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South African National Museum of Military History

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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.
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20 Erlswold Way | Saxonwold, Johannesburg 2132, South Africa
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All reviewson displayworld warfighter planesextensive collectiongreat exhibitsjan smutsjohannesburg zoowell worth the visitfew hourscouple of hourssouth africaweaponstankswarsspitfireww2conflict
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Reviewed yesterday

My shool buddy and I often visited back in the 60's as we were very interested in WW11 as both our fathers served in that war. The equipment on display has changed over the years to include SANDF equipment from later years. My buddy who...More

Thank AGW33
Reviewed 5 days ago

We enjoyed visiting this Museum very much. It houses an amazing collection of war memorabilia. Near Johannesburg Zoo.

Thank Hannelie S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An excellent history and tribute to South Africa’s military history from the colonial, thru apartied and into democracy that has only gotten better over time which is a bit unusual here. A rebalanced telling of the military history from the perspective of all sides in...More

Thank George G
Reviewed 30 July 2018

The museum contains a large number of interesting exhibits displayed over a sizable indoor/outdoor area. The exhibits include a number of iconic WW1, but mainly WW2 Allied and Axis aircraft. on display are a couple of Messerschmitt Bf109's, an FW 190, ME 262, Spitfires, Hurricane,...More

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Reviewed 12 July 2018 via mobile

My son and I visited the military museum yesterday and were amazed at the magnificent displays. Our favourite was seeing the german war planes up close. What a lovely outing!

Thank Shelley J
Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile

Wow what a museum with amazing displays of tanks aircraft weapons clothing and history. So much crammed into this museum. Well worth a visit you can spend hours here!

Thank Ray S
Reviewed 26 May 2018

We stumbled across this during our stay and spent several hours here. If you are in to military and history then you will love this place. Its probably one of the largest general displays I have seen and the machines are all in great condition....More

Thank Paul E
Reviewed 22 May 2018

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
Reviewed 12 May 2018 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
Reviewed 9 May 2018

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

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lize2026
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R40 for adults and R30 for children
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Response from Mike S | Reviewed this property |
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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