Transgariep Museum

    This local history museum is situated on the site of the previous San Mission station, which later became a Griqua mission station. Philippolis is the oldest town in the Free State. It was also the capitol of the Griqua government from 1823 to 1863. The Griquas sold their land in1863 and moved to No-man’s land. Philippolis was also one of the towns where Emily Hobhouse opened one of the first weaving and spinning schools in the Free State in 1905 to create a sustainable industry for White Women after the Anglo-Boer War. The museum’s exhibitions depict a wide range of themes, including the San, Griquas, the Missionaries and the history of Poding Tse Rolo.
    Visit us at:
    38 Voortrekker Street,
    Tel: 051 773 0052
    Visiting hours
    Monday to Friday:
    8:00 – 15:30
    Weekends and public holidays:
    By appointment

    Entrance is free