LIST OF CULTURAL HISTORICAL MUSEUMS WHICH EITHER HAVE THE ANGLO-BOER WAR AS THEIR MAIN THEME, OR, WHICH HAVE MANY ARTIFACTS, MEMORABILIA, RESEARCH MATERIAL OR READING MATERIAL REGARDING THE ANGLO-BOER WAR, ANGLO-ZULU WAR OR SA BATTLEFIELDS AND/OR THE CULTURAL-HISTORICAL PARTICULARS OF THESE EVENTS .

 

The list is by no means complete. Other museums which display material of cultural historical value pertaining tot the Anglo-Boer War or any other war or battlefield prior to 1900, are welcome to send their particulars to LOROSHAB for publishing.

 

The purpose of this list is to bring the would-be tourist or amateur-historian into DIRECT contact with the museum which houses his topic of interest and to focus on the cultural historical heritage of South Africa. For this reason, where applicable, the various museums electronic hardware, software and where available e-mail addresses are supplied. Many of the below mentioned museums have unique and valuable books and hitherto unpublished material to their disposal. The below mentioned museums are just to happy to furnish information about this on enquiry and to undertake research work on behalf of a client.

 

 

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CORRECT NAME AND STREET ADDRESS OF INSTITUTION: Kruger Museum,

60 Church Street, Pretoria

POST ADDRESS: P.O. BOX 28088, SUNNYSIDE, 0132

TEL: (012)326 9172

FAX:(012)341 6146

CURATOR: Mrs M.W. Liebenberg

OPENING HOURS: 8:30 - 16:00 Mon-Fri ; 9:-16:00 Sat/Sun

ENTRANCE FEE: R5.00 per adult; R3.00 per child

DO THEY HAVE A COMPUTERISED DATABASE? At the headoffice at Sunnyside.

SOFTWARE PACKAGES USED: WP5.1

FACILITIES AVAILABLE AT SITE:

PARKING FOR CARS: Street only

PARKING FOR BUSSES: Street only

MUSEUM SHOP: Yes

FACILITIES FOR DISABLED: No

TEA GARDEN: No

ABLUTION FACILITIES: Yes

REFERENCE LIBRARY: Yes

LIST OF DETAILS PERTAINING TO THE ANGLO BOER WAR UNDER THE FOLLOWING HEADINGS:

 

DISPLAYS IN THE MUSEUM: West Hall- Tributes. East hall: furniture objects used by Pres Kruger in Switzerland during last months of his life.

SPECIAL OBJECTS IN COLLECTION: The Bratina (Russia); Austrian tribute; German, French, American tributes etc.

BOOKS AND ARCHIVAL MATERIAL IN COLLECTION: long list in library headoffice

BOOKS ON SALE IN SHOP: Condensed History: Kruger House and Paul Kruger; The Presidents last message; Kruger statue; Louis Botha Statue.

PLACES OF INTEREST IN THE VICINITY OF THE MUSEUM: Heroes cemetry - Church street; Church Square (Raadsaal, Law Chambers; Genereal Post Office arcitecture etc)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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CORRECT NAME AND STREET ADDRESS OF INSTITUTION: Ons Erfenis Museum

POSTAL ADDRESS: 29 Queenstraat, Adelaide, 5760

TEL: (046)684 0290

CURATOR: Piet Badenhorst or Lovena Engelbrecht

OPENING HOURS: 8:-13:00 14:-17:00

ENTRANCE FEE: R2,00 per person

 

FACILITIES AVAILABLE AT SITE

PARKING FOR CARS: Yes

PARKING FOR BUSSES: Yes

MUSEUM SHOP: Yes

FACILITIES FOR DISABLED: No

TEA GARDEN: No

ABLUTION FACILITIES: Yes

REFERENCE LIBRARY: No

 

LIST OF DETAILS PERTAINING TO THE ANGLO BOER WAR UNDER THE FOLLOWING HEADINGS:

 

DISPLAYS IN THE MUSEUM: House Museum Biggest Wedgewood Collection in RSA.

SPECIAL OBJECTS IN COLLECTION: N/A

BOOKS AND ARCHIVAL MATERIAL IN COLLECTION: N/A

BOOKS ON SALE IN SHOP: Yes

CURRENT RESEARCH DONE BY MUSEUM STAFF: N/A

PLACES OF INTEREST IN THE VICINITY OF THE MUSEUM: Hogsback and Post Retief

ANY ACTIVITIES THAT HAS BEEN ARRANGED IN THE VICINITY OF THE MUSEUM: N/A

IF SO, DATE (S) THAT IT IS TO TAKE PLACE: n/a

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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CORRECT NAME AND STREET ADDRESS OF INSTITUTION: The Dynamite Company Museum

POSTAL ADDRESS: Mainstraat 2, Modderfontein, 1645

TEL: 27-011-606-3206

FAX: 27-011-606-3120

CURATOR: S. Kotze

OPENING HOURS: Monday 10:00 - 14:00; Wednesday 14:00 - 16:30; Friday 10:00 - 14:00

ENTRANCE FEE: Free

DO THEY HAVE A COMPUTERISED DATABASE? Yes

SOFTWARE PACKAGES USED: WP5.1, Ice Magic

FACILITIES AVAILABLE AT SITE:

PARKING FOR CARS: Yes

PARKING FOR BUSSES: Yes

MUSEUM SHOP: No

FACILITIES FOR DISABLED: No

TEA GARDEN: Yes

ABLUTION FACILITIES: Yes

REFERENCE LIBRARY: Archives

LIST OF DETAILS PERTAINING TO THE ANGLO BOER WAR UNDER THE FOLLOWING HEADINGS:

 

DISPLAYS IN THE MUSEUM: Photos, Crenella forma post at MDF field cornet Duvenhagis Binoculars

SPECIAL OBJECTS IN COLLECTION: Bullet Moulding pliers and a Mauser Bullets

BOOKS AND ARCHIVAL MATERIAL IN COLLECTION: Documentation, Minutes, Board Meeting Minutes, Deeds, Tax Records, Correspondence, Records of Administration, Ownership AECI

BOOKS ON SALE IN SHOP: Nil

CURRENT RESEARCH DONE BY MUSEUM STAFF: Century date of Modderfontein. (Paul Kruger official visit to Modderfontein).

PLACES OF INTEREST IN THE VICINITY OF THE MUSEUM: Modderfontein

ANY ACTIVITIES THAT HAS BEEN ARRANGED IN THE VICINITY OF THE MUSEUM: Bird Watching and Historical trail.

