Anglo-Boer War Museum

The War Museum in Bloemfontein not only gives 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.

A visit to the War Museum is an absolute necessity for anyone who wants to understand the history of South Africa.

Vision

To be an institution of excellence whereby the inclusivity and suffering of all communities during the Anglo-Boer War are depicted, thus propagating the message that negotiation is preferable to war.


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Entrance Foyer

Entrance Foyer Entrance Foyer

 

Display Halls

» Emily Hobhouse Hall

Emily Hobhouse Hall Emily Hobhouse Hall Emily Hobhouse Hall
Emily Hobhouse Hall Emily Hobhouse Hall Emily Hobhouse Hall

 

» General De La Rey Hall

General De La Rey Hall

 

» General De Wet Hall

General De Wet Hall General De Wet Hall

 

» General Louis Botha Hall

General Louis Botha Hall General Louis Botha Hall General Louis Botha Hall

 

» President Paul Kruger Hall

President Paul Kruger Hall President Paul Kruger Hall

 

» Sol Plaatje Hall

Sol Plaatje Hall Sol Plaatje Hall Sol Plaatje Hall

 

Facilities

  • Air conditioned auditorium for 90 persons.

President M.T. Steyn Auditorium

  • Reading Room in Library

Library Reading Room

  • Caffeteria serving delicious light meals and refreshments

Caffeteria

  • Children's Museum & Educational Center

Children's Museum & Educational Centre