The Greatest Museum in South Africa!
I forgot to mention the most important part of our trip in the last post.
Between visits to various battlefields, we stopped in a small town called Dundee and visited the greatest museum ever–the Talana Museum of Epic Awesome Time Travel 2112. I take back everything I said about South African museum curation–this museum changed my life.
This is the exhibit in the entryway:
Now you might be thinking, “way to blow your best material, Dundee museum!”. But you’d be so completely wrong.
I guess there was a lot of coal mining in Dundee or something. I knew coal was good for heat, but what else is it good for, oh wise self-promoting museum?
(In booming Oz voice) LET THE DIORAMAS COMMENCE!
Let’s go in for a closer look…
And then we proceed underground, like a real coal mine!
Underground! Where the dioramas are even more disturbing:
WHICH ONE IS REAL?!?
Having had our minds body slammed by coal mining and diorama construction, we cleansed our mental pallets with something a bit more feminine:
But that’s not the end. GET PUMPED BECAUSE IT’S TIME FOR:
And these “end of day” pieces, for unwinding at the end of your day
A section of the museum is dedicated to the history of the City of Dundee:
With exhibits like this:
AWESOME! A WHOLE DISPLAY OF BRICKS!
The museum is gigantic…in addition to the main building there are maybe a dozen other buildings in various stages of neglect, covering all sorts of topics. Here we have the San bushmen:
And this guy…
I have no idea what’s going on here.
We could have spent weeks here, but unfortunately the museum is only open 8 hours a day.