IF SO, DATE (S) THAT IT IS TO TAKE PLACE: Please contact Pat Wark at (011)608-3711

 

 

 

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CORRECT NAME AND STREET ADDRESS OF INSTITUTION:

Smuts House Museum, General Smuts Foundation, Jan Smuts Avenue, Irene

POSTAL ADDRESS: P.O. Box 36, Irene, 1675

TEL: 27-012-667-1176

FAX: 27-012-667-1213

CURATOR: Mrs P. Grimbeek and Mrs E. Baumgartner

OPENING HOURS: Monday to Fridays

ENTRANCE FEE: Guided tour R1,00 extra per person. Adults R30,00, Children and Senior Citizens R2,00

 

DO THEY HAVE A COMPUTERISED DATABASE? No

SOFTWARE PACKAGES USED: N/A

 

FACILITIES AVAILABLE AT SITE:

PARKING FOR CARS: Yes

PARKING FOR BUSSES: Yes

MUSEUM SHOP: Yes

FACILITIES FOR DISABLED: Yes

TEA GARDEN: Yes

ABLUTION FACILITIES: Yes

REFERENCE LIBRARY: Yes

 

LIST OF DETAILS PERTAINING TO THE ANGLO BOER WAR UNDER THE FOLLOWING HEADINGS:

 

DISPLAYS IN THE MUSEUM: A small display of personal items of the Smuts family of the period, and photographs.

SPECIAL OBJECTS IN COLLECTION: Boer Prisoner-of-war hand made artefacts given to Mrs Smuts.

BOOKS AND ARCHIVAL MATERIAL IN COLLECTION: Letter from Emily Hobhouse to Jan Smuts. Liniature spinning wheel given to Smuts by Emily Hobhouse. The Burden of Engela by AM Buckton - book - (epic poem of the Anglo-Boer War in English verse from the point of view of a Boer woman).

BOOKS ON SALE IN SHOP: Jan Smuts Memoirs of the Boer War. The Siege of O'okiep by Peter Burke.

CURRENT RESEARCH DONE BY MUSEUM STAFF: None

PLACES OF INTEREST IN THE VICINITY OF THE MUSEUM: Irene Concentration Camp Cemetry.

ANY ACTIVITIES THAT HAS BEEN ARRANGED IN THE VICINITY OF THE MUSEUM: Not yet for the centenary but a Village Arts and Craft Market is held regularly in the gounds.

IF SO, DATE (S) THAT IT IS TO TAKE PLACE: Second and last Saturday morning of every month.

 

 

 

 

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CORRECT NAME AND STREET ADDRESS OF INSTITUTION: Talana Museum

POSTAL ADDRESS: Private Bag 2024, Dundee, 3000

TEL: 27-0341-22654

FAX: 27-0341-22376

CURATOR: Pam McFadden

OPENING HOURS: Weekdays 8:00 - 16:00; Saturday 10:00 - 16:00; Sunday 12:00 - 16:00

ENTRANCE FEE: R3,00 adult and R1,00 scholar

DO THEY HAVE A COMPUTERISED DATABASE? Yes

SOFTWARE PACKAGES USED: "Q&A 4"

 

FACILITIES AVAILABLE AT SITE:

PARKING FOR CARS: Yes

PARKING FOR BUSSES: Yes

MUSEUM SHOP: Yes

FACILITIES FOR DISABLED: Yes

TEA GARDEN: Yes

ABLUTION FACILITIES: Yes

REFERENCE LIBRARY: Yes

 

LIST OF DETAILS PERTAINING TO THE ANGLO BOER WAR UNDER THE FOLLOWING HEADINGS:

 

DISPLAYS IN THE MUSEUM: Anglo Boer War Display relating to NE Natal - Particularly Talana, Elandslaagte, Helpmekaar, Indian strecher bearers, communication, blockhouses, nursing, Pow's, foreign involvement

 

SPECIAL OBJECTS IN COLLECTION: Many

BOOKS AND ARCHIVAL MATERIAL IN COLLECTION: Thousands - Many unpublished diaries - Thousands documents.

BOOKS ON SALE IN SHOP: Yes

CURRENT RESEARCH DONE BY MUSEUM STAFF: Black involvement, foreingn involvement, making of battlefield and self guided trail.

PLACES OF INTEREST IN THE VICINITY OF THE MUSEUM: Talana Battlefield, Elandslaagte, Van Tonders Pass, Helpmekaar.

ANY ACTIVITIES THAT HAS BEEN ARRANGED IN THE VICINITY OF THE MUSEUM: Yes re-enactment of Battles, talks, guided-tours, slide shows and videos.

IF SO, DATE (S) THAT IT IS TO TAKE PLACE: At moment some regularly others planned for 1999/2000.

 

 

 

 

 

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CORRECT NAME AND STREET ADDRESS OF INSTITUTION: Mev Hendrina Ysel

Arend Dieperink Museum, Stadsraad Potgietersrus

POSTAL ADDRESS: Posbus 34, Potgietersrust, Voortrekkerweg 125, Potgiersrus

TEL: 27-0154-2244

FAX: 27-0154-2244 x 2221

CURATOR: Mev Hendrina Ysel en Mev Tienie Venter

OPENING HOURS: 08:00 - 16:00

ENTRANCE FEE: R1,00 per persoon

DO THEY HAVE A COMPUTERISED DATABASE? Yes

SOFTWARE PACKAGES USED: WP5.1, D Base, Rapid File

 

FACILITIES AVAILABLE AT SITE:

PARKING FOR CARS: Yes

PARKING FOR BUSSES: Yes

MUSEUM SHOP: Yes

FACILITIES FOR DISABLED: No

TEA GARDEN: Yes

ABLUTION FACILITIES: Yes

REFERENCE LIBRARY: Yes

 

LIST OF DETAILS PERTAINING TO THE ANGLO BOER WAR UNDER THE FOLLOWING HEADINGS:

 

DISPLAYS IN THE MUSEUM: Boer Pow, Concentrationcamps, Boers on Commando amd British army guards.

SPECIAL OBJECTS IN COLLECTION: a small amount

BOOKS AND ARCHIVAL MATERIAL IN COLLECTION: Small collection, many unpublished

BOOKS ON SALE IN SHOP: Yes - Waterberg Kommando R30,00

CURRENT RESEARCH DONE BY MUSEUM STAFF: Cultural art of the environment and the role of commanders in the battles which took place in this area.

PLACES OF INTEREST IN THE VICINITY OF THE MUSEUM: Yes, graves at the battlesites of Baviaanskloof en Ysterberg.

ANY ACTIVITIES THAT HAS BEEN ARRANGED IN THE VICINITY OF THE MUSEUM: Nee

IF SO, DATE (S) THAT IT IS TO TAKE PLACE:

 

 

 

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CORRECT NAME AND STREET ADDRESS OF INSTITUTION: SA National Museum of Military History

POSTAL ADDRESS: P.O. Box 52090, Saxonwold, 2132, Johannesburg

TEL: 27-011-646-5513

FAX: 27-011-646-5256

CURATOR: Mr J.L. Keene

OPENING HOURS: 9:00 - 16:30

ENTRANCE FEE: R5, R3, R2

DO THEY HAVE A COMPUTERISED DATABASE? Yes

SOFTWARE PACKAGES USED: D Base

 

FACILITIES AVAILABLE AT SITE:

PARKING FOR CARS: Yes

PARKING FOR BUSSES: Yes

MUSEUM SHOP: Yes

FACILITIES FOR DISABLED: Yes

TEA GARDEN: Yes

ABLUTION FACILITIES: Yes

REFERENCE LIBRARY: Yes

 

LIST OF DETAILS PERTAINING TO THE ANGLO BOER WAR UNDER THE FOLLOWING HEADINGS:

 

DISPLAYS IN THE MUSEUM: Photos, arms, uniforms, insignia, flags, ordinance and a wide collection of WW1 and WW11 material

SPECIAL OBJECTS IN COLLECTION: Many, many ,many.

