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Talana Museum

| Talana Hill, Dundee, South Africa
+27 34 212 2654
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Fantastic museum

Unfortunately only had 2 hours to see this wonderful museum. Need a whole day. It made South Africa... read more

Reviewed 18 May 2018
y_monaghan
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Buckingham, United Kingdom
Sunday lunch

Was very surprised to see that they serve a Sunday lunch. It was absolutely worth it. Good food at... read more

Reviewed 3 May 2018
Elize_13
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Centurion, South Africa
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good42%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
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“coal mining” (25 reviews)
“boer war” (16 reviews)
LOCATION
| Talana Hill, Dundee, South Africa
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+27 34 212 2654
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"coal mining"
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"boer war"
in 16 reviews
"well worth a visit"
in 19 reviews
"couple of hours"
in 11 reviews
"few hours"
in 5 reviews
"steam train"
in 5 reviews
"extensive collection"
in 4 reviews
"local history"
in 4 reviews
"glass making"
in 4 reviews
"something for everyone"
in 4 reviews
"large area"
in 3 reviews
"pies"
in 3 reviews
"battlefield tour"
in 3 reviews
"sunday lunch"
in 2 reviews
"great lunch"
in 2 reviews
"small town"
in 2 reviews
"cultural village"
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Reviewed 18 May 2018

Unfortunately only had 2 hours to see this wonderful museum. Need a whole day. It made South Africa come alive. Brilliant layout.

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Reviewed 3 May 2018

Was very surprised to see that they serve a Sunday lunch. It was absolutely worth it. Good food at a very good price

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Reviewed 3 May 2018

Incredibly interesting museum on the site of the battle of Talana, including a museum of the coal industry of the area.

Thank kazstiven
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Reviewed 24 March 2018

This museum far exceeded our expectations, with lively and informative displays on the area's history of coal mining and Anglo-Zulu/ Anglo-Boer conflicts spread over a number of restored buildings on a large, grassy site. Decent cafe as well.

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Reviewed 6 March 2018 via mobile

Talana was a very good visit.Informative with also the bonus of the mining museum.The mining section may not appeal to everyone but it was well laid out and professional in all details.Even if not your thing you get a good insight of local mining industry.The...More

Thank Pennycoe
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Reviewed 14 February 2018

So much to see at this museum, very well kept and full of interesting facts, exhibits. Need a few hours to take it all in.

Thank EllaDurban
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Reviewed 3 February 2018 via mobile

Who would have thought that the small town of Dundee would deliver such a treasure? Wow! With so much to see, learn and read, I underestimated the time that I would spend here. Though a bit outdated, the museum provides an interactive and enthralling manner...More

Thank CareneMouton
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Reviewed 1 February 2018

We spent a wonderful day at the Talana Museum, learning about the Coal Industry in this area and its workers, as well as the Anglo Boer War. Sadly we ran out of time and were unable to visit the Zulu Cultural visit. We thought that...More

Thank DobbsBanbury
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Reviewed 31 January 2018 via mobile

We had a great lunch at the restaurant here and then toured the museum with old mining exhibits, fashion and glass through the 1900s. There is an old steam train and carriage set up in 1930s style for dining.

Thank Liz G
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Reviewed 30 January 2018

I was in awe of the size of the complex and the quality of the displays. If you go through Dundee without visiting this museum, then you definately miss out.

Thank Chris T
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