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Talana Museum

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

The main building was extremely interesting with displays and information on glassware and the coal industry. The museum is set over a large geographical area and we also enjoyed... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
Brent J
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48 reviews 48 reviews
34 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

The main building was extremely interesting with displays and information on glassware and the coal industry. The museum is set over a large geographical area and we also enjoyed the war rooms

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Pretoria, South Africa
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

If you like history then this is a must to visit, situated on the battlefield of Talana just outside the town of Dundee, there is something for almost everyone, although the main theme is around the excellent interpretation centre of the Anglo Zulu wars and Anglo Boer battlefields there are many displays with artefact’s depicting the town’s history, give yourself... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Well worth a visit if interested in history. I love the fact that modern day glass work is included in displays. Meals at the Old Millers house restaurant on site is like "huiskos" enjoyed the freshly baked pies

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Centurion, South Africa
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320 reviews 320 reviews
133 attraction reviews
559 helpful votes 559 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

My husband and I had the absolute pleasure of visiting the Talana Museum on 3 April after a visit to the Blood River Heritage Site. Talana translate in Zulu to "the shelf where precious belongings are kept safe". This is indeed the case. Talana is a very unique museum since it is the only museum in South Africa that is... More 

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Arklow, Ireland
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60 reviews 60 reviews
13 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Ideal place to go with children. Very informative and interesting. The whole battlefields experience somehow just comes to life - feel as if you are in a time warp. The Coal Mine was an absolute hit with my children. We have been visiting this museum every year since the 1990's. The restaurant provides great value lunches.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Real artifacts that take you on a journey and bring the history to life. Many different areas and aspects to explore, be sure to give yourself enough time.

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Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

interesting exibit on coal mining and brings the Battlefields stories to life. Best seen after the Battlefields tour.

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Calgary
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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37 reviews 37 reviews
9 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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
41 helpful votes 41 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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