BOOKS AND ARCHIVAL MATERIAL IN COLLECTION: No

BOOKS ON SALE IN SHOP: Yes, numerous books

 

CURRENT RESEARCH DONE BY MUSEUM STAFF: Ongoing WW1 and WWII

 

PLACES OF INTEREST IN THE VICINITY OF THE MUSEUM:

 

ANY ACTIVITIES THAT HAS BEEN ARRANGED IN THE VICINITY OF THE MUSEUM: Johannesburg, and the nearby Zoo.

 

IF SO, DATE (S) THAT IT IS TO TAKE PLACE:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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CORRECT NAME AND STREET ADDRESS OF INSTITUTION: , Sandveld Museum, Kerkstraat, Lambertsbay, 8130

POSTAL ADDRESS: P.O. Box 245, Lambertsbay, 8130

TEL: 27-(027)432-1000

FAX: 27-(027)432-2335

CURATOR: Mrs M. Hanekom

OPENING HOURS: 09-12:00/ 14-16:00 Sat/Public Holidays} 10-11:00

ENTRANCE FEE: R2,00 children younger than 12 years - R1,00

DO THEY HAVE A COMPUTERISED DATABASE? No

SOFTWARE PACKAGES USED:

 

FACILITIES AVAILABLE AT SITE:

PARKING FOR CARS: Yes

PARKING FOR BUSSES: Yes

MUSEUM SHOP: No

FACILITIES FOR DISABLED: Yes

TEA GARDEN: No

ABLUTION FACILITIES: Yes

REFERENCE LIBRARY: No

 

LIST OF DETAILS PERTAINING TO THE ANGLO BOER WAR UNDER THE FOLLOWING HEADINGS:

 

DISPLAYS IN THE MUSEUM: HMS Sybille, 2nd Class cruiser 3400 ton. Built Newcastle 1890.

SPECIAL OBJECTS IN COLLECTION: Wine cask used on sybille, telescope, port hole, navigation instrument, canon bullets and -shells.

BOOKS AND ARCHIVAL MATERIAL IN COLLECTION: Story on how the ship was foundered on file for own reading.

BOOKS ON SALE IN SHOP: None

CURRENT RESEARCH DONE BY MUSEUM STAFF: None

PLACES OF INTEREST IN THE VICINITY OF THE MUSEUM: Old cemetry - Two graves of the English that died in the war.

 

ANY ACTIVITIES THAT HAS BEEN ARRANGED IN THE VICINITY OF THE MUSEUM: None

IF SO, DATE (S) THAT IT IS TO TAKE PLACE:

 

 

 

 

 

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CORRECT NAME AND STREET ADDRESS OF INSTITUTION: Sammy Marks Museum, Zwartkoppies, Old Bronkhorstspruit Road, Outside Silverton, Pretoria.

POSTAL ADDRESS: P.O. Box 28088, Sunnyside, 0132

TEL: 27-(012)803-6158

FAX: 27-(012)803-5639

CURATOR: Mrs N. Watkis

OPENING HOURS: Guided tours from 10-16:00; Closed on Mondays (except on public holidays), Good Friday and Christmas.

ENTRANCE FEE: R7,00 adults, R5,00 high school, R3,00 primary school

DO THEY HAVE A COMPUTERISED DATABASE? No

SOFTWARE PACKAGES USED:

 

FACILITIES AVAILABLE AT SITE:

PARKING FOR CARS: Yes

PARKING FOR BUSSES: Yes (limited)

MUSEUM SHOP: Yes

FACILITIES FOR DISABLED: No

TEA GARDEN: Yes and Restaurant

ABLUTION FACILITIES: Yes

REFERENCE LIBRARY: No

LIST OF DETAILS PERTAINING TO THE ANGLO BOER WAR UNDER THE FOLLOWING HEADINGS:

DISPLAYS IN THE MUSEUM: Display on Sammy Marks and the Anglo-Boer War.

SPECIAL OBJECTS IN COLLECTION: Photographs, metal objects.

BOOKS AND ARCHIVAL MATERIAL IN COLLECTION: Collection of books in the study/library

BOOKS ON SALE IN SHOP: None

CURRENT RESEARCH DONE BY MUSEUM STAFF: Sammy Marks and the Anglo-Boer War

PLACES OF INTEREST IN THE VICINITY OF THE MUSEUM: Donkerhoek, Battle of Diamond Hill.

ANY ACTIVITIES THAT HAS BEEN ARRANGED IN THE VICINITY OF THE MUSEUM:

IF SO, DATE (S) THAT IT IS TO TAKE PLACE:

 

 

 

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CORRECT NAME AND STREET ADDRESS OF INSTITUTION: Die Afrikaner Volkswag - Spansaam, Posbus 7748, Pretoria, 0001

POSTAL ADDRESS: Posbus 27, Orania, 8752

TEL: (012)341-3992/(053)685 0057

FAX: (012)804-1144/(053)685 0057

CELL: 082 777 3070

CURATOR: Mnr Fanie Jordaan, (Orania) & Mev A. Boshoff (Pretoria)

FACILITIES AVAILABLE AT SITE:

PARKING FOR CARS: Yes

PARKING FOR BUSSES: Yes

MUSEUM SHOP: Yes and restaurant

FACILITIES FOR DISABLED: Yes

TEA GARDEN: Yes

ABLUTION FACILITIES: Yes

REFERENCE LIBRARY: Yes

 

LIST OF DETAILS PERTAINING TO THE ANGLO BOER WAR UNDER THE FOLLOWING HEADINGS:

DISPLAYS IN THE MUSEUM: 1700 - 1903 Comprehensive Rifle collection of FV Lategan.

SPECIAL OBJECTS IN COLLECTION: Anglo- Boere War rifles and boer musketry.

BOOKS AND ARCHIVAL MATERIAL IN COLLECTION: All books about the Boer Wars which can be gotten.

