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Anglo Boer War Museum

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Well kept area. See the autrositys against women and children, conducted by the British during the... read more

Reviewed 11 December 2018
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Morning outing

Popped into the museum on our way down to Port Alfred. Anton van Wouw’s statues are entirely... read more

Reviewed 11 December 2018
Johannesburg, South Africa
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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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Reviewed 11 December 2018 via mobile

Well kept area. See the autrositys against women and children, conducted by the British during the Anglo Boer War.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 11 December 2018 via mobile

Popped into the museum on our way down to Port Alfred. Anton van Wouw’s statues are entirely awesome and well worth seeing. Museum itself hasn’t left the 70’s but still an interesting and education experience.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank AndreO368
Reviewed 8 November 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank K9TLS
Reviewed 6 November 2018 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

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank landseerc
Reviewed 23 October 2018 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

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 4 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

Date of experience: October 2018
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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.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank aoosthuizen1956
Reviewed 8 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

Date of experience: September 2018
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

Date of experience: August 2018
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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

Date of experience: August 2018
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23 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
28 February 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.