Anglo-Boer War Museum, Bloemfontein
Although the protagonists of the Anglo-Boer War 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.
The National Women's Memorial and War Museum commemorates some 27,000 Boer women (mothers, wives, and children) who died in British concentration camps during the Anglo Boer war.
This is also the burial site of Emily Hobhouse, a British campaigner against the horrific conditions in which Afrikaans and Black women were held captive. The monument is a provincial heritage site in the Free State.
The outcome of the war was bitterness, hatred, dispossession and division for many decades to come. More than a century later, South Africans can look back at this event as a shared tragedy that shaped the social, political, economic and historical landscape of South Africa as we know it today.
- Monday - Friday, 08:00 - 16:30
- Saturday, 10:00 - 17:00
- Sunday, 11:00 - 17:00
- Public Holidays, 09:00 - 17:00
- Adults - R10
- Children - R5
- +27 51 447 3447
- Monument Road, Bloemfontein, Free State
To find out more about the Anglo-Boer War Museum, visit their website.