ATKV-Hartenbos Museum

The Great Trek of 1838, the Symbolic Trek of 1938, and the history of Hartenbos

The ATKV’s Hartenbos museum is situated in the cultural heartland of Afrikaans. This top-class facility  covers the story of the Voortrekkers - the Boers who left the Cape Colony in 1838, and trekked northwards in search of land away from Colonial rule. The displays are divided into ten halls depicting various aspects of life during the Groot Trek (Great Trek). 

The Museum also commemorates the Symbolic Ox Wagon Trek of 1938 - the re-enactment of the original event that took place in its centenary year - and the history of the holiday resort of Hartenbos.

Die Hartenbos Museum van die ATKV is geleë in die kultuur-hartland van Afrikaans. Hierdie spogmuseum fokus op die Groot Trek en huisves ‘n verskeidenheid interessante voorstellings en uitstalsale wat smaakvol georden is met aantreklike oudhede wat die lewensomstandighede van die Voortrekkerpioniers van 1835 tot 1848 visueel laat leef.

Benewens die lewensgetroue voorstellings van die Groot Trek is daar ook ‘n gedenksaal van die Simboliese Ossewatrek van 1938, ‘n besonderse voorstelling van ‘n eg-outydse winkeltjie terwyl Hartenbos se geskiedenis ook hier uitgebeeld word.

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Collections

  • Ox wagons, weapons, household implements, clothing, and other historic artefacts
  • Local history

Contact

Open

  • Monday – Friday: 09h00 – 16h00
  • Saturday & public holidays 09h00 – 12h30

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