Latest Collections

Adam Kok House

Collection Holder: Small Museums in South Africa Date(s): Collections Last Updated: 2020-10-30
Philippolis is a small, quiet town that is secluded in the landscapes of the Free State Province. This area was inhabited by a group of people that hailed from the…


Pellissier Museum

Collection Holder: Small Museums in South Africa Last Updated: 2020-10-30
The Pellissier Museum (built in 1843), originally the home of reverend JP Pellisier, a French missionary, now depicts the history of events and happenings in the surround area. Situated in…


Old President Museum

Collection Holder: Small Museums in South Africa Last Updated: 2020-10-30
The Old President Museum is a fascinating must see on President Brand Street in Bloemfontein, Free State. The building use to be the main residence for the last three presidents of…


Transgariep Museum

Collection Holder: Small Museums in South Africa Last Updated: 2020-10-30
The Transgariep Museum in Philippolis showcases three themes; Dr J Philip and the London Missionary Association, the Griqua era of Adam Kok and Emily Hobhouse who started a weaving school…


Permanent Collection

Collection Holder: National Museum Oliewenhuis Art Museum Last Updated: 2020-10-29
Oliewenhuis Art Museum is still a relatively young museum even by South African standards. Since its establishment in 1989, the Museum has shown a steady and interesting growth in its…


Rock Art

Collection Holder: National Museum Last Updated: 2020-10-29
The Charles Street Display is a permanent exhibit that is housed in a specially erected building outside the National Museum, facing Charles Street. This allows passers-by to view the exhibit…


Weaponry Collection

Collection Holder: National Museum Last Updated: 2020-10-29
The Weaponry Collection consists of two parts - firearms and swords. The firearm collection includes muzzle-loaders as well as breech-loading rifles dating back to the South African War (1899-1902).  The…


Transport Collection

Collection Holder: National Museum Last Updated: 2020-10-29
The Transport Collection contains coaches, wagons and carts. Most of these are on display in the Wagon Museum, 95 St George Street 95 St George Street The Wagon Museum is…


Toy Collection

Collection Holder: National Museum Last Updated: 2020-10-29
The small Toy Collection contains mainly dolls, model trains and cars as well as some games. The two eighteenth century wooden dolls (Vaderlandspoppe) and the South African manufactured Graaff-Reinet dolls…


Textile Collection

Collection Holder: National Museum Last Updated: 2020-10-29
The Textile Collection includes flags, household linen, samples of embroidery, shoes, handbags, hats etc. Costumes in the collection consist mainly of women’s clothing from the middle of the nineteenth century…