The National Museum
The National Museum houses one of the most extensive collections of fossils and archaeological artifacts in South Africa. The Florisbad skull, for example, is highly significant to archaeologists engaged in the study of prehistoric man. Among other interest exhibitions, there is a realistic street scene from the early 1900s.
Queen's Military Museum
The Old Fort was built in 1848 and originally housed the Artillery Unit of the Free State. The museum depicts all major military conflicts in the Free State from as early as 1820, in addition to materials and information related to the struggle against apartheid.
National Women's Memorial and the Anglo-Boer War Museum
This monument, created by Anton van Wouw, is a celebrated piece of South African sculpture. The 36.5m sandstone shrine is impressive in its simplicity and is dedicated to the memory of the women and children who died in the Anglo-Boer War (1899-1904). The museum houses related artifacts and makes for an informative and educational stop.
Dam of Tears
For those interested in the history of the Anglo-Boer War, a visit to this small dam which formed part of the Bloemfontein concentration camp for women and children is a must.
Formerly known as ‘Ramkraal', this centre is housed in an old prison. It serves as an education centre for arts, crafts and culture where local entrepreneurs are encouraged to demonstrate their skills.