Free State Museums

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Transgariep Museum

Where? Philippolis
Situated on Voortrekkers Street in the town named after Dr J Philip, the Transgariep Museum in Philippolis showcases three themes; Dr J Philip and the London Missionary Association, the Griqua era of Adam Kok ...

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 ...

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 ...

Welkom Museum

Where? Welkom
At the Welkom Museum you’ll find the complete history of gold, something that South Africa is a well known producer of. Not only will you find out the history of gold but you’ll get insight into the history of ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Florisbad Quaternary Research Station

Where? Bloemfontein
The Quaternary Period refers to the most recent of the Cezonoic Era periods in the geological time scale. Florisbad is a spring mound that is home to a wealth of fossils, and it situated just 45 kilometres ...

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 ...

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 ...

Old President Museum

Where? Bloemfontein
The Old President Museum is a fascinating must see on President Brand Street in Bloemfontein, Free State. The building use to be the main residence for the last three presidents of the Orange Free State dating ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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