The Lion & Tusk - Museum of the Rhodesian Services Association

The Lion & Tusk - Museum of the Rhodesian Services Association

The Lion & Tusk - Museum of the Rhodesian Services Association
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Thursday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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A unique record of the military history of Rhodesia (now called Zimbabwe) from 1890 to 1980. Displays include and Alouette III helicopter, medals, badges, weapons, uniforms, equipment, shop, souvenirs, library and Memorial Garden. Personal service for every visitor. PLEASE NOTE: We are closed on Public Holidays as well as 24 and 31 December 2023.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • huffer345
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    What an amazing place to visit .Fantastic experience
    Amazing experience. I cannot express fully my respect for the personal time that Hugh Bomford and his co workers have given in keeping our historical records in one place .This a Must Visit place for anyone with links or association with Rhodesia /Zimbabwe . Or just an interest in the region. What an oasis in a desert .Many thanks to Hugh for the time you spent in explaining the various displays .All ln all I spent around 5 hours ,the hours flew by .Thanks once again to Hugh and the team .Cheers Colin Huffer . Ps if you can , please become a financial member and help keep this museum alive .
    Thanks for posting this review Colin. It was good to meet you after all these years. Safe travels and hope to see you back soon.
    Written 18 November 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 17 November 2023
  • Dreamer15334129916
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Absolutely a must do. Unforgettable
    My wife and I visited the Lion and Tusk Museum on Saturday morning and we are Sooo pleased we did. The place is jam packed with amazing displays, even an Aloette gunship Helicopter, with original guns mounted. We were enthralled by the Videos that displayed the reality of bush war. The displays are TOP shelf. We were welcomed and made to feel comfortable. HIGHLY recommended
    Many thanks for posting this review following your visit. Safe travels and we hope to see you again one day.
    Written 1 April 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 3 March 2024
  • Chris W
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great NZ experience
    Great museum, arranged a specific trip from Sydney and my brother from SA. could have spent more time there. Brought back a lot of memories of what a wonderful place Rhodesia was. Will visit again when I have more time. Thanks to Hugh for his personal interest.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 11 April 2024
  • Bunny B
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    fantastic experience
    To all Rhodesians. Still resident or not. This Museum is run by the most professional team on the planet. In particular Hugh Bomford. Hugh has been able to sort out recognition of my Rhodesian Military service. In short. The website is well worth a visit , and, if I am ever so fortunate , a physical visit will be essential. Once again thank you for your prompt help.
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 11 June 2024
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Belinda-Jane T
Collie, Australia11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
We are members of the Lion and Tusk Museum and both my husband and myself have lived in Rhodesia and served in the armed forces there.
We have ordered a camouflage Jerkin for my husband and we are so overjoyed with the excellent make of this piece of clothing and all the items we have received over the years from this group. We would love to be able to visit one day before we are too old to travel.
Written 6 September 2022
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Thanks for your support. We also hope that you can come and visit. Take care.
Written 28 January 2023
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Eddy
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Solo
I had a greaght day at the Lion and Tusk Museum. And It was a. Amazing experience! Spent a good Part of my visit talking to Mr Hugh Bomford picking his brains! I will most defanatly good back again and I recommend it to every one! It was a day well spent and also got some amazing souvenirs. Thanks to every one from the museum you guys are doing an amazing job and the exhibits are amazing!
Written 9 December 2022
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Thanks for visiting and then leaving this great review. Happy that we could help you. All the best for 2023.
Written 28 January 2023
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Mark Jones
Waihi Beach, New Zealand1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
As a former Rhodie, I was amazed at the incredible collection of Rhodesian memorabilia. I doubt whether there is a collection like it anywhere else in the world. It tells the story of Rhodesia from settlement in the 19th century until the end of the dream in 1981. Even for non Rhodies, this is an important collection, that describes an important historical period of African History, of the dream that almost became reality, and still lives on with this collection. Please visit, you will be enlightened.
Written 19 January 2020
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We are pleased that you enjoyed your visit and thank you for taking the time to post this review. Go well.
Written 24 January 2020
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Bunny B
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Solo
To all Rhodesians. Still resident or not.
This Museum is run by the most professional team on the planet.
In particular Hugh Bomford.
Hugh has been able to sort out recognition of my Rhodesian Military service.
In short.
The website is well worth a visit , and, if I am ever so fortunate , a physical visit will be essential.
Once again thank you for your prompt help.
Written 11 June 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Dreamer15334129916
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
My wife and I visited the Lion and Tusk Museum on Saturday morning and we are Sooo pleased we did. The place is jam packed with amazing displays, even an Aloette gunship Helicopter, with original guns mounted. We were enthralled by the Videos that displayed the reality of bush war. The displays are TOP shelf. We were welcomed and made to feel comfortable.
HIGHLY recommended
Written 3 March 2024
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Many thanks for posting this review following your visit. Safe travels and we hope to see you again one day.
Written 1 April 2024
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Dave
Levin, New Zealand1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
A must see for anyone with interest in relatively recent military history, the cold war as fought out by proxy in a part of Africa, a multi-faceted clash of cultures, the end of the British Empire, and part of the background to the economic and counter –democratic disaster that is modern day Zimbabwe. Courage, savagery, atrocities, the Battle of Britain spirit, the murderous hand of international geo politics, a small lost world the memory of which is about to vanish into the sands of time.
We are blessed to have this resource available in New Zealand. Comprehensive and accessible exhibits, videos and library. Close to the Classic Flyers Museum.
Written 31 January 2020
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Thank you for visiting us and leaving this review, it is much appreciated.
Written 8 August 2020
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Horrid G
Greytown, New Zealand56 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
Cool museum covering a period of Zimbabwean history before the current period. Tastefully done managing to cover both sides of the story. Very informative guide willing to answer questions. Not for the blinkered who want to remove history that may be unpleasant to them.
Written 4 March 2023
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Many thanks for visiting and then taking the time to write this review. We are glad that you enjoyed your visit and we hope that you can come back again one day. All the best
Written 3 April 2023
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huffer345
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Solo
Amazing experience. I cannot express fully my respect for the personal time that Hugh Bomford and his co workers have given in keeping our historical records in one place .This a Must Visit place for anyone with links or association with Rhodesia /Zimbabwe . Or just an interest in the region. What an oasis in a desert .Many thanks to Hugh for the time you spent in explaining the various displays .All ln all I spent around 5 hours ,the hours flew by .Thanks once again to Hugh and the team .Cheers Colin Huffer . Ps if you can , please become a financial member and help keep this museum alive .
Written 17 November 2023
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Thanks for posting this review Colin. It was good to meet you after all these years. Safe travels and hope to see you back soon.
Written 18 November 2023
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BnD
Brisbane, Australia3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
Great morning spent with very willing volunteer Tony. Was privileged to be able to add the Rhodesian Airforce Flag from Thornhill to their collection.
Thanks to all for all your work to give us a quality experience. Definitely recommended.
Written 5 January 2020
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Many thanks for taking the time to give a review. We are grateful for your contribution to the museum. Safe travels and hope that you can call again.
Written 8 January 2020
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Graeme T
Auckland, New Zealand3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020
It was great for my wife and I to visit the museum. It exceeded our expectations and was great to meet up with a couple of old comrades at the same time. A great conversation ensued. I thoroughly recommend this attraction. Graeme & Sharon Trass, Taupo
Written 29 September 2020
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Thank you for visiting The Lion and Tusk Museum and taking the time to leave this review. We are pleased that you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again.
Written 1 October 2020
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