BOOKS ON SALE IN SHOP: Few

CURRENT RESEARCH DONE BY MUSEUM STAFF: Rifles

PLACES OF INTEREST IN THE VICINITY OF THE MUSEUM: Orania

ANY ACTIVITIES THAT HAS BEEN ARRANGED IN THE VICINITY OF THE MUSEUM: Yearly three visitis to the camp cemetry at Oranjerivier station - the only unspoilt camp cemetry according to prof A.W.G. Raath, deputy chairman of Bloemfontein War

IF SO, DATE (S) THAT IT IS TO TAKE PLACE: 27 Feb, 31 Mei, 10 Okt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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CORRECT NAME AND STREET ADDRESS OF INSTITUTION: Art Museum and Fort Klapperkop, Museums Division, City Council of Pretoria

POSTAL ADDRESS: P.O. Box 40925, Arcadia, 0007

TEL: (012)344-1807/8 Contact Person: dr. Lidia de Waal another Professional Officer to be appointed soon)

FAX: (012)344-1809

 

NAMES OF INSTITUTION: Fort Klapperkop

OPENING HOURS: 8:00 - 16:00

ENTRANCE FEE: R2,00 per adult; R1,00 groups and scholars in uniform

 

FACILITIES AVAILABLE AT SITE:

 

PARKING FOR CARS: Yes

PARKING FOR BUSSES: Yes

MUSEUM SHOP: No

FACILITIES FOR DISABLED: No

TEA GARDEN: No but Restaurant Jul 97

ABLUTION FACILITIES: Yes

REFERENCE LIBRARY: No

 

LIST OF DETAILS PERTAINING TO THE ANGLO BOER WAR UNDER THE FOLLOWING HEADINGS:

 

DISPLAYS IN THE MUSEUM: Proposed Military Hospital in 1899-1902; same goes for kitchen' and photographs from period.

CURRENT RESEARCH DONE BY MUSEUM STAFF: The role of Boer, Brit and Black in Pretoria during the South African War; Fort Klapperkop's role in the SA War.

PLACES OF INTEREST IN THE VICINITY OF THE MUSEUM: The whole Fort terrain; Soldier's Commemorative Monument; Geological model of Pretoria (Jul 97) the Voortrekker monument

ANY ACTIVITIES THAT HAS BEEN ARRANGED IN THE VICINITY OF THE MUSEUM: Proposed: Ceremonies at the Soldiers Monument.

 

IF SO, DATE (S) THAT IT IS TO TAKE PLACE: As from Jul 97

 

 

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CORRECT NAME AND STREET ADDRESS OF INSTITUTION: Fort Durnford Museum

POSTAL ADDRESS: P.O. Box 15, Estcourt 3310

TEL: (0363)23000 X253

CURATOR: G.E. Goodey

OPENING HOURS: 9-12:00 & 13-16:00

ENTRANCE FEE: Free

FACILITIES AVAILABLE AT SITE:

PARKING FOR CARS: Yes

PARKING FOR BUSSES: Yes

MUSEUM SHOP: Yes

FACILITIES FOR DISABLED: No

TEA GARDEN: No

ABLUTION FACILITIES: Yes

REFERENCE LIBRARY: No

 

LIST OF DETAILS PERTAINING TO THE ANGLO BOER WAR UNDER THE FOLLOWING HEADINGS:

 

DISPLAYS IN THE MUSEUM: Stone age - iron age - Hllibi Palaeontology - Natal carbineers - Boer Brit 1939-45 war.

SPECIAL OBJECTS IN COLLECTION: Wildbird egg collection and early blacksmith shop

BOOKS AND ARCHIVAL MATERIAL IN COLLECTION: Model of Giants Castle, Battle of Bushman's River Pass in which Col Durnford participated five killed.

BOOKS ON SALE IN SHOP: Battlefield pamphlets about the Anglo Boer War.

 

CURRENT RESEARCH DONE BY MUSEUM STAFF: None

 

PLACES OF INTEREST IN THE VICINITY OF THE MUSEUM: Rensberg Koppie, Zaai Lager, Train derailed Winston Churchill's capture site.

ANY ACTIVITIES THAT HAS BEEN ARRANGED IN THE VICINITY OF THE MUSEUM: No

IF SO, DATE (S) THAT IT IS TO TAKE PLACE: No

 

 

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CORRECT NAME AND STREET ADDRESS OF INSTITUTION: Graeme Smythe, Porke's Drift Museum, No street address

POSTAL ADDRESS: P.O. Porke's Drift, Ken, 3016

TEL: (03425)687

OPENING HOURS: 8:00-17:00 Everyday excl Christmas day

ENTRANCE FEE: R3,00 adults, 50c children

DO THEY HAVE A COMPUTERISED DATABASE? Yes

SOFTWARE PACKAGES USED: WP5.1.

 

FACILITIES AVAILABLE AT SITE:

PARKING FOR CARS: Yes

PARKING FOR BUSSES: Yes

MUSEUM SHOP: Yes

FACILITIES FOR DISABLED: No

TEA GARDEN: No

ABLUTION FACILITIES: Yes

REFERENCE LIBRARY: No

 

LIST OF DETAILS PERTAINING TO THE ANGLO BOER WAR UNDER THE FOLLOWING HEADINGS:

 

PLACES OF INTEREST IN THE VICINITY OF THE MUSEUM: Boer entrenchments on the Biggarsberg Excellent diorama of the Battle of Rorkes drift.

 

 

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CORRECT NAME AND STREET ADDRESS OF INSTITUTION: R.E. Stevenson Museum, Colenso/Nkanyezi TLC, 36 Sir George Street, Colenso 3360

POSTAL ADDRESS: P.O. Box 22, Colenso, 3360

TEL: (03622)2111 Contact Person: Mrs J. Waller

FAX: (03622)2227

CURATOR: No full time curator

OPENING HOURS: 8:00 - 16:30

ENTRANCE FEE: Free

 

LIST OF DETAILS PERTAINING TO THE ANGLO BOER WAR UNDER THE FOLLOWING HEADINGS:

DISPLAYS IN THE MUSEUM: Model of the Battle of Colenso

PLACES OF INTEREST IN THE VICINITY OF THE MUSEUM: Gun sites, British Wagon trail

 

 

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CORRECT NAME AND STREET ADDRESS OF INSTITUTION: Willem Prinsloo Argricultural Museum

POSTAL ADDRESS: P.O. Box 28088, Sunnyside, 0132

TEL & FAX: (01213)44171/2/3

CURATOR: Etta Judson

OPENING HOURS: 8:00 - 16:00

ENTRANCE FEE: R6,00 (adults) R3,50 (children)

 

FACILITIES AVAILABLE AT SITE:

PARKING FOR CARS: Yes

PARKING FOR BUSSES: Yes

MUSEUM SHOP: Yes and restaurant

FACILITIES FOR DISABLED: Yes

TEA GARDEN: Yes

ABLUTION FACILITIES: Yes

REFERENCE LIBRARY: No

 

LIST OF DETAILS PERTAINING TO THE ANGLO BOER WAR UNDER THE FOLLOWING HEADINGS:

 

PLACES OF INTEREST IN THE VICINITY OF THE MUSEUM: Donkerhoek Cemetry - Battle of Diamond Hill

 

 

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CORRECT NAME AND STREET ADDRESS OF INSTITUTION: Potchefstroom Museum, c/o Gouws and Lombardstreets, Potchefstroom, 2520

