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Talana Museum

| Talana Hill, Dundee, South Africa
+27 34 212 2654
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Superb Museum

One can spend a day here. It covers many aspects of South African history.. The exhibitions are set... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Graham H
Ragusa, Italy
An excellent history

To understand the economic and historical background to this area --there is no better time spent... read more

Reviewed 12 May 2017
yvonne b
cambridge UK
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3 weeks ago
“Superb Museum”
12 May 2017
“An excellent history”
| Talana Hill, Dundee, South Africa
+27 34 212 2654
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One can spend a day here. It covers many aspects of South African history.. The exhibitions are set out in separate buildings all situated on a leafy site.I particularly remember the exhibition on Ghandi and the section on the Boer War.

Thank Graham H
Reviewed 12 May 2017

To understand the economic and historical background to this area --there is no better time spent then visiting this museum.

Thank yvonne b
Reviewed 19 April 2017

This Museum, spread over about 20 areas / buildings, has the capability to be very good indeed but I found my visit frustrating. Each building is focused on a particular subject but there is no explanation as to what, why, how they link together –...More

Thank SeriousTraveller01
Reviewed 14 April 2017

Lots of information here, we had a tour with very experienced guide, who went through all of the local history - fascinating, beautiful location

Thank Jackie B
Reviewed 11 April 2017

So well maintained and so much to see - actually needed to allow for more time to fully experience this wonderful site.

Thank Gary R
Reviewed 3 April 2017

Starting with the coal museum, we learned much about both the industry and the conditions of work. Really fantastic. the glas museum and the beads were interesting. The part on Ghandi again most informative and the short description of the Zulu, Anglo and Boer wars...More

1  Thank rdrat
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Previously enthralled by a visit to Spion Kop, it was only natural to want to further one's knowledge of the 2nd Anglo / Boer war. The battle of Talana Hill was the first big confrontation, and not being to far from Spion Kop and Ladysmith,...More

1  Thank Rex W
Reviewed 12 March 2017

A very well laid out museum, or in reality a collection of museums. We visited on the way back from Rorke's Drift. Numerous exhibits - first and Second World War, Ghandi, steam engines - something for everyone. We visited with the expectation of a traditional...More

1  Thank GoldenOldie1954
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

We visited this as part of a battlefield tour but it has a great mixture of exhibits which meant we could have spent much longer there. There's the main museum which covers various aspects of the foundation of Dundee but much more besides. Other buildings...More

Thank Kay L
Reviewed 2 March 2017

We erred in only budgeting 2.5 hours for this museum--we could have easily spent half a day here. It covers a wide range of topics ranging from the local battlefields, WW 1, Boer war, Coal mining, Gandhi, trains & machinery. I saw a garden restaurant,...More

Thank John B
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