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“Battlefields”
Review of Talana Museum

Talana Museum
Ranked #1 of 4 things to do in Dundee
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London UK
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Battlefields”
Reviewed January 24, 2012

Excellent local history museum - with extensive collection. May benefit from slightly mored detailed captions on dislays.

Visited January 2012
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Warwick,
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178 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“Interesting and peaceful”
Reviewed October 25, 2011

Lots of interest in spacious grounds - shops and museums including a rebuilt old station, and a late19th Century cottage. Also on the edge, a Zulu village. Good museum of glass, silver, mining etc, and attractive gardens.

Visited October 2011
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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80 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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“Interesting museum and fabulous restaurant”
Reviewed September 23, 2011

The musuem is vast and you need 3-4 hours to do it justice - I particularly liked the Boer War section. We were lucky enough to visit on a Sunday and the self service buffet - basically an old fashioned Sunday dinner - was fantastic!

Visited September 2011
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Muscat, Oman
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Very well laid out”
Reviewed September 7, 2011

We did not have a lot of time to do the museum justice, but from what we saw, which was the section on the battles was delightfully small compact and very well laid out.

Visited August 2011
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worcs,england
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265 reviews
70 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 263 helpful votes
“An interesting and well maintained Musuem”
Reviewed October 9, 2008

Talana is the site of the first battle of the 2nd Anglo-Boer war in Oct 1899 14000 Boers v 4000 British The Boers were repelled but the British subsequently retreated. There are graves and memorials remembering the battle.
Today Talana is better known for its very comprehensive and large museum. The area is famous for its mining so a major part of the main building is given to the history of mining though there are side galleries recording other aspects of the history of the area e.g glass ware . Other buildings ( about a dozen) are devoted to other interests e.g Talana railway station , a traditional store.
There is also an impressive bust of Gandhi who was , of course, an activist in the fight for better conditions for miners in the 1st half of the 20th century in South Africa.
We enjoyed the visit but it was disappointing that almost all the visitors were foreigners ,hardly any locals.

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