POSTAL ADDRESS: P.O. Box 113? 43, Potchefstroom, 2520

TEL: (0148)2995021

FAX: (0148)2948203

CURATOR: Mrs Elmarie Weyers

OPENING HOURS: Fri 9:00-16:30; Mon-Thur 9:00-19:00; Sat 9:00-13:00; Sun 14:30-17:00

ENTRANCE FEE: Free

FACILITIES AVAILABLE AT SITE:

PARKING FOR CARS: Yes

PARKING FOR BUSSES: Yes

MUSEUM SHOP: Yes

FACILITIES FOR DISABLED: Yes

TEA GARDEN: No

ABLUTION FACILITIES: Yes

REFERENCE LIBRARY: Yes

 

LIST OF DETAILS PERTAINING TO THE ANGLO BOER WAR UNDER THE FOLLOWING HEADINGS:

DISPLAYS IN THE MUSEUM: None

SPECIAL OBJECTS IN COLLECTION: POW Objects

BOOKS AND ARCHIVAL MATERIAL IN COLLECTION: :Diaries, correspondence and other documents, usual reference books

PLACES OF INTEREST IN THE VICINITY OF THE MUSEUM: Frederickstad

 

 

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CORRECT NAME AND STREET ADDRESS OF INSTITUTION: Himeville Museum

POSTAL ADDRESS: P.O. Box 207, Himeville, 3256

TEL: (033) 702 1184 Contact Person: Norma Riley

FAX: (033) 702 1060

OPENING HOURS: Wed, Fri-Sun 10:00 - 12:00

ENTRANCE FEE: None - Donations

 

FACILITIES AVAILABLE AT SITE:

PARKING FOR CARS: Yes

PARKING FOR BUSSES: Yes

MUSEUM SHOP: Yes

FACILITIES FOR DISABLED: No

TEA GARDEN: No

ABLUTION FACILITIES: Yes

REFERENCE LIBRARY: No

 

LIST OF DETAILS PERTAINING TO THE ANGLO BOER WAR UNDER THE FOLLOWING HEADINGS:

 

DISPLAYS IN THE MUSEUM: We have a small display on the Anglo Boer War i.e. shellcases, photos, medals, callup papers, menus, swords.

 

CURRENT RESEARCH DONE BY MUSEUM STAFF: Personal memoirs of farmers called to Ladysmith

 

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CORRECT NAME AND STREET ADDRESS OF INSTITUTION: Elsabe du Toit, Melrose House, 275 Jacob Mare Street, Pretoria, 0002

TEL: (012)322 0420 Contact Person: Elsabe du Toit

FAX: (012)320 2742

OPENING HOURS: Closed Mon and Public Holidays; Tue-Sun 10-17:00

ENTRANCE FEE: R12,00 per person

DO THEY HAVE A COMPUTERISED DATABASE? In progress

SOFTWARE PACKAGES USED: WP5.1

 

FACILITIES AVAILABLE AT SITE:

PARKING FOR CARS: Yes

PARKING FOR BUSSES: Yes

MUSEUM SHOP: Yes

FACILITIES FOR DISABLED: No

TEA GARDEN: Yes

ABLUTION FACILITIES: Yes

REFERENCE LIBRARY: Yes

 

LIST OF DETAILS PERTAINING TO THE ANGLO BOER WAR UNDER THE FOLLOWING HEADINGS:

 

DISPLAYS IN THE MUSEUM: Permanent, photographic exhibition on AB War.

 

SPECIAL OBJECTS IN COLLECTION: Diningroom and original table where peace treaty of Vereeniging was signed.

 

BOOKS AND ARCHIVAL MATERIAL IN COLLECTION: Extensive reference library - by appointment

 

PLACES OF INTEREST IN THE VICINITY OF THE MUSEUM: Burgers Park, Tvl Museum, African Window Museum, Museum Mall, Church Square, Kruger House

 

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CORRECT NAME AND STREET ADDRESS OF INSTITUTION: Ladysmith Siege Museum

POSTAL ADDRESS: P.O. Box 29, Ladysmith, 3370

TEL: (0361)22231x318

FAX: (0361)22992

CURATOR: Elaine Pieters Curator; Cornia de Villiers (Museum Assistant)

OPENING HOURS: Mon-Fri 8-16:00; Sat 9-13:00. Sonday & Public Holidays On request.

ENTRANCE FEE: R2,00 per adult; R1,00 per child

 

DO THEY HAVE A COMPUTERISED DATABASE? Currently establishing a database

SOFTWARE PACKAGES USED: Perfect Office incl WP6.1 and Q&A

 

FACILITIES AVAILABLE AT SITE:

PARKING FOR CARS: In the street

PARKING FOR BUSSES: In the street

MUSEUM SHOP: Yes

FACILITIES FOR DISABLED: Yes

TEA GARDEN: No

ABLUTION FACILITIES: No

REFERENCE LIBRARY: Yes

 

LIST OF DETAILS PERTAINING TO THE ANGLO BOER WAR UNDER THE FOLLOWING HEADINGS:

 

DISPLAYS IN THE MUSEUM: Photographic display and the siege of Ladysmith

BOOKS AND ARCHIVAL MATERIAL IN COLLECTION: See list

BOOKS ON SALE IN SHOP: See list

CURRENT RESEARCH DONE BY MUSEUM STAFF: Black and Indian involvement during the Siege

PLACES OF INTEREST IN THE VICINITY OF THE MUSEUM: Wagon Hill and Spioenkop battlefields

 

LIST OF BOOKS AND PAMPHLETS FOR SALE:

(books)

Commando, The Anglo Boer War; The Anglo-Zulu War; The Hlubi Chiefdom; King Cetshwayo kaMpande; Long Tom; Halt! Action Front; Field Guide to the Anglo-Zulu War; Isandlwana

Smiths of Ladismith and Harrismith; Diary's - new and old format

 

(Pamphlets)

Walkabout; Ladismith booklet; Battle of Tugela Hights; Ladismith Colenso Area; Ladismith Town Hall; Head of Ladismith; Wagon Hill/Platrand; Siege of Ladismith; All Saints Church; Spioenkop - colour; Spioenkop - black and white; British Soldiers Graves; Battle of Colenso

 

(1. Other)

 

badges, Model canons, Cards and envelopes, Writing paper, Postcards, BFR Postcards, Posters

May Painting sets, Jade T-shirt, White T-shirt

 

(2. Other)

 

Various diary,s Newsletters and papers Some of the more intersting newsletters include:

The Navy and Army Illustrated - vol x1 no190, sept 22 1900; Part of the Transvaal War: Articles- Woman in the War; The Navy in the War; Artillery in the War; and Medical Staff in the War.. Boer Songs and Hymns. Seven Months under Boer rule by Gerald Bailey, Vicar of Dundee. The tale of a field hospital. J.C. Buys -List of prisoners in Pietermaritzburg. List of monuments. The Boer Warby Christopher Wilkonson-Latham. Officers Notebook. A Collection of more than 3000 photogrpahs. Enquiries regarding the mentioned material and othershould be directed to the museum curator.

