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The National Museum

36 Aliwal Street, Bloemfontein 9301, South Africa
+27 51 447 9609
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A wide appeal!

Whilst many of the exhibits are quite dated and there are few interactive displays, this museum is... read more

Reviewed 11 April 2018
Jilldutoit
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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Excellent visit for a family

the museum exceeded my expectations. it is well organised and well informing visit as well. The... read more

Reviewed 4 January 2018
Mohamed M
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Bloemfontein, South Africa
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Excavated fossils are among the many fascinating items at this natural history museum.
  • Excellent36%
  • Very good55%
  • Average9%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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36 Aliwal Street, Bloemfontein 9301, South Africa
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Reviewed 11 April 2018

Whilst many of the exhibits are quite dated and there are few interactive displays, this museum is still worthwhile visiting. I went during the school holidays and it was heartening to see how much the children enjoyed the various different sections of the museum. I...More

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Reviewed 4 January 2018

the museum exceeded my expectations. it is well organised and well informing visit as well. The kids loved it and I enjoyed it as well. It is worthy a visist or two.

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Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

I was pleasantly surprised at how well everything was maintained. A great collection ranging from geology to fossils, animals and a historic recreation of Bloemfontein. A must visit. At R5 per adult it was an absolute bargain and my daughter rushed from display to display...More

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Reviewed 22 June 2017

Have plenty to see and read and to learn. Every time I go, i see something new that I did not see before.

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Reviewed 3 May 2017

One of the best museums in the country. Good upkeep and the Bloemfontein Street Scene remains an absolute Gem! The Tuck Shop need soem attention but otherwise a really good way to spend a Sunday afternoon

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Reviewed 22 April 2017

We went as a home school group. About 30 in total. Everything had been arranged ahead of time for a private tour. Our lovely "tour guide", very experienced in her field, told us everything there was to know about the fossils. Where they had been...More

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Reviewed 21 March 2017

The museum is an eclectic collection of animals, astronomy, local cultures, mining, birdlife and a bit more beside. Worth a visit.

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Reviewed 1 March 2017

The Museum is very good, a wide range of geology, zoology and history, especially the history of Bloemfontein, birthplace of both NP & ANC and the display on tribes and at on 5 ZAR (£0.35) is a snip. There is a cafe which looked good...More

Thank Simon C
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Reviewed 17 January 2017

Enjoyed the very good exhibition exploring South Africa's and the Free State's rich history. Well maintained and definitely worth to visit when in Bloemfontein

Thank Kirstein C
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Reviewed 5 January 2017

This will easily takes up 3 hours of your time if you read all sign boards properly. Very interesting and gives you almost all history about South Africa

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