The National Museum, Bloemfontein

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Tour millions of years of history at The National Museum, a natural and cultural history museum detailing the past of the region. Established in 1877, the museum houses the only complete skeleton of Euskelosaurus, one of the earliest known dinosaurs, and an impressive collection of fossils including skulls of early hominids. Kids will appreciate life-size fiberglass elephants and hippos, plus plenty of terraria with live snakes and other reptiles. An ethnological section features a variety of Bushmen artifacts, while a replica scene recreates Victorian Bloemfontein. Stop in the gift shop to browse the good collection of maps and memorabilia. To visit The National Museum on your holiday in Bloemfontein, and find out what else Bloemfontein has to offer, use our Bloemfontein online travel route builder .
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  • Late start to the Saturday and I could not get to the Boeremark (another must do in Bloem, I was told), so I decided to visit the National Museum - I was not disappointed! Seeing that the last time, I...  more »
  • Great Museum, which does not pay mine but a great wealth. A mammoth defense, a meteorite of 49 kgs, bones of beasts and men of the first age, it is not mixed highlighted, we would spend hours for whom it interests.... It is to do absolutely, na it says....
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  • This is a hidden gem of Bloemfontein. For a R5 entry, you can see the most amazing exhibits. Parking is a bit difficult, but worth the struggle. Amazing exhibits on the history of BFN, which is extremely informative. They have different topics they choose per quarter, well Worth it to book a session for your child. We did a session on the Birds of South Africa andeven I was amazed at the quality of the session. It was extremely interactive and my 5 year old enjoyed it immensely. The quality of the animals on exhibit is astounding. We've been there twice and will be back for more visits this year.
  • We like to visit the museum on a Saturday! The staff always greet us with a smile. The entrance fee is a mere R5! What a bargain! We've brought numerous friends here as well! The expeditions are well put together and in great condition. My personal favorite is the old town expedition, with all the sounds and special effects! I would always make another visit here!
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