 

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CORRECT NAME AND STREET ADDRESS OF INSTITUTION: N. Swart, Fort Amiel, Fort Street, Amiel Park, Newcastle, 2940

POSTAL ADDRESS: Private Bag x6621, Newcastle, 2940

TEL: (03431)27211x2021 Contact Person: N. Swart

FAX: (03431)21570

OPENING HOURS: Mon-Fri 10-16:00; Sat 9-13:00

ENTRANCE FEE: None

 

FACILITIES AVAILABLE AT SITE:

PARKING FOR CARS: Yes

PARKING FOR BUSSES: Yes

MUSEUM SHOP: No

FACILITIES FOR DISABLED: No

TEA GARDEN: No

ABLUTION FACILITIES: Yes

REFERENCE LIBRARY: No

 

LIST OF DETAILS PERTAINING TO THE ANGLO BOER WAR UNDER THE FOLLOWING HEADINGS:

 

DISPLAYS IN THE MUSEUM: 1870 Kitchen, Boer War with heliograph, Rider Haggard, artifacts early days of war.

SPECIAL OBJECTS IN COLLECTION: Officers furniture used by British Officers (complete set)

BOOKS AND ARCHIVAL MATERIAL IN COLLECTION: Yes, but too much to mention

BOOKS ON SALE IN SHOP: No

CURRENT RESEARCH DONE BY MUSEUM STAFF: Yes 1904 Maynral Chair

PLACES OF INTEREST IN THE VICINITY OF THE MUSEUM: Art Gallery, Majuba, Skuinshoogte, Laings sterk, Colly's Grave

ANY ACTIVITIES THAT HAS BEEN ARRANGED IN THE VICINITY OF THE MUSEUM: No

IF SO, DATE (S) THAT IT IS TO TAKE PLACE:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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CORRECT NAME AND STREET ADDRESS OF INSTITUTION: L. Janssonius, Hartenbos Museum

POSTAL ADDRESS: Posbus 3, Hartenbos, 6520

TEL: (0444)950110

FAX: (0444)950770

CURATOR: Mev L. Janssonius

OPENING HOURS: 9:00-16:40

ENTRANCE FEE: R2,00 per persoon, 50c skoliere

 

FACILITIES AVAILABLE AT SITE:

PARKING FOR CARS: Yes

PARKING FOR BUSSES: Yes

MUSEUM SHOP: Yes

FACILITIES FOR DISABLED: Yes

TEA GARDEN: Yes and restaurant

ABLUTION FACILITIES: Yes

REFERENCE LIBRARY: No

 

LIST OF DETAILS PERTAINING TO THE ANGLO BOER WAR UNDER THE FOLLOWING HEADINGS:

DISPLAYS IN THE MUSEUM: Musketry room and nine Dioramas depicting the Great Trek.

SPECIAL OBJECTS IN COLLECTION: Rifles used by soldiers of the British and Boers.

BOOKS AND ARCHIVAL MATERIAL IN COLLECTION: Yes those relating to the Great Trek

BOOKS ON SALE IN SHOP: No

 

CURRENT RESEARCH DONE BY MUSEUM STAFF: History of Hartenbos

 

PLACES OF INTEREST IN THE VICINITY OF THE MUSEUM: Museum forms part of the Afrkaans Language and Cultural Society's facilities including indoor heated swimming pool, tennis courts, reataurant and shopping centre.

ANY ACTIVITIES THAT HAS BEEN ARRANGED IN THE VICINITY OF THE MUSEUM: International Tug-of-War championship

IF SO, DATE (S) THAT IT IS TO TAKE PLACE: 1 - 6 Julie 1997

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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CORRECT NAME AND STREET ADDRESS OF INSTITUTION: Maureen Holland, Howick Museum, Falls Drive, Howick, 3290

POSTAL ADDRESS: P.O. Box 5, Howick, 3290

TEL: (0332)306124 Contact Person: Maureen Holland

FAX: (0332)304183

OPENING HOURS: Sat 9-12:00, Sun 10-16:00; Mon - Fri 9:00 -15:30

ENTRANCE FEE: Donations only

 

FACILITIES AVAILABLE AT SITE:

PARKING FOR CARS: Yes

PARKING FOR BUSSES: Yes

MUSEUM SHOP: Yes

FACILITIES FOR DISABLED: Yes

TEA GARDEN: No

ABLUTION FACILITIES: Yes (Public next to museum)

REFERENCE LIBRARY: No

 

LIST OF DETAILS PERTAINING TO THE ANGLO BOER WAR UNDER THE FOLLOWING HEADINGS:

DISPLAYS IN THE MUSEUM: Cultural Historical

BOOKS AND ARCHIVAL MATERIAL IN COLLECTION: Small collection of books on Zulu War & Anglo-Boere War and early days of the area.

 

PLACES OF INTEREST IN THE VICINITY OF THE MUSEUM: Falls, Midmar and Village, Midlands meander Umgeni Valley Nature Reserve, Karkloof falls Mandela's monument.

ANY ACTIVITIES THAT HAS BEEN ARRANGED IN THE VICINITY OF THE MUSEUM: Calligraphy, crafts, Art Exhibition, slide shows, talks on various topics

IF SO, DATE (S) THAT IT IS TO TAKE PLACE: Occur weekly and monthly

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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CORRECT NAME AND STREET ADDRESS OF INSTITUTION: Leon Willem Vorster, Stellenbosch Museum

POSTAL ADDRESS: Private Bag x5048, Stellenbosch, 7599

TEL: 887 2937 (021)

FAX: 883-2232 (021)

CURATOR: Marius le Roux en Leon Vorster

OPENING HOURS: Village Museum 9:30-17:00/VOC Kruithuis Mon-Fri 9:30-17:00

ENTRANCE FEE: R5,00 adults, R2 Pensioners, R1,00 scholars

 

FACILITIES AVAILABLE AT SITE:

PARKING FOR CARS: No

PARKING FOR BUSSES: Yes

MUSEUM SHOP: No

FACILITIES FOR DISABLED: Yes

TEA GARDEN: No

ABLUTION FACILITIES: Yes

REFERENCE LIBRARY: Yes

 

LIST OF DETAILS PERTAINING TO THE ANGLO BOER WAR UNDER THE FOLLOWING HEADINGS:

 

DISPLAYS IN THE MUSEUM: Nothing of direct interest.

SPECIAL OBJECTS IN COLLECTION:

BOOKS AND ARCHIVAL MATERIAL IN COLLECTION: Old photographs and maps of Stellenbosch, Slides of the buildings of Stellenbosch, Books on Furniture, textiles, toys, weapons, architecture, kitchenware, handcrafts, vehicles, etc.

BOOKS ON SALE IN SHOP: B.M. Berkovitch: The Cape Gunsmith; M. Le Roux: The Cape Coppersmith, Stellenbosch Municipality: Stellenbosch Three Centuries.

