Talana Museum
Talana Museum
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101Amanda
United Kingdom140 contributions
Dec 2023
We had a good 4 hours here lots to see, but it does need a bit of investment but we enjoyed our visit.
Written 16 December 2023
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local287
Somerset West, South Africa72 contributions
Jun 2023
A fabulous museum - friendly staff, well curated and lots of variety. Would highly recommend this museum to anyone traveling through the Dundee area. Allow around 3 hours, but well worth it. Thank you to the team for maintaining it so well.
Written 18 June 2023
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scarge368086
2 contributions
Jan 2023 • Couples
Highly recommend a look around this museum. An excellent glass collection & clothing through the ages. The Zulu museum is full of interesting stories from eyewitness accounts. Only problem was power was off, load shedding, so we read the stories with torch on mobile phones. Easily spend half a day looking around.
Written 3 February 2023
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Szenta
Valencia, Spain46 contributions
May 2022
Very pretty part-like setting for the small historic museum. We had a delightful lunch at the charming farm house.
Written 7 June 2022
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Andrew Q
1 contribution
Sept 2021
Talana Museum is an absolute gem, with something for everyone. The effort that has gone into creating (and recreating) the many different spaces and exhibits is truly extraordinary. There were moments when I felt I'd stepped back in time, and could literally feel the quality of life that our forbears endured - almost painfully uncomfortable compared to what we all take for granted in the 21st Century.

There's more to see and learn than anyone can absorb in a single visit. I will definitely go back here.
Written 19 September 2021
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Michael C
Nelspruit, South Africa62 contributions
Oct 2020
The museum is startling in its accuracy and hs plenty of interesting points and artifacts to make this interesting for all ages the coal mine simulation and facts was very interesting. the history and restoration of the area and the buildings is a feat that boggles the mind in todays economies hard times, well done to everybody involved in protecting the information and history of this are.
Written 23 October 2020
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111TWIGAMINHAAFRIKA
Bristol, UK7,257 contributions
Feb 2020
Secure parking, a small fee and generally good facilities.
Excellent informative collection of art museum's/folk museum's set within acres of well kept grass lawns, shrub bed/flower beds.
Interesting history of the local coal mining, glass industry and steam locomotive.
Historical notes on Gandi, Mandela and the freedom movement but its the genuine artefacts, living/working quarters depicted through the ages.
Great value for money, a fine 2 hour stop before heading for our safari at Nambiti.
Friendly staff.
Written 15 March 2020
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reidJhb
JHB61 contributions
Feb 2020
Obviously set up by a very interested and concerned group of experts. Feel somehow the displays are getting old and looking a bit tatty. The mining exhibition is good but mannequins are old and really look dead!
Written 28 February 2020
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Phil G
Leyland, UK114 contributions
Jan 2020
A quiet and peaceful museum to visit located just outside Dundee KZN. Spread over a 20 acres the museum has exhibits from the coal mining industry, original buildings, as well has artifacts from local families and businesses.

A comprehensive history of the area from the 1800's, through the Zulu and Boer wars is very well shown, as well as some of the transport used through the years and lots of original items in the various buildings.

The museum has a memorial to Mahatma Ghandi who spent some time in Dundee.

The Miners Rest restaurant is an ideal place to relax and have a bite to eat and a drink after, or during your visit.

Well worth a visit any day of the week.
Written 15 February 2020
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Jane R
53 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
We just had a couple of nights in Dundee as a stop off before going to Nambiti. We wanted to go to Bloed River but never made that! However we did go in this museum - the site of the first Boer War battle. It was SO well done with so much information. We only had 2 hours to spare but you could easily spend the whole day here. The entrance fee was a ridiculous £3.60 for 2 people , if it had need £10 each it would still have been cheap.
Written 28 January 2020
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