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Graaff Reinet - The Military History Museum

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Beautifully Sited, well laid out.

We were most impressed with the displays and annotations. Good coverage of so many wartime... read more

Reviewed 11 October 2017
Fred P
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Cape Town, South Africa
Small but interesting

The museum deals mainly with district's involvement in the Anglo-Boer War and the two World... read more

Reviewed 8 April 2016
BertusJHB
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Johannesburg
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“Heros of the past”
11 Oct 2017
“Beautifully Sited, well laid out.”
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Most Helpful Positive Review
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...More

1  Thank Lu-Gerda
Most Helpful Critical Review
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...More

1  Thank RoddyPayne
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was an insightful visit. Just to see what our forefathers had to cope with and their ingenuity to solve the plroblems which they had to cope with.

Thank Elmien D
Reviewed 11 October 2017

We were most impressed with the displays and annotations. Good coverage of so many wartime encounters and such a lot of artifacts from such a sparsely populated area. Graaff Reinet certainly made a worthwhile contribution when asked for both military support and memorabilia.

Thank Fred P
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.

Thank BertusJHB
Reviewed 13 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.

Thank colaradopam
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.

Thank alpha69
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.

Thank Belinda R
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.

Thank Tara V
Reviewed 27 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.

Thank McGill_Tripper
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...More

1  Thank RoddyPayne
Reviewed 26 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...More

Thank CandiceYoung
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