War Museum of the Boer Republics
One of the most significant events in the history of South Africa was the Anglo-Boer War of 1899-1902. Although the protagonists were Britain and the two Boer Republics, the population of South Africa as a whole became embroiled in the war either directly or indirectly.
The War Museum in Bloemfontein does not only give the visitor insight into the Boer War through it`s unique art collection, dioramas and exhibits but also brings the visitor closer to understanding the background against which the war took place. The course and development of the war unfolds in front of the visitor as you progress through the museum. You are also afforded a glimpse into the life in the concentration and also prisoner-of-war camps.
The museum is mandated in terms of the Cultural Institutions Act, No 119 of 1998.
The main function of the War Museum is to collect, curate and display items relating to the Anglo-Boer War of 1899-1902. This includes research, publications and education as well as cooperation with other organisations, nationally and internationally, to develop this theme.