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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
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
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.
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
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
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
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