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South African National Museum of Military History

20 Erlswold Way | Saxonwold, Johannesburg 2132, South Africa
+27 11 646 5513
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This large museum contains mostly military-related records, journals, weapons and photographs that depict the nation’s participation in large-scale conflicts.
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good39%
  • Average6%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“on display” (25 reviews)
“world war” (13 reviews)
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20 Erlswold Way | Saxonwold, Johannesburg 2132, South Africa
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"on display"
in 25 reviews
"world war"
in 13 reviews
"fighter planes"
in 4 reviews
"fighting vehicles"
in 4 reviews
"extensive collection"
in 4 reviews
"great exhibits"
in 5 reviews
"jan smuts"
in 6 reviews
"johannesburg zoo"
in 12 reviews
"well worth the visit"
in 5 reviews
"few hours"
in 8 reviews
"couple of hours"
in 6 reviews
"south africans"
in 6 reviews
"weapons"
in 33 reviews
"tanks"
in 65 reviews
"wars"
in 28 reviews
"spitfire"
in 15 reviews
"army"
in 10 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday

Have been several times and still stays one of my sons best days out. Great place to have a family day especially for boys day out. Clean close and awsome

Thank ragnilw
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a gem! A real eclectic collection from rifles to spears, and tanks to fighter bombers! Even a submarine! This place is full of so much in a freely small area, it’s a great few hours of anyone’s time! Beside South African history, there is...More

Thank brit99
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Having visited many military museums, I was amazed with the little gem of this one I found in Johannesburg. First - you can get there from the Green Line of Sightseeing bus - next stop after Zoo. Tickets costs 40 rands. As for aircrafts, they...More

Thank Palek
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a very impressive layout of history and wars - loads to see and learn about. Great for children and plenty to view as well.

Thank Bergs401
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I've learnt about the old techniques and equipment that was used by the old military, and physically see the old vehicles from bicycles, motorbikes to armoury vehicles and understand the different arms of service of the South African defence and the few battles they fought....More

Thank selby v
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Reviewed 13 April 2018

The Museum has something for everyone, too look at. Just to let you know the museum has two halls of artifacts that you can NOT take pictures of displays.

Thank Bruce S
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Reviewed 10 April 2018

This is a great eye opener into the history of the World War and how Africa played a role. You have to see this to see how far we have come with our level of ingenuity.

Thank Mufken1
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Reviewed 1 April 2018

I expected a much more biased view - but yes, there is the story of ther Boeers who refused to join in the 2nd WW as they did not want to fight their German relatives... some where put to court and lost their lifes. A...More

Thank FOL-1003
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

So much of history and a world of information. I found that I could have spent more time there as there was so much to read and see. Definitely a must for people who like history. It made me appreciate people from previous era's who...More

Thank cherylkV5998HD
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Reviewed 21 February 2018 via mobile

My latest visit to the museum lasted more than four hours and I have been here so many times I cannot remember. The museum is notable for many one of a kind exhibits. See photo attached of a Spitfire Mk V! They also have a...More

Thank Norman E
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lize2026
30 April 2017|
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R40 for adults and R30 for children
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6 April 2017|
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Absolutely. There is a small coffee shop that can do toasted sarmies and ice creams there. Also a collectibles shop if you are looking for that special momento.
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