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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 33 reviews
"tanks"
in 67 reviews
"wars"
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"spitfire"
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"army"
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"ww2"
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Reviewed November 4, 2017 via mobile

Military history museum situated on 22 Erlworld Way in Randburg Johannesburg. Includes in its displays Aircrafts, weapons, vehicles, clothing and a host of other military collections and a library it is huge you need a few days to go through everything - It includes all...More

Thank Jabu M
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Reviewed October 24, 2017

I have been there on two occasions, and it was an exceptionally pleasant experience on both occasions

Thank Leon M
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Reviewed October 13, 2017 via mobile

What a well maintained and interesting museum. Great exhibits, rich in history. Kids had lots of fun and got to see war machines of yesteryear.

Thank Lynton C
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Reviewed October 6, 2017

This is a truly world-class museum. Apart from the unique exhibits like the Messerschmidt ME262 and the G5 there are countless interesting exhibits that can't but be fascinating. The museum is a bit rambling, and can be a tad disjointed, but there has been a...More

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Reviewed October 2, 2017

This is one of the best kept museums in Gauteng and is well worth a visit, particularly if you have even a glancing interest in the wars involving South African forces. The museum complex adjoins the Johannesburg Zoo in Saxonwold, and looks out onto the...More

Thank Christo D
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Reviewed September 25, 2017

I have taken a number of guests to this museum . It is very well situated and well maintained . It has a comprehensive set of exhibits that well represent the aspects of the countries military history - worth a visit

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Reviewed September 25, 2017

I'm not a military man. My brother, my nephews and my son love it. Still, by the end I was really taken by the range of machines on display and the interesting supporting descriptions.

Thank robr590
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Reviewed September 24, 2017

The museum has a fascinating collection of vehicles, planes and weaponry. Unfortunately it's not very well laid out and while I'd recommend the visit it could be so much better with a bit of organisation.

Thank mneylon
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Reviewed August 12, 2017

This museum is a hidden treasure near the Johannesburg Zoo. I was not sure what to expect because of South Africa's troubled past with Apartheid. However, as a history buff, I was very happy to see the fighter planes from WW2. There are many interesting...More

Thank Ozymandias2009
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Reviewed August 5, 2017

The place has some very remarkable hardware on display. I hadn't looked it up ahead, just went in, and was just blown away when I walked into a hall which had a downed Bf-109, a pristine condition Fw-190 and, to top it all, a completely...More

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R40 for adults and R30 for children
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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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