CURRENT RESEARCH DONE BY MUSEUM STAFF: The history of the Muslim community of Stellenbosch; The history of the coloured community of Stellenbosch.

PLACES OF INTEREST IN THE VICINITY OF THE MUSEUM: Various wine routes. wine farms, Wine Museums, Art Galleries, Toy and Miniature Museum.

ANY ACTIVITIES THAT HAS BEEN ARRANGED IN THE VICINITY OF THE MUSEUM: Annual Evening Stroll and Dinner, Antique Day, Museum Kermis, Miniature Auction.

IF SO, DATE (S) THAT IT IS TO TAKE PLACE: regular bases and numerous occasions.

 

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CORRECT NAME AND STREET ADDRESS OF INSTITUTION: Pauline Crowe, Greytown Museum and WFO

POSTAL ADDRESS: P.O. Box 71, Greytown, 3250

TEL: (0334)31171x128

FAX: (0334)71393

CURATOR: Pauline Crowe

OPENING HOURS: 8:00-16:00 Mon-Fri; Open one Sat per month

ENTRANCE FEE: Donations only

 

FACILITIES AVAILABLE AT SITE:

PARKING FOR CARS: Yes

PARKING FOR BUSSES: Yes

MUSEUM SHOP: Yes

FACILITIES FOR DISABLED: Yes and No (Wheelchair can enter museum but not toilet)

TEA GARDEN: No

ABLUTION FACILITIES: (2 Toilets)

REFERENCE LIBRARY: No

 

LIST OF DETAILS PERTAINING TO THE ANGLO BOER WAR UNDER THE FOLLOWING HEADINGS:

 

DISPLAYS IN THE MUSEUM: Gen Louis Botha born in the area and display on him.

 

SPECIAL OBJECTS IN COLLECTION: Photo's,

BOOKS AND ARCHIVAL MATERIAL IN COLLECTION:

BOOKS ON SALE IN SHOP:

CURRENT RESEARCH DONE BY MUSEUM STAFF:

PLACES OF INTEREST IN THE VICINITY OF THE MUSEUM:

ANY ACTIVITIES THAT HAS BEEN ARRANGED IN THE VICINITY OF THE MUSEUM:

IF SO, DATE (S) THAT IT IS TO TAKE PLACE:

 

 

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CORRECT NAME AND STREET ADDRESS OF INSTITUTION: Castle Military Museum

POSTAL ADDRESS: P.O. Box 1, Cape Town, 8000

TEL: (021)469 1153

FAX: (021)469 1089

CURATOR: I. Greeff

OPENING HOURS: 9: - 16:00

ENTRANCE FEE: R7,50 adults, R3,00 children

DO THEY HAVE A COMPUTERISED DATABASE? Yes

SOFTWARE PACKAGES USED: WP6.1

 

FACILITIES AVAILABLE AT SITE:

PARKING FOR CARS: Yes

PARKING FOR BUSSES: Yes

MUSEUM SHOP: Yes

FACILITIES FOR DISABLED: No

TEA GARDEN: No

ABLUTION FACILITIES: yes

REFERENCE LIBRARY:

 

LIST OF DETAILS PERTAINING TO THE ANGLO BOER WAR UNDER THE FOLLOWING HEADINGS:

 

DISPLAYS IN THE MUSEUM: A temporary display will be constructed over the centenary period of the Boer War.

 

SPECIAL OBJECTS IN COLLECTION: Yes, but a complete list is not available.

BOOKS AND ARCHIVAL MATERIAL IN COLLECTION: Yes

BOOKS ON SALE IN SHOP: Yes

CURRENT RESEARCH DONE BY MUSEUM STAFF: Cape Military History Museum's third publication will be on fortifications of the Cape Peninsula.

PLACES OF INTEREST IN THE VICINITY OF THE MUSEUM: The whole Cape Peninsula has military sites.

ANY ACTIVITIES THAT HAS BEEN ARRANGED IN THE VICINITY OF THE MUSEUM: Castle open days and Military Tours.

IF SO, DATE (S) THAT IT IS TO TAKE PLACE: Still to be finalised for 1997

 

 

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CORRECT NAME AND STREET ADDRESS OF INSTITUTION: Zululand Historical Museum, Fort Nongqay, Nongqayi Road, Off windham Street, Eshowe, 3815

TEL: (0354)41141

FAX: (0354)74733

CURATOR: Jenny Hawke

OPENING HOURS: 9: - 16:00 Daily 7 days per week

ENTRANCE FEE: Donation fee

DO THEY HAVE A COMPUTERISED DATABASE? No

SOFTWARE PACKAGES USED: N/A

 

FACILITIES AVAILABLE AT SITE:

PARKING FOR CARS: Yes

PARKING FOR BUSSES: Yes

MUSEUM SHOP: Yes and light refreshments

FACILITIES FOR DISABLED: No

TEA GARDEN: Catering available by arrangement

ABLUTION FACILITIES: Yes

REFERENCE LIBRARY: No

 

LIST OF DETAILS PERTAINING TO THE ANGLO BOER WAR UNDER THE FOLLOWING HEADINGS:

DISPLAYS IN THE MUSEUM: Old coal (photographs) where Boer War prisoners were hold 1901/2.

SPECIAL OBJECTS IN COLLECTION: Letters from prisoners refs in old newspapers, documents related to Bloemfontein.

BOOKS AND ARCHIVAL MATERIAL IN COLLECTION: "The Graphic" 1900

WOULD YOU LIKE TO SWOP ITEMS IN YOUR MUSEUM FOR OTHER ITEMS IN OTHER MUSEUMS TO COMPLETE A COLLECTION: The List of Boer Prisoners from Dundee (Talana)

BOOKS ON SALE IN SHOP: We'd like a list - our shop is very small.

CURRENT RESEARCH DONE BY MUSEUM STAFF: Prisoner of war camp Eshowe.

PLACES OF INTEREST IN THE VICINITY OF THE MUSEUM: Fort Curtis - garrison moved to Ladysmith site of POW camp - adjacent to old coal.

ANY ACTIVITIES THAT HAS BEEN ARRANGED IN THE VICINITY OF THE MUSEUM: Proposed convocation of descendants of POW camp, wreath-laying ceremony (although we believe that few if any died!)

IF SO, DATE (S) THAT IT IS TO TAKE PLACE: Not yet determined.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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CORRECT NAME AND STREET ADDRESS OF INSTITUTION: Kwa-Zulu Monuments Council

POSTAL ADDRESS: P.O. BOX 523, ULUNDI, 3838

TEL: (0358)791223

CURATOR: Mr Barry Marshall

OPENING HOURS: 08: - 16:00

ENTRANCE FEE: R3,00 per person

 

DO THEY HAVE A COMPUTERISED DATABASE? No

SOFTWARE PACKAGES USED: N/A

 

FACILITIES AVAILABLE AT SITE:

PARKING FOR CARS: Yes

PARKING FOR BUSSES: Yes but small

MUSEUM SHOP: Yes

FACILITIES FOR DISABLED: No

TEA GARDEN: No

ABLUTION FACILITIES: Yes

REFERENCE LIBRARY: Yes

 

LIST OF DETAILS PERTAINING TO THE ANGLO BOER WAR UNDER THE FOLLOWING HEADINGS:

 

DISPLAYS IN THE MUSEUM: Anglo-Zulu War 22 Jan 1879

BOOKS AND ARCHIVAL MATERIAL IN COLLECTION: Variety of weapons and artifacts on display in the Museum. Video on Battle of Isandlwana

BOOKS ON SALE IN SHOP: See attached list.

