Queen's Fort Military Museum, Bloemfontein

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Queen's Fort Military Museum is a museum in Bloemfontein, South Africa, which depicts all major wars in the Free State from the 1800s. The building was erected in 1848 and put to use for the first time in 1849. Along the years, it has been used as military headquarters, a hospital, an asylum or mental institution, and a prison.

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  • The road up to the museum is half gravel and halve tar. Many of the lights on the displays were of. I was actually scared to walk inside the building because I was the only one there and there is a...  more »
  • The idea to erect this building came after the Battle of Boomplaats (fought near Jagersfontein between the British and the Voortrekker on 28 August 1848). Major Henry Douglas Warden was instructed to....  more »
  • From previous visits I know that this museum is very informative, but these days it is almost never open for visits. The visiting times are not being adhered to. Today, Friday 10 August 2018 at 12:30, I wanted to visit, but I found a locked gate, eventhough the visiting times on the notice board at the gate clearly states that the museum is supposed to be open till 15:30. This is not the first time I find a locked gate. If the museum does not want visitors they should rather close it permanently.
  • Museum is very informative about various wars and battles. The grounds have artillery, armoured vehicles and fighter planes from South Africa‚Äôs history. The kids love going there and playing on all the military installations. It is a relaxing, interesting and safe place to enjoy as a family.
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