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Anglo Boer War Museum

Open Now: 8:00 am - 4:30 am
Open today: 8:00 am - 4:30 am
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Informative and well laid out

I watched the introductory video before going around the museum. I was expecting a bit more... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
London, United Kingdom
Touching subject

Really a hidden part of South African history in the modern and democratic environment of South... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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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...more
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Monument Road, Bloemfontein 9301, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I watched the introductory video before going around the museum. I was expecting a bit more information about the Boer war but it was mainly about the building so a bit disappointing. The exhibits however were very well laid out and gave a good amount...More

Thank K9TLS
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really a hidden part of South African history in the modern and democratic environment of South Africa. A sad and emotional place where the true spirit of Africa history and struggles can be experienced. The Monument is an impressive Nationalist symbol and the architecture and...More

Thank landseerc
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The museum and its surrounding memorials are beautifully kept and managed. The staff are very polite and helpful. The exhibits were obviously planned with care. The large Reisacher paintings of the major battles are breathtaking and deserve time to be admired. I am thankful that...More

Thank CareneMouton
Reviewed 5 October 2018

The museum is in peaceful grounds that include various memorials including the sad memorial to the women and children who died, some impressive memorial statues, a few guns and carriages, a train (not an armoured train), a blockhouse, a hospital (not open when I was...More

Thank Camper817643
Reviewed 27 September 2018 via mobile

I visited several museums in Bloemfontein of which most are run down because of a lack of funding. This one is kept in excellent condition and the history is well presented.

Thank BoardingPass744141
Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

An amazing place. Steeped in history, as lots of Bloemfontein is. This monument and muesem are a must visit. Cleary updated to show a more diverse and balanced history of the country during those tumultuous times, nevertheless long overdue and well put across. A sad...More

Thank ColmV
Reviewed 22 August 2018 via mobile

As a Brit living in South Africa I have learned, studied and visited most of the sites and battles of the Anglo Boer war. Sadly it was a subject that was eclipsed by the First and Second world wars for those of my generation. However...More

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Reviewed 20 August 2018

Travelling through ZA this is a black page in the countries history. The Anglo-Boer was saw British concentration camps in which many children and women perished, all to break the spirit of the Boer fighters...sad place, but educational. If you go to Bloemfontein, this is...More

Thank Frank_Frambach
Reviewed 14 August 2018

we visit there every month as a society we belong to has their regular meeting there. Very well kept up end well worth a visit.

Thank Peterwdennis
Reviewed 13 August 2018

Very nice and educational. Well-kept and a lot of information. Better than expected but it could use a café / restaurant to sit down and have something to eat and drink. Best place we visited in Bloemfontein.

Thank Estelle D
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24 April 2018|
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Response from ABOMuseum | Property representative |
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
1 March 2017|
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.