Free State Museums

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Freshford House Museum

Where? Bloemfontein
Freshford House Museum is one of the few houses of the upper middle class of the Edwardian Period that still exists in Bloemfontein. The house was designed and built by the architect John Edwin Harrison for ...

Visit the Choet Visser Rugby Museum

Where? Bloemfontein
The privately owned Choet Visser Rugby Museum was first opened in 1974 and by 1976, 5000 people had been through the doors. The museum is the biggest private museum of its kind in the world, and houses ...

First Raadsaal Museum

Where? Bloemfontein
Dating back to 1849, the First Raadsaal is the oldest building left standing in Bloemfontein. It is an extension of the National Museum and functions to tell the fascinating story of the Free State and its ...

Jagersfontein Big Hole Open Mine

Where? Jagersfontein
Few places on this earth can show off their lack of land; even fewer places in this world accept the label 'hole' without a fist fight in the local pub that results in the entire village population (typically ...

Bethlehem Museum

Where? Bethlehem
The Bethlehem Museum is one of Cultural History and is housed in the old Nazareth Mission Church on Muller Street. The church was originally built in 1906 so is architecturally and aesthetically pleasing. The ...

The Wagon Museum

Where? Bloemfontein
Bloemfontein is the proud home of the Wagon Museum which is situated at the same address as the First Raadsaal Museum in St George Street. The Wagon Museum showcases a delightful collection of the original ...

Pellissier House Museum

Where? Bethulie
The Pellissier Museum (built in 1843), originally the home of reverend J,P Pellisier, a French missionary, now depicts the history of events and happenings in the surround area. Situated in Bethulie in the ...

Oliewenhuis Art Museum

Where? Bloemfontein
Oliewenhuis Art Museum is still a relatively young museum even by South African standards. Being only 13 years old, the Museum has shown a steady and interesting growth in its collection. The permanent ...

National Afrikaans Literary Museum and Research Centre

Where? Bloemfontein
The National Afrikaans Literary Museum and Research centre was established in 1973 and is based in Bloemfontein. Here you are able to browse through a variety of Afrikaans literature and related arts written ...

Adam Kok House

Where? Philippolis
Philippolis is a small, quiet town that is secluded in the landscapes of the Free State Province. This area was inhabited by a group of people that hailed from the mixed relationships of the European sailors ...

Anglo Boer War Museum and Battlefields

Where? Bloemfontein
There is no need to drive to KwaZulu Natal if you are in Bloemfontein and are interested in the Anglo Boer war. There are plenty of battlefield sites around the Bloemfontein area and good place to start is the ...

Armour Museum

Where? Bloemfontein
The Armour Museum is a military enthusiast and children’s idea of heaven. This is because most of it takes the form of an outside display of armoured fighting vehicles. Even when the museum proper, housed in a ...

Vegkop Battlefield Monument & Museum

Where? Heilbron
The farmlands of the Northern Free State may be serene and scenic in our modern times, but these once soaked up the blood of hundreds of warriors who were vying for the land, its resources and ruling power ...

Rock Art @ the National Museum

Where? Bloemfontein
The Rock Art Department at the National Museum Bloemfontein is a fascinating visual feast. Rock art is imagery that has either been engraved into, painted on or sculpted out of the surface of a rock. This art ...

The African Carousel at Oliewenhuis

Where? Bloemfontein
The Oliewenhuis Museum’s Colourful Carousel sprung from the desire to have a public sculpture that involved a number of different artists working with unusual materials. This initiative involved artists from ...

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