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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

31 May 1899 - End of the Anglo-Boer War

For remember, these dead women […]

Emily Hobhouse

We do not need guns and bombs to bring peace, we need love and compassion

Mother Teresa


Museum News and Events
The Masters of War Exhibition
16 June 2015 - 17 July 2015

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Garden of Remembrance
The unveiling ceremony will be announced soon

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Sol Plaatje Hall
The opening will be announced soon

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Looking Back
The History of Bloemfontein and its historic buildings during the Anglo-Boer War

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