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Address: Monument Road, Bloemfontein 9301, South Africa
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Age old conflicts barely dampened by the passage of more than a century...

Age old conflicts barely dampened by the passage of more than a century come to life in this volatile museum.

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A pretty large museum with a wealth of detail on the Boer War generally and a focus on the concentration camp victims in particular. A bit biased in favour of the Boers but not... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Solihull, United Kingdom
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Solihull, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A pretty large museum with a wealth of detail on the Boer War generally and a focus on the concentration camp victims in particular. A bit biased in favour of the Boers but not extremely so. Make sure to see the two films in the auditorium by reception before going around as they put the concentration camps into perspective.

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England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fascinating museum for history lovers. Also some interesting buildings outside as well as the Women's Monument. Well worth a visit. And only 10 rand to get in.

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Pretoria, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The women's memorial and gardens are very well done. The museum itself is a little repetitive but presents a very interesting and thorough view of the Anglo Boer War. Well worth a visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

A most comprehensive and detailed exhibition - indoors and outdoors. In addition to exhibited items videos and areas devoted to specific persons or activities increase the understanding of the process leading to situation of today. One of the many gripping parts of the exhibitions is the information on the British Concentration Camps and the suffering of the civilian population -... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

We did not manage to see inside the museum, but walked around the grounds which are very well kept. The monument to Women was of great interest to my husband and his granny was a prisoner of war during this war - so rather emotional for him and his brother.

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Johannesburg South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017

Do not use the GPS co-ordinates as this will take you to the Builders Warehouse carpark , signposts not great either. However we visited on a quiet Sunday afternoon, a very hot day, but lovely and cool inside. Entrance Fee is only R10 but worth far more. The displays and paintings are magnificent, huge rooms each devoted to an historical... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

The Museum is housed in an impressive locale , set aside in a quiet district of Bloemfontein. We spent about 90 minutes , long enough to begin to comprehend the intense battles waged by the British and Afrikaans during a brutal was which lasted from 1899-1902 The museum's artifacts were displayed in a manner in which the visitor can wander... More 

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Bloemfontein, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

The Anglo Boer War Museum is a must see in Bloemfontein. It compares to the best in the world. It is affordable, people are helpful and you can spend a whole day and not get bored. The area is well maintained, clean. The info is good and everyone visiting this museum will be touched by heart. A definite must seen.

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Ames, Iowa, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

We don't often frequent museums but when Trip Advisor rated it as a prime attraction we thought we would give it a try. Very reasonable admission (R10) should not keep anyone away. The displays were well done and very informative. Not being from SA we really needed the history lesson and the museum gave it very well. We noticed much... More 

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Cape Town
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

This museum deserves an extended visit. We spent almost two hours here and could easily have spent much longer. There are outdoor and indoor exhibits. The museum covers the war generally but also the specifics of the suffering of women and children in the so-called last gentleman's war. If you only have limited time, do the walk up to the... More 

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