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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)
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20 Erlswold Way | Saxonwold, Johannesburg 2132, South Africa
+27 11 646 5513
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Reviewed 23 February 2017

The museum has an amazing collection of weapons, artillery, uniforms and medals from all of the wars that South African troops have been involved in with heaps of information on each of the exhibits. There does not appear to be any particular order of the...More

Thank bmh60
Reviewed 14 February 2017

This is the place to take your children and grand children to. Has a vast number of exhibits ranging from small arms development to the famed G5 cannon.

Thank Mike S
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Really an awesome display of old military hardware from various wars in SA's History. Really worthwhile to visit

Thank Wilimiec
Reviewed 13 February 2017

great venue, lots of war memorial artifacts, interesting to see the heavy machinery that war used, great area nice just to spend the day with the family.

Thank SHAKES786
Reviewed 5 February 2017

I have visited this outstanding museum on more than one occasion and it has a wide enough range of military, both army and airforce, memorabilia to satisfy all tastes and