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Anglo Boer War Museum

4.4/5
5 Reviews
Recommended sightseeing time: 2-3 hours
Address: Monument Road, Bloemfontein 9301, South Africa
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Phone: +27 51 447 0079

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The museum has a large collection of items related to the Boer War. There are many big paintings, and when you consider that there are also women and children there, one of the Boers nailed to the banks of the Maud River under the attack of the British is very touching. Of course, this led to General Krone’s surrender at the Battle of Paderberg. Prisoners of war captured in overseas camps have a large number of handicrafts, including St. Helena, Ceylon, India and Bermuda, as well as handicrafts made in camps in South Africa. The Women’s Monument depicts two women, one of whom is holding a baby. This is very unforgettable because the ashes of the British woman Emily Hobhouse were buried there. She helped people who suffered in the war A lot of work has been done. Recently, a long wall was added with the names of women and children who were burned to death in concentration camps during the British Scorched Earth Policy. At that time, the farm was burned down and the women and children were placed in the concentration camps. There was almost no fresh water or medical care. It was unforgettable! Of course, this does not represent the "best period" of British history!

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  • 220jeanneh
    220jeanneh
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    Piece of History

    Was very informative and nice to share with my children our history. A lot of added information since went there over 16yrs back. Be prepared to spend at least 2 - 3 hours depending on how much detail...

    Reviewed on /Date(1609115512000+0800)/
  • VPK-CT
    VPK-CT
    Cape Town, SA
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    Good experience

    A good museum which depicts various perspectives on a very emotional war which left deep scars on a nation. They go to great lengths to present the material as neutral and unbiased as possible. Everyt...

    Reviewed on /Date(1604165207000+0800)/
  • Jana V
    Jana V
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    Nice but sad to see all the woman and children that died in consentration camps.

    Very nice to visit and experience our history even though it's very sad walking through the garden of remembrance. Just wish we could take photos inside the museum.

    Reviewed on /Date(1603414890000+0800)/
  • louiselategan
    louiselategan
    Durbanville, Western Cape
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    History

    This visit was heartbreaking and interesting at the same time. A very well-looked after facility. We could show our kids our heritage. A must visit for famlies.

    Reviewed on /Date(1594761622000+0800)/
  • waldmeister1
    waldmeister1
    Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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    What you should see at the Museum of the Boer Republics--As much as possible allow plenty of time!!

    The Museum has an extensive collection of items associated with the Boer War. There are large paintings, the one of the Boers pinned down in the Modder River Banks under fire from the British is very...

    Reviewed on /Date(1592261585000+0800)/

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