Anglo-Boer War Museum & Women's Memorial
Weens die aanbring van hysbakke vir gestremdes asook 'n nuwe brand- en lugreëlingstelsel deur Departement Openbare Werke, sal die Oorlogsmuseum vanaf 14 Mei 2012 vir 'n onbepaalde tyd gesluit wees. Vir doeleindes van konstruksie moet ontruiming van die uitstallings plaasvind. Die kantoorblok, terrein en restourant sal steeds toeganklik wees ten spyte van die opgradering van die parkeer-area. Die museum sal so gou moontlik na afhandeling van konstruksie heropen.
Due to the installation of lifts for the disabled as well as a new fire and airconditioning system by the Department of Public Works, the War Museum will be closed from the 14th of May 2012 for an indefinite period. Most of the exhibitions must be removed for construction purposes. The office block, terrain and restaurant will still be open for the public despite the upgrading of the new parking area. The museum will re-open as soon as construction is completed.
Ons besoekers aanlyn kan egter `n
"Virtuele Toer" van die Museum neem HIER
Our online visitors can however take a
"Virtual Tour" of the Museum HERE
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, the population of South Africa as a whole became embroiled in the war either directly or indirectly.
The War Museum in Bloemfontein does not only give the visitor insight into the Boer War through it`s unique art collection, dioramas and exhibits but also brings the visitor closer to understanding the background against which the war took place. The course and development of the war unfolds in front of the visitor as you progress through the museum. You are also afforded a glimpse into the life in the concentration and also prisoner-of-war camps.
Our staff has gone to great lengths to ensure that the War is properly and accurately portrayed in the Museum as well as on the Museum grounds, with hundreds of priceless antiques and artifacts from the war, paintings depicting scenes from the war, bronze sculptures from some of the most significant figures in the war, and outstanding statues and buildings illustrating key phases in the war. Not to mention the Women's Memorial - a massive structure remembering and praising the brave women and children who suffered in the War.
We are immensely proud of this historical landmark in South Africa, and urge everyone who wants to understand this huge part of South African history, to pay us visit.
Lewe op Kommando Gedenklesing / Life on commando Commemorative Lecture
25 Mei / May 2013 - 'n Gedenklesing i.v.m die vegtende Burgers wat deelgeneem het aan Anglo-Boereoorlog tot die Bittereinde sowel as die Burgers wat geneuwel het terwyl hulle op Kommando was / A commemorative lecture regarding the combatant participants of the Anglo-Boer War that fought till the bitter end as well as those Burghers that died in the field while on commando.