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Step back in time at Talana

We visited the Talana museum grounds one lazy Sunday afternoon in January 2018. Though the museum... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Pretoria, South Africa

This place was fantastic. And a special thanks to Pam the curator for going above and beyond... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Claire K
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| Talana Hill, Dundee, South Africa
+27 34 212 2654
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the Talana museum grounds one lazy Sunday afternoon in January 2018. Though the museum and library were closed we ate a buffet lunch at the Talana Coffeeshop/restaurant and then worked our way through the several open buildings on the grounds. We felt like...More

Thank yvettevanos
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place was fantastic. And a special thanks to Pam the curator for going above and beyond searching for our family history.

Thank Claire K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited Talana Museum to look at some old Iscor, mining memorabilia. I was pleasantly surprised when we started moving between the various exhibits. The effort made to make each exhibit as realistic as possible is extremely impressive and done very well. The attention to...More

Thank Johan0pperman
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There is much to see and learn at this amazing museum. Very friendly and helpful staff. It is well worth the money to get a guide to take you through the museum. We had Bornwell as our fantastic guide, and he was a mine of...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A drive to Talana Museum had us arriving in time for a Sunday Lunch. The Shoshaloza Train, The Ghandi Memorial, The Music Hall, The old mining equipment was all so interesting. We had a lovely lunch which included 4 meats, 9 vegetables and a divine...More

Thank Lee-Ann J
Reviewed 29 August 2018

At first I thought this was your bog standard local museum with local bric-a-brac and not a lot more but a little exploring showed lots of depth and some interesting narratives. Could have spent a lot longer there.

Thank stw1961
Reviewed 13 July 2018

An incredible amount of information is housed in the various parts of this museum. As well as history of the local battlefields, there are areas on coal mining, glass works, beading, recreations of shops, as well as being a famous battle site in its own...More

Thank joboMojo
Reviewed 8 July 2018

went to have a look and was very surprise. It was a good day out with a range of interesting exhibits to see. Something for everyone

Thank tv175
Reviewed 18 May 2018

Unfortunately only had 2 hours to see this wonderful museum. Need a whole day. It made South Africa come alive. Brilliant layout.

Thank y_monaghan
Reviewed 3 May 2018

Was very surprised to see that they serve a Sunday lunch. It was absolutely worth it. Good food at a very good price

Thank Elize_13
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