Boer Republics--As much as possible allow plenty of time!!
Sep 2019
The Museum has an extensive collection of items associated with the Boer War. There are large paintings, the one of the Boers pinned down in the Modder River Banks under fire from the British is very touching when you consider there were women and children there also. It lead of course to the surrender by General Cronje at the battle of Paadeberg. There is an extensive collection of Handicraft items made by the POW's in overseas Camps to which they were "Banished" namely St Helena, Ceylon, India and Bermuda as well as those made in Camps in South Africa. The Women's Monument depicting two women, one holding a baby is very memorable since the ashes of British woman, Emily Hobhouse who did so much to help those suffering during the war are buried there. The recent addition of the lengthy wall, inscribed with the names of the Women and Children who died in the Concentration Camps during Britain's Scorched Earth Policy when farms were burnt and the Women and Children were herded into Concentration Camps with little of no fresh water or medical care is very memorable ! This certainly does not depict the "Best Period" of British History!!
Written 16 June 2020
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kobusvolschenk55
George, South Africa575 contributions
Cruelty of War.
Mar 2020
One of the best maintained museums in SA displaying a part of SA history known by very few. Beautiful pieces of furniture, mosaic wall tiles, paintings and other perefinalia. However, the assault and murder of innocent defenceless women and children and concentration camps, do make you leave this museum with many questions.
Written 22 April 2020
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Aeronaut65
Copenhagen, Denmark1 464 contributions
Great
Feb 2020
Did not know anything about the Boer wars, so this museum came in handy. Not exactly a cheery place but indeed important for the history of SA. Highly recommended.
Written 23 February 2020
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Darryl nel
Cape Town Central, South Africa4 contributions
quick visit
Jan 2020
HI all, The museum was awesome, we took a lot of photos outside as we couldn't take any pics inside. lots of reading but it was worth the knowledge gained from the experience. About 5 Floors of amazing artefacts, paintings, rifles, coins, plants species and clothing from the war. A must see if you in Bloem. R20 Gets you in :)
Written 8 January 2020
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Paul Graham
1 contribution
Anglo Boer war museum
Dec 2019 • Solo
Wonderful place to visit if history is your thing, thought provoking and I learnt a lot during my visit, staff are polite and helpful too
Written 18 December 2019
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xxnadu
Milnerton, South Africa37 contributions
Great place
Nov 2019
There is so much history and i cant even start telling you about it - the best is to go and experience and see for yourself you will be surprised.
Written 11 December 2019
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Anglo Boer War Museum is open:
  • Sun - Sun 11:00 - 17:00
  • Mon - Fri 08:00 - 04:30
  • Sat - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
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