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Graaff Reinet - The Military History Museum

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Address: Graaff-Reinet 6280, South Africa
Phone Number: +27-49-892-3801
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Small but interesting

The museum deals mainly with district's involvement in the Anglo-Boer War and the two World Wars. The limited scope did not bother me, but I would have liked something on... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 8 April 2016
BertusJHB
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Johannesburg
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Johannesburg
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2016

The museum deals mainly with district's involvement in the Anglo-Boer War and the two World Wars. The limited scope did not bother me, but I would have liked something on earlier conflicts in the district.

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Thank BertusJHB
Chepstow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2016

Tucked away behind Urquhart House. I had to ask for a key to enter. A wealth of information on local involvement in conflicts of the 20th C.

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Thank colaradopam
Johannesburg, South Africa
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2016

Graaff Reinet has many museums and rightly so, it is an area of much importance in the country's history.The Anglo Boer War especially so, it set the pace for 20th Century with its many dramatic changes.The Museum does igt a disservice.

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Thank alpha69
Cape Town, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2015

The Anglo Boer War information was a little sketchy and assumes some prior knowledge. I was very impressed with the story of the midlands units that served in WWII.

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Thank Belinda R
Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2015

very interesting place with many stories to tell. enjoyed reading about what happened when and who with. the friends that I was with all have a military background and they found immensely interesting.

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Thank Tara V
Montreal, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2015

I agree with the other reviewer about a lack of information on Gideon Scheepers and exactly why he was executed. Little explanation. The uniforms were interesting along with the various artifacts used by the soldiers. Some displays were quite moving.

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Thank McGill_Tripper
Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2014

Come on!! You guys can do better than this! A great set of stories to be told - but none of them really explained. Not once is the story of Gideon Scheepers properly told although there are some great items around the story of his capture, trial and execution. We had to google it to understand his significance while walking... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2014 via mobile

Thoroughly loved museum displays write ups and information was clear and descriptive though lacking personnel to explain any questions along the way for missing items. Was slightly saddened all 3 museums opened public holidays and weekends except this one and the library - these I would suspect are days people usually in town. Missed last 3 rooms due to lunch... More 

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Sasolburg, South Africa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2014

It gives an interesting overview of military history in the town. The demise of the military units are sad.

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Thank Stephanus B
Mossel Bay, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2012

The Military History Museum is one of the 5 museums in Graaff-Reinet. If you plan to visit more than one museum it is better to buy all the tickets at the first museum for a discounted price (Entry for one museum is R15 and more than one is R10 each) The museum is between the Urquhart House Museum and Reinet... More 

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