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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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“world war” (14 reviews)
“on display” (25 reviews)
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20 Erlswold Way | Saxonwold, Johannesburg 2132, South Africa
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+27 11 646 5513
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"world war"
in 14 reviews
"on display"
in 25 reviews
"fighter planes"
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 africa"
in 7 reviews
"weapons"
in 34 reviews
"tanks"
in 68 reviews
"wars"
in 30 reviews
"spitfire"
in 16 reviews
"army"
in 10 reviews
"ww2"
in 17 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
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Reviewed May 25, 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
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Reviewed May 21, 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
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Reviewed May 12, 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
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Reviewed May 9, 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

Thank Palek
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Reviewed May 1, 2018

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 April 17, 2018 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 April 12, 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 April 9, 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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April 30, 2017|
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R40 for adults and R30 for children
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April 5, 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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