CURRENT RESEARCH DONE BY MUSEUM STAFF: Ongoing research by our historians, archeologists and staff

PLACES OF INTEREST IN THE VICINITY OF THE MUSEUM: Rockers Drift, Fugitives drift, Margeni valley.

ANY ACTIVITIES THAT HAS BEEN ARRANGED IN THE VICINITY OF THE MUSEUM: Historic reserve - busy with a bushcamp and self guided trail.

IF SO, DATE (S) THAT IT IS TO TAKE PLACE: Everyday.

 

 

 

 

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CORRECT NAME AND STREET ADDRESS OF INSTITUTION: Howick Museum, Falls Drive, Howick, 3290

POSTAL ADDRESS: P.O. Box 5, Howick, 3290

TEL: (0332)306124

FAX: (0332)304183

CURATOR: Maureen Holland and Kay Govender

OPENING HOURS: Tuesday - Friday 09:00 - 12:00 and 14:00 15:30

Closed on Mondays, Saturday 09:00 - 12:00 and Sunday 10:00 - 16:00

ENTRANCE FEE: Nil/Donations if possible.

DO THEY HAVE A COMPUTERISED DATABASE? Yes

SOFTWARE PACKAGES USED: WP5.1 / Q&A

 

FACILITIES AVAILABLE AT SITE:

PARKING FOR CARS: Yes

PARKING FOR BUSSES: Yes

MUSEUM SHOP: No

FACILITIES FOR DISABLED: Yes

TEA GARDEN: Yes and Restaurant

ABLUTION FACILITIES: Yes

REFERENCE LIBRARY: Yes but very small

 

LIST OF DETAILS PERTAINING TO THE ANGLO BOER WAR UNDER THE FOLLOWING HEADINGS:

 

DISPLAYS IN THE MUSEUM: Military badges/ Anglo-Boer War concentration camp.

SPECIAL OBJECTS IN COLLECTION: Military badges of the various regiments who fought in the Anglo-Boer War.

BOOKS AND ARCHIVAL MATERIAL IN COLLECTION: Various books on Boer War/Zulu War Diaries, Col W.J. Clarke/Dr Fielding.

BOOKS ON SALE IN SHOP: No

CURRENT RESEARCH DONE BY MUSEUM STAFF: Ex-curator "Old Houses of early settlers" University Student "Kwa Nevana/Sarmcol Strike"

PLACES OF INTEREST IN THE VICINITY OF THE MUSEUM: Midlands meander" - artists and craftsmen working from their homes craft South Africa next to museum.

ANY ACTIVITIES THAT HAS BEEN ARRANGED IN THE VICINITY OF THE MUSEUM: Art Exhibition/Lecturers/Sangomas's meeting/embroidery classes weekly/calligraphy classes.

IF SO, DATE (S) THAT IT IS TO TAKE PLACE: Weekly/monthly during the year.

 

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CORRECT NAME AND STREET ADDRESS OF INSTITUTION: Warriors Gate, The Moth Shrine and Museum of Military Memorabilia, 1, NMR Avenue, Durban, 4000

POSTAL ADDRESS: P.O. Box 3775, Durban, 4000

TEL: (031)307 3337

CURATOR: The Custodian/Curator Moth Sydney Jobling

OPENING HOURS: Closed on Mondays and Public Holidays, Tuesday to Sunday 11:00 = 15:00, Saturday 10:00 - 12:00

ENTRANCE FEE: Donations only

 

FACILITIES AVAILABLE AT SITE:

PARKING FOR CARS:

PARKING FOR BUSSES:

MUSEUM SHOP: Yes

ABLUTION FACILITIES: Yes

 

LIST OF DETAILS PERTAINING TO THE ANGLO BOER WAR UNDER THE FOLLOWING HEADINGS:

 

DISPLAYS IN THE MUSEUM: A little of American Civil, Zulu, Boer and 1914-1918 wars. Mainly a 1934-45 collection.

SPECIAL OBJECTS IN COLLECTION: We are a shrine for the M.O.T.H. abulation, the Mseum was secondary.

BOOKS AND ARCHIVAL MATERIAL IN COLLECTION: We sold our complete library to the Durban Light Infantry Association

BOOKS ON SALE IN SHOP: "Old Soldiers never die" "For you the War is over" "The old Fort".

CURRENT RESEARCH DONE BY MUSEUM STAFF: Usually small family research for instance trying to trace a D.C.M. awarded to a Maori officer in the Boer War for his family in New Zealand.

PLACES OF INTEREST IN THE VICINITY OF THE MUSEUM: The Old Fort grounds and the chappel. The Kwa Muhle museum.

ANY ACTIVITIES THAT HAS BEEN ARRANGED IN THE VICINITY OF THE MUSEUM: The March past of the MOTHS on their York anniversary on 25th May 1997.

IF SO, DATE (S) THAT IT IS TO TAKE PLACE: 25 May 1997

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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CORRECT NAME AND STREET ADDRESS OF INSTITUTION: Edward H. Pitcher (Curator), 246 Main Road, Muizenberg, Cape Town, 7945

TEL:(021)788 1816

OPENING HOURS: Closed on Mondays, 10:-13:00, 14:-17:00

ENTRANCE FEE: Nil

DO THEY HAVE A COMPUTERISED DATABASE? No

SOFTWARE PACKAGES USED: N/A

 

FACILITIES AVAILABLE AT SITE:

PARKING FOR CARS: Yes

PARKING FOR BUSSES: Yes

 

LIST OF DETAILS PERTAINING TO THE ANGLO BOER WAR UNDER THE FOLLOWING HEADINGS:

DISPLAYS IN THE MUSEUM: Items of Cecil John Rhodes memorabilia.

SPECIAL OBJECTS IN COLLECTION: Historical interest

BOOKS AND ARCHIVAL MATERIAL IN COLLECTION: 13 books relating to Rhodes life, plus many items of Rhodes memorabilia.

BOOKS ON SALE IN SHOP: None

CURRENT RESEARCH DONE BY MUSEUM STAFF: None

PLACES OF INTEREST IN THE VICINITY OF THE MUSEUM: Labia Museum - Rhodes Coach House, Polio museum in Muizenberg.

ANY ACTIVITIES THAT HAS BEEN ARRANGED IN THE VICINITY OF THE MUSEUM: Seasonal beach activities in Muizenberg

IF SO, DATE (S) THAT IT IS TO TAKE PLACE: They vary.

 

 

 

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