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The National Museum

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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 1 week ago
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Must see

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

Reviewed 25 August 2018
Ravensburg, Germany
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Excavated fossils are among the many fascinating items at this natural history museum.
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36 Aliwal Street, Bloemfontein 9301, South Africa
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All reviews local history entrance fee an absolute bargain wide range per adult on display first floor fossils geology exhibits recreation school
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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

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Reviewed 25 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

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Reviewed 12 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 5 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 25 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 Johan F
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.

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