Talana Museum South Africa  

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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.

Talana Live Program     Talana Live Tickets



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