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The Ladysmith Siege Museum is acclaimed as one of the best Anglo Boer War museums in South Africa, its displays on the famous Siege and Relief of Ladysmith have thrilled countless Boer War enthusiasts.

Built in 1884 as a market house, it served as a ration post for civilians during the siege. The original flagstone floors and cast-iron pillars have been cleverly incorporated into the museum construction. The foyer houses the Tourism Information Office and an excellent bookshop with a wide variety of Anglo Boer War related books. Among these are 6 fascinating diaries written during the siege.

This museum has a comprehensive display of memorabilia, maps, uniforms, relics and interpretive panels relating to the Siege of Ladysmith and the Anglo Boer War of 1899 to1902. Details of the Historical walkabout and drive about the town and surrounding areas are available here.

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  • Good Day,
    I have a group of medals to 3961 Private Charles Frederick Pratt 2nd Battalion Grenadier Guards who died of dysentary at Ladysmith on the 30th January 1900, I presume he is buried at Ladysmith and that he will have a grave and be remembered on a memorial at the cemetery but cannot find anything on the websites.
    Would this be something you could help me find please as this would complete the research I have done on him.

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