Talana Museum Annual Events 2017
Free Schools weeks
6-10 March 8-12 May 5-9 June 14-18 August 5-8 September
Free visits for school groups with guided tours, work sheets and cultural activities.
5 August Gandhi Walk
A 5km walk that begins and ends in the grounds of the Talana Museum commemorates the involvement of Mahatma Gandhi in our area and in South Africa.
23-24 September Dundee Homecoming
Opening of new permanent exhibit “Historic Dundee”. 135 years ago the first plots of land were sold, on "Dundee farm", to start the town and so the story of the development of the town, ts people, industries, and its place in history will be told. A full weekend of events is palnned to enjoy "Historic Dundee" for everyone coming home to Dundee.
7 October Mine Workers Walk
A 10km walk in memory of the 7000 Zulu mine workers who walked back to Natal at the outbreak of the Anglo Boer war in October 1899.
20/22 October Talana Live NOT TO BE MISSED!!
Talana Re-enactment weekend
Include Ghost walk on 20th – the anniversary.
Weekend programme of historical and heritage events.
Saturday re-enactments of battles of Talana and others.
Demonstration of various battle tactics.
Military encampments, stalls, music, crafts in the grounds of Talana Museum.
All day entertainment.
NEW THIS YEAR TALANA TATTOO TALANA CHALLENGE - teams of 22 people pull a replica naval gun weighing 1300kg up Talana Hill in a time challenge.
20 Oct – Talana Ghost Walk
On the anniversary of the battle follow in the footsteps of the British soldiers in a guided walk up Talana hill.
19 Oct – 12 Nov Creations
Annual Arts , Crafts and Plants Market showcasing quality hand made products. Unique handmade items direct from the craftsperson to you.
Ideal place to source Christmas or corporate gifts. Open daily 10am – 4pm
1-31 December Christmas in Africa
Extravaganza of Christmas lights throughout the grounds of Talana Museum. Museum grounds open until 8:30pm daily. Bring an evening picnic and enjoy the lights with family and friends.
Full moon tours – Watch the web site and facebook for specific details of the tours and on which battlefields.
Sat 9 July
Fri 6 Oct
Sat 4 Nov
Sat 2 Dec