Museums, Art Galleries and Botanical Gardens

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SA Police Services Museum, Ventersburg, Northern Free State.

The old South African Constabulary Police Station and outbuildings in Ventersburg were renovated and converted into a satellite museum of the SAPS Museum in Pretoria. It was inaugurated in October 1983 and was declared a national monument in 1987. It possesses various items of historical value such as the door of the prison cell in which the rebel, Jopie Fourie was detained in Pretoria prison. Visitors can view the horse stables, cells, pound and single quarters. The fence poles from the original fence are inscribed with the date 1895. The enscription RAMC 1900 (Royal Army Medical Corps) on the door leading to the cells illustrates the connection with British forces during the Anglo-Boer War. There are several exhibitions of several interesting murders in the Free State. Information on more topical matters such as child abuse, drug abuse and rape can also be obtained from the museum.

Ventersburg is on the N1 north of Winburg, which is at the intersection of the N1 with the N5. ASSavent

Contct:            Petro Engelbrecht
            Box 33 Ventersburg 9450
            +27 (57) 651 4179 telephone
            +27 (57) 651 4309 fax
            +27 (82) 374 2426 cell

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Last update: 2009-07-27 22:58
Author: Alan McIver
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