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Address: 36 Aliwal Street, Bloemfontein Box 266, 9300, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 51 447 9609
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Description: Excavated fossils are among the many fascinating items at this natural...
Excavated fossils are among the many fascinating items at this natural history museum.
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Excellent and time well spent.

We liked the whole experience the first floor was well laid out and the second was just fantastic. Remade a town which was just like walking back in town. A tremendous amount of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

We liked the whole experience the first floor was well laid out and the second was just fantastic. Remade a town which was just like walking back in town. A tremendous amount of animals and all well set out.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

I Really enjoy going here every time!! One sees the bigger picture of of our planet compared to others, the dinosaurs that walked the earth, the history of our country and all the amazing animals in South Africa are very realistically displayed! Entry fee is about R5... Really.... Just go and see it already!!

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south africa
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

The recreated historical street scenes brought local history to life & children would really enjoy the animal sections.

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Durban, South Africa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

I thoroughly enjoyed my visit. The Museum is clean & well looked after. There is something for everyone.

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Cancun
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Kids loved all the animal displays and the little historic town recreation. Also, recreations of cave drawings. Nice man at the front desk. We just missed a school group so it was very quiet. The gift shop has some nice toys and gifts for reasonable prices. Well worth a stop here. Easy to find, right in town.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

A must see to understand the African culture in South-Africa but also to understand the history of Bloemfontein itself. The new exhibit on the history of the townships is amazing. The approach is very modern without losing the authenticity of the shared stories and pain. This exhibit was co-funded by Belgian government and co-created by students and professors of a... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

If you thought you knew or understood the history of South Africa this will surprise you. This is a must see for visitors to South Africa and don't let people tell you there's nothing to see in Bloemfontein. It's a wonderful city and a great place to base yourself for wider trips into Free State.

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Pretoria, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

*Bloemfontein national museum* 36 Aliwal Street, Bloemfontein city, free state http://Www.namus.co.za Tel 051 447 9609 R5 PER ADULT AND R2 PER CHILD Amazing fossil exhibits! Actually most impressed with selection compared to other museums visited. Other exhibits in good condition; clear explanations and we'll displayed. A definite must see in city. 20140917 +David Young​ +Kyle Scott Young​ Times Mon to... More 

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Monterey, CA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

The National Museum was incredibly well done. Animals, ancient history, tribal displays, a reconstructed street, the list goes on and on. We had an amazing afternoon exploring the various wings. Our little one was engaged enough to be happy and after a dozen or so "museum" visits, the adults were totally engaged as well. The nominal fee and time to... More 

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Lichtenburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

I really enjoyed the time I spent at this museum. Certainly worth a visit. Staff extremely friendly.

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