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Anglo-Boer War Museum
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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 of the Transvaal and the Orange Free State, the population of South Africa as a whole became embroiled in the war either directly or indirectly.

The War Museum in Bloemfontein provides an understanding of the background against which the Anglo-Boer War took place through its unique art collection, dioramas and exhibitions. The course and development of the war unfolds in front of your eyes as you progress through the museum. You are also afforded a glimpse into the life and suffering endured in the concentration and prisoner-of-war camps.

We are immensely proud of this historical landmark in South Africa, and urge everyone who wants to understand this part of South African history, to pay us a visit.

Historical highlights

11 July 1900 Battle of Silkaatsnek

Pieter C. Cloete

23-30 July 1900 The Brandwater Basin

Pieter C. Cloete

3 June 1899 - The Bloemfontein Conference

Pieter C. Cloete

“When is a war not a war? When it is waged by methods of barbarism in South Africa.'

Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman, leader of the Liberal Party opposition and future British Prime Minister, 1900


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Emily Hobhouse Yarn Bomb
24 September 2015 Heritage Day

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Garden of Remembrance
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Sol Plaatje Hall
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