Welcome to Talana Museum
Nestled at the base of Talana Hill the museum is set in a large heritage park. The Zulu name “Talana” meaning “the shelf where precious items are stored” is a most appropriate name for this large and varied museum. The museum comprises 42 buildings, with exhibits in 24 of them dedicated to subjects as diverse as war and agriculture, mining, industry and domestic life. 15 of these buildings form the traditional Zulu village of Kwakunje, which is a B&B and provides schools touring accommodation.
Situated on the outskirts of the town of Dundee, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, the museum is a good starting point for a visit to some of the most famous battlefields in the country; Blood River, Rorkes Drift, Fugitives Drift, Isandlwana, Elandslaagte, Spioenkop, Colenso and the Siege of Ladysmith.
Open 7 days a week, 363 days a year, the museum takes about half a day for a quick visit.
Accommodation, restaurant and curio shop on site.