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Anglo Boer War Museum

Monument Road, Bloemfontein 9301, South Africa
+27 51 447 0079
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Really something to see

We really enjoyed this museum and it captures a little bit of our countries history. Thank you... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Heinrich01
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Very interesting

If you like history, this is the place to get an unchanged view of what really happened. There is a... read more

Reviewed 15 May 2018
marjiehugo
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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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Monument Road, Bloemfontein 9301, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We really enjoyed this museum and it captures a little bit of our countries history. Thank you. Ps they have such a nice secretary. Remember, as with many museums, no photos are allowed inside the building.

Thank Heinrich01
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Reviewed 15 May 2018

If you like history, this is the place to get an unchanged view of what really happened. There is a lot of displays and authentic recreations. My son, who is a history fanatic needed to be pried away from the museum.

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Reviewed 17 April 2018

Interesting and very large collection that shows lesser known sides to the story of this war. Also interesting to read and get to know more about the Freestate during this time as most info usually refers to Kruger and Transvaal.

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Reviewed 15 April 2018

This visit to the Women's monument and the war museum left a lasting impression on me. I was staggered to learn that about 30,000 women and children were interned and subsequently died in concentration camps set up by the Bristish forces during the Anglo Boer...More

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Reviewed 5 April 2018

This Museum is being created like a book, telling stories of the time the land was fort for, each and every figure contain a story behind it and it is historical story

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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Visited on pleasant sunny day. Walked passively through the outdoors setting having alphabetically listed the names of those who lost their lives in Concentration Camps during the war. The museum narrates the events leading to the war and post-war consequences, that of black and white...More

Thank Mandisa H
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Reviewed 1 February 2018 via mobile

I am British, and came to the museum knowing very little about this war other than it was in SA and the British won it. That may seem shocking, but I think the First and Second World wars completely overshadowed this one in the British...More

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Reviewed 16 November 2017

Visited the Museum. I was astonished to see that 26000+ women and children died in the concentartion camps. Their names and ages are listed alphabetically...when I found my surname and looked at the list of 100's of my ancestors that were wiped ou by the...More

Thank Dawie61
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Reviewed 7 November 2017

Very informative museum with lots of interesting facts about the anglo boer war. The museum is well kept and nice and cool compared to harsh summer temparatures.

Thank Christie E
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Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

Visiting the Boer War Memorial and museum in Bloemfontein is one of those occasions that truly leave a great and lasting impression on one. It is a vivid and disturbing glimpse into the dark history of British Imperialism. A must see.

Thank RudolphM
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Mel7mm
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Hello Mel7mm, yes the Museum is wheelchair friendly. We have elevators to all the floors as well as a wheelchair specific lift at the hall that cannot be accessed through the normal elevators. All 7 halls are reachable by... More
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melloney2016
1 March 2017|
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Response from ABOMuseum | Property representative |
Good day, yes the Museum is open on Saturday's from 10:00 - 17:00 and on Sunday's from 11:00 - 17:00. Entrance fee is: Adult - R10 and Children - R5.
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