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Ladysmith Siege Museum

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Address: Murchison Street, Ladysmith 3370, South Africa
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+27 36 637 2992

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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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Hot Springs, Arkansas
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Hot Springs, Arkansas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

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 presented in a chronological manner giving a great overview of the Boer War. Overall, an... More 

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Finger Lakes, NY
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 like the town (sadly).

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 very much.

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Durban, South Africa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

is closed on weekends and public holidays . i see they dont cater for local weekend visitors which is a shame as it really is a nicew museum

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Cirencester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

This well maintained provincial museum gives a very accurate picture of this historically important Anglo/Boer War siege. Well worth a visit if you are interested in South African history.

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Rawsonville
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

Very interresting museum about the siege of Ladysmith during the Anglo Boer War. Very well set out and well kept

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Ladysmith, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Learn the History of Ladysmith. The war between the English and Boers. The naming of Ladysmith and how Ladysmith built up till today

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016

We arrived very close to closing time and were greeted by friendly staff, did a quick shoot around the museum, lots of reading and very interesting exhibits. A must see if you into History. Very informative.

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Mackay, Queensland, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016

Worth a visit if you have an interest in the Boer War. Many exhibits and much information. Dioramas and interactive displays help you to understand battles.

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Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2016

Our visit to this museum was recommended by a local guide. It was worth every cent - it really needs time as so much to see and read. Had not appreciated that Mahatma Ghandhi had participated in the events around Spion Kop either til we visited this museum !

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