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Ladysmith Siege Museum

Murchison Street, Ladysmith 3370, South Africa
+27 36 637 2992
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It's tired

The people who staff this museum are exceptionally friendly and helpful and there are some... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Brian M
Durban, Kwazulu-natal, South Africa
via mobile
very interesting 7/10

First of all it is very easy to find as it’s on the main street that runs through Ladysmith... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
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Murchison Street, Ladysmith 3370, South Africa
+27 36 637 2992
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The people who staff this museum are exceptionally friendly and helpful and there are some extraordinary exhibits here - to say nothing of the building itself. But it is all rather tired. One needs an understanding of the siege in advance of the visit -...More

Thank Brian M
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

First of all it is very easy to find as it’s on the main street that runs through Ladysmith – parking meters are just outside so have some coins available. The siege is well explained via the exhibits but I would have appreciated the ability...More

Thank SeriousTraveller01
Reviewed 4 March 2017

We really enjoyed our visit although it was a bit rushed as we hadn't realised they were closing at lunchtime as the Easter Holiday was about to start. Comprehensive collection of artifacts and clear explanations. Staff very helpful.

Thank Karol147
Reviewed 13 February 2017

We presented ourselves at the entrance of the museum at 11.00 hours on saturday morning (11.2.2017). There were other visitors who told us all the doors to the museum were closed. However, no sign that the museum was temporarily not open. We were approached by...More

Thank MaxColt
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Its a historic and interesting place situated in the middle of chaos. It says lot about the way The country was build. So absolutely with a visit.

Thank Lene F
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

During our visit to Ladysmith we were able to take a few hours for a history tour which included the Ladysmith Siege Museum. The museum is housed in an historic building downtown containing photos, artifacts, dioramas, artifacts and more. There is a lot of information...More

Thank GoffedIt
Reviewed 23 December 2016

We tried to visit but it was closed with no indication as to why. My best guess is it is run by the town and since it was a holiday they decided nobody needed to see the museum anyways... Overall the exterior looked shabby just...More

Thank bradshsi
Reviewed 21 December 2016

A small museum, well worth a visit, telling the story of the Ladysmith museum in the context of the Anglo-Boer war. A more recent addition - interpretative panels - raises questions about what we should do with uncomfortable and difficult history. I enjoyed my visit...More

Thank Rachel W
Reviewed 4 December 2016

is closed on weekends and public holidays . i see they dont cater for local weekend visitors which is a shame as it really is a nicew museum

Thank kingsrest
Reviewed 29 September 2016

This well maintained provincial museum gives a very accurate picture of this historically important Anglo/Boer War siege. Well worth a visit if you are interested in South African history.

Thank John L
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