Anglo-Boer War Museum & Women's Memorial
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.
Die Museum is toeganklik vir gestremde persone.
The Museum is accessible for disabled people.
18 July 2014
Cleaning of the Memorial/President Brand Graveyard
9 August 2014
Spinning and weaving as well as lace exhibition and demonstrations by women from Botshabelo and Bloemfontein. Also Emily Hobhouse Memorial Lecture The establishment of the SA weaving industry.