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Talana Museum

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Address: | Talana Hill, Dundee, South Africa
Phone Number: 034-2122654

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Excellent Museum

The displays were so well done. Really enjoyed the battlefield historical information. The coal mining part of the museum was also very well done.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 13, 2015
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Calgary
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

The displays were so well done. Really enjoyed the battlefield historical information. The coal mining part of the museum was also very well done.

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Leighton Buzzard
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33 reviews 33 reviews
5 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

The museum was recommended to us by our hostess, and we popped in for two hours, expecting to complete the tour in that time.The depth of information provided meant that we only scratch the surface, completing the tour of the Zulu wars exhibit only. We returned the following day, intending to do a half day, but ended up spending the... More 

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Guildford
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74 reviews 74 reviews
42 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

The museum has various exhibits covering the battles and industry in the area, however our time here was too limited for a good look around - it appeared to be a place worth a good visit

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
26 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

We greatly enjoyed our visit to this museum and we recommend the sections on mining,glassware, beadwork ( a pleasant surprise ) and clothing. We also enjoyed the section on Gandhi and also the area devoted to soldiers form the are who fought in the World Wars. The Miners Rest restaurant was very good !

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York
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115 reviews 115 reviews
17 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

They could do with a lot more explanatory information. However, good range of exhibits over a large site.

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Bury, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Gave us a really good insight into the history of the local area, how the town came about and industry within the area. Loved the way the museum was set it was like stepping back in time.

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At my Computer
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44 reviews 44 reviews
12 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Informative and covers lot of different history of the Local area. Laid out of a large area so allow at least two/three hours to take it all in. A small but basic café that's value for money.

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Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
3 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Covering a lot of different aspects of South Africa and it's history the museum is well worth a visit. Spaciously laid out in large grounds with very good labelling/explanation of exhibits. Food in the Miners restaurant a bit ordinary.

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Suffolk.England
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96 reviews 96 reviews
26 attraction reviews
153 helpful votes 153 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Great place to visit, so much to see on this site .Wasnt especially impressed with the restaurant, grumpy owner and food mediocre, think our coach tour arrived half an hour early and she wasn't amused!) Aside of that the site is fabulous, nice shop, museums are all very interesting.

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Hampshire
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34 reviews 34 reviews
4 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

I only had a couple of hours here and I could have spent all day. A fascinating and varied collection of artifacts and historical interpretation. The best-presented material on the Anglo-Zulu and Anglo-Boer wars that I saw during my 2 weeks in South Africa. Superb.

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