THE FIRST WORLD WAR (1914 - 1918)
Learn about the causes, the various threats and campaigns and the results and consequences of the war. An imaginative, life size reconstruction of a section of a typical trench and a description of life in the trenches is also included.
THE ANGLO BOER WAR (1899-1902)
SOUTH AFRICAN WOMEN ON WAR SERVICE, 1939 - 1945
See our display commemorating the centenary of the war. There are panels showing the causes, chronology, strategies, logistics and results of the war. More extensive panels look at an overview of the war. These begin with operations in Natal and the northern and central Cape and the advance of Lord Roberts to Pretoria. The panels then continue with the operations in the Eastern Transvaal in 1900, guerrilla warfare in both the Transvaal and the Orange River Colony, the British response to guerrilla warfare, operations in the Brandwater Basin, and international support for both the Boers and the British. Finally we look at conditions in the concentration camps and events which eventually resulted in the peace of May 1902. Included in the display are exhibits featuring small arms, edged weapons, badges, uniforms and equipment used during the war as well as other ephemera such as POW handcraft, crockery etc.
A new display on the role played by South African women during the Second World War. Come and see what women did to support the war effort in an exhibition which features works of art, photographs, uniforms, medals, badges, accoutrements and a range of items sent as gifts and comforts sent to South African servicemen and women around the world.