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Talana Museum

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Address: | Talana Hill, Dundee, South Africa
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Lots of information here, we had a tour with very experienced guide, who went through all of the local history - fascinating, beautiful location

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Perth, United Kingdom
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London
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351 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 258 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This Museum, spread over about 20 areas / buildings, has the capability to be very good indeed but I found my visit frustrating. Each building is focused on a particular subject but there is no explanation as to what, why, how they link together – many exhibits had good explanations, but many didn’t. One building / exhibit on World War... More 

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Perth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots of information here, we had a tour with very experienced guide, who went through all of the local history - fascinating, beautiful location

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Nelspruit
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So well maintained and so much to see - actually needed to allow for more time to fully experience this wonderful site.

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Ratingen, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Starting with the coal museum, we learned much about both the industry and the conditions of work. Really fantastic. the glas museum and the beads were interesting. The part on Ghandi again most informative and the short description of the Zulu, Anglo and Boer wars very concise. Also the 1914-18 many intereting points

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Previously enthralled by a visit to Spion Kop, it was only natural to want to further one's knowledge of the 2nd Anglo / Boer war. The battle of Talana Hill was the first big confrontation, and not being to far from Spion Kop and Ladysmith, the museum; which is at the base of the hill where the battle took place,... More 

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Staines, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

A very well laid out museum, or in reality a collection of museums. We visited on the way back from Rorke's Drift. Numerous exhibits - first and Second World War, Ghandi, steam engines - something for everyone. We visited with the expectation of a traditional Sunday roast. How disappointed were we when there was hardly any food left at the... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

We visited this as part of a battlefield tour but it has a great mixture of exhibits which meant we could have spent much longer there. There's the main museum which covers various aspects of the foundation of Dundee but much more besides. Other buildings include the Victorian house of one of the founders. Another reflects the role of Gandhi... More 

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Thank Kay L
Durban, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

We erred in only budgeting 2.5 hours for this museum--we could have easily spent half a day here. It covers a wide range of topics ranging from the local battlefields, WW 1, Boer war, Coal mining, Gandhi, trains & machinery. I saw a garden restaurant, but unfortunate we did not have the time to avail ourselves. For my next visit,... More 

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Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

Unfortunately we had little time to explore the very many exhibits in this extraordinary museum, or rather collection of museums. They cover life from the Anglo Zulu war to recent history providing down to earth views of ordinary life. The exhibits have been lovingly presented and draw you into the stories they tell. We spent much time in the just... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Would highly recommend a stop at this museum which explains history of Dundee from arrival of indians who came to work in the coal mine to glass making and of course The Talana Battle .

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