Anglo-boer War Museum
Anglo-boer War Museum
4.5
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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. Entry Fee: Adults: R30 Student / Pensioner: R20 Children (up to 18 years): R10
Duration: 1-2 hours
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Jorro1
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Business
Really interesting and well curated. Fascinating that the memorial of names was only erected in 2019. A sober reminder of the nihilism of all war and its long lasting g political aftermath
Written 14 June 2024
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Vanessa K
Cape Town, South Africa14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
This is a really well maintained museum. The grounds are green and well kept, the external exhibits are thoughtful and very interesting. The main internal exhibits are professionally constructed and full of interesting history. I thought we’d spend an hour here, but walked out after 2 hours and could’ve stayed for longer
My suggestion would be to go inside first then walk around outside as there is little explanation as to the outside monuments at the monuments themselves. Also, no map provided.
Written 28 March 2024
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Nadira M
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
Alot of information on the history, the detail, pictures and statues. It felt like taking a trip back in history. Must have plenty of time to read all the information on display. Very interesting
Written 15 March 2024
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Coastal16657079484
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Business
Fantastic Museum for anyone with interest in History of SA and or the Wars.
Extensive indoor and outdoor exhibits.
Sobering memorial to Women and children who suffered during the conflict
Written 11 March 2024
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Gina L
Johannesburg, South Africa41 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
Possibly one of the best museums we have been to. My teenage daughter was very impressed that there was no bias, just the facts were presented. The memorial to the fallen women and children of the Anglo Boer war is incredibly moving especially when you realize how many more names were actually lost.
I would definitely recommend a stop here.
Written 16 January 2024
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jbushman2017
Nipomo, CA486 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
We came here to learn about the Boer War as this museum is one of the few that exists. The museum is here as are several monuments to various war related people. The museum has many exhibits but lack a cohesive narrative history, so it is initially hard to determine what to read and what order things should be approached. But after a while the picture becomes clear and you leave the museum having learned a lot about English/Boer relations and the war. One thing that become clear in the exhibits is that more woman and children died in the war than soldiers. This happened because the English used a slash and burn method to subdue the Boers and in doing this they left many woman and children homeless. They were then rounded up and forced into concentration camps. Because of the lack of food and sanitation services thousands will die before the war ends. This is why the museum includes many exhibits about the concentration camps and its victims. It is also why the largest monument at the museum complex is to the woman and children that died because of this conflict. When you come here you need identification. The grounds are large with a museum that is undergoing some construction. The Museum is not heated and was very, very cold when we were there so bring appropriate clothing.
Written 26 May 2023
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Dave
Cape Town Central, South Africa3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
Fantastic Museum for anyone with interest in History of SA and or the Anglo Boer Wars.
Extensive indoor and outdoor exhibits.
Sobering memorial to Women and children who suffered during the conflict
Written 4 March 2023
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David M
53 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
The museum provides a brilliantly curated history of the Boer Wars from a political and people perspective. It is very balanced, both sides of the story are explained equally. We had a tour guide, she was excellent and really brought the story to life (sorry, can't recall her name). I would thoroughly recommend getting a guide but it is still worth exploring on your own. A must see in Bloemfontein.
Written 9 February 2023
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Nat
South Africa21 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Friends
A beautiful museum rich with history and information. The museum is well looked after, beautiful lawns and fast and safe free Wi-Fi available.
Written 22 December 2022
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GeneralShamu
New York City, NY1 134 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
There is both an outdoor/garden area to this museum as well as indoors. There is so much history associated with this that many are not even aware of (even worse for foreigners). There is a cafe/restaurant onsite as well but it was closed for a private event while we were there.

Total time needed here is 2-3 hours.
Written 17 December 2022
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