We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The National Museum

Closed Now: 12:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Open today: 12:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Review Highlights
Great history

We really enjoyed our time at the museum. When we walked in we thought it wouldn’t be great but we... read more

Reviewed 6 October 2018
via mobile
Must see

In my opinion the best thing to do in Bloemfontein. Entrance fee is extremely cheap but what u get... read more

Reviewed 26 August 2018
Ravensburg, Germany
via mobile
Read all 66 reviews
All photos (20)
Full view
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent36%
  • Very good55%
  • Average9%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
Excavated fossils are among the many fascinating items at this natural history museum.
Closed Now
Hours Today: 12:00 pm - 5:30 pm
See all hours
36 Aliwal Street, Bloemfontein 9301, South Africa
+27 51 447 9609
Reviews (66)
Filter reviews
62 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews local history entrance fee an absolute bargain animal section great history interesting displays wide range per adult on display first floor fossils geology animals nature
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 62 reviews
Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

We really enjoyed our time at the museum. When we walked in we thought it wouldn’t be great but we were surprised by a lot of interesting displays! Certainly worth the visit

Thank Discover821986
Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

In my opinion the best thing to do in Bloemfontein. Entrance fee is extremely cheap but what u get to see I found amazing, especially the archeological excavations from millions of years ago I found fascinating. In the first floor you can walk through Bloemfontein...More

1  Thank cmx51
Reviewed 13 August 2018

I have been to a lot of museums over my travels. This is a really nice one. I enjoyed the walk around the variety of different time periods which showed the history of the region. The staff are very friendly and helpful. The displays are...More

1  Thank Mark B
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

Interesting, lovey collection of natural rocks and precious stones. Educational and great for young children . Good animal section for everyone be to enjoy!

1  Thank maryna1983
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

The museum was well kept and displays were interesting. Unfortunately the area where the museum is, is dreadful. I was warned to hide jewelry and I felt unsafe.

Thank Yvonne C
Reviewed 15 July 2018

A lovely old museum with a wide range of displays, from local history to palaeontology. The anthropology galleries have had some recent work, but most of the others are a little old-fashioned, but this was a benefit in my opinion. Terrific displays of African wildlife...More

Thank Monty10001
Reviewed 11 April 2018

Whilst many of the exhibits are quite dated and there are few interactive displays, this museum is still worthwhile visiting. I went during the school holidays and it was heartening to see how much the children enjoyed the various different sections of the museum. I...More

Thank Jilldutoit
Reviewed 4 January 2018

the museum exceeded my expectations. it is well organised and well informing visit as well. The kids loved it and I enjoyed it as well. It is worthy a visist or two.

Thank Mohamed M
Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

I was pleasantly surprised at how well everything was maintained. A great collection ranging from geology to fossils, animals and a historic recreation of Bloemfontein. A must visit. At R5 per adult it was an absolute bargain and my daughter rushed from display to display...More

Thank johanfeldtmann22
Reviewed 22 June 2017

Have plenty to see and read and to learn. Every time I go, i see something new that I did not see before.

Thank Anjabar85
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 26 nearby hotels
BON Hotel Bloemfontein Central
126 reviews
.55 km away
President Hotel
25 reviews
.75 km away
Hobbit Boutique Hotel
67 reviews
1.29 km away
Protea Hotel Bloemfontein Willow Lake
251 reviews
1.55 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 144 nearby restaurants
New York Restaurant
400 reviews
1.26 km away
Seven on Kellner
178 reviews
.40 km away
Ocean Basket Bloemfontein
110 reviews
.46 km away
Falcon Lake Spur Steak Ranch
39 reviews
.81 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 40 nearby attractions
Loch Logan Waterfront
80 reviews
.80 km away
Vodacom Park
36 reviews
1.46 km away
Queen's Fort Military Museum
9 reviews
1.13 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from The National Museum staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines