Mafikeng Museum
Mafikeng Museum
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oldvicar
Driffield, United Kingdom185 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Couples
Maybe could be a little more organised but lots of information and artefacts about the seige, I'd just read a book about it so found it especially interesting. Also plenty about conflicts and migrations of the local people's about which I knew nothing. Jennifer the lady in the museum was helpful but not too helpful if you know what I mean. Don't expect cafes and gift shops but if you have a genuine interest in history (especially the seige) you should ve able find something interesting. Entrance us by voluntary donation.
Written 10 February 2019
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Grant M
Port Macquarie, Australia97 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017
This museum is a good example of Boer War history being lost unfortunately. The place is clearly well staffed but totally lacking exhibits (cabinets with items missing) and the exhibits in place are poorly described or tended (flags/colours? Not sure behind door on floor). Hopefully someone will step up in the future and give this place the right marketing, funding and care required to sustain history. The staff were helpful, but out of their depth.
Written 23 October 2017
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Baradon
London116 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Couples
Interesting for those who know something about the city but superficial and neglected. Still, it's all you'll get in the area. Pity the local government has destroyed the heritage of the town and grants no budget to such an important institution. If you are in the area visit anyway.
Written 11 August 2018
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postscript65
Hermanus, South Africa1 153 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Couples
Mafikeng is, like the plague, best totally avoided. If you must visit then drive straight to Ashden Lodge and pull up the drawbridge. To describe it as The Pits would be an insult to John McEnroe’s insult. It fulfils Trump’s vision of Africa / and then some. But, growing up with the image of Baden Powell defending the besieged town, we gave their museum a chance.
Big mistake. No words can describe how awful this monument is in the atrocious town centre. Poor BP must be regretting every moment.
Written 26 August 2018
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Tony B
Bloemfontein, South Africa10 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017 • Business
Unfortunately this museum was totally closed up when I arrived there. The gardens are in a shocking state and the memorial had been vandalised. Once again this is a prime example of many of our local municipalities who employ people who simply do not care about what they do. Mafikeng is loosing out on bringing tourists who want to visit the town and who have an interest in visiting the Anglo Boer war sites. Let them go to Kimberley and Ladysmith and see how it should be done!!!
Written 31 May 2017
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Ratotsile
Mafikeng, South Africa4 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Solo
The best place to start when you want to know the history of Batswana and their defense of their land against the invasion as well as the part they played in the Anglo-Boer War
Written 6 August 2018
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Kagiso Joseph M
Mafikeng, South Africa22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2018
The museum is living up to it's expectation and has remembrances to other nations and people coming from far away about the living conditions an style of the then Batswana people. It is perfectly situated so everyone who visit Mahikeng town can actually pay it a visit.
Written 9 July 2018
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simonsmith
Cheltenham, UK154 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2017 • Couples
As a once Boy Scout Mafikeng was somewhere i had always wanted to visit. We decided to visit the museum which we were hoping would have lots of information and interesting facts about the history of the place.

On arrival a uniformed security guard shouted at us that we had to ask him very politely if we could enter. he was very aggressive and unpleasant. He frog marched us in to an office and with the help of an assistant forced us to pay 200 rand for admission even though we knew it was free.

The museum is uncared for and a shambles. It must have once been the vision of some one, but they would turn in their grave if they saw it now. It is a grubby mess.

I wrote to the local mayor about it but never got a response; Avoid!
Written 3 January 2018
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Simla Singh
Mafikeng, South Africa4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Friends
Most educational with reference to the history relating to the previous government, the gathering of the Botswana tribes/clans and the respective indigenous uniqueness.
Written 5 June 2019
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modisem90
Mafikeng, South Africa19 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Family
The museum is the display of history of Mahikeng and shows the authentic art and vintage pieces. The best local museum of historical pasts of Mahikeng
Written 7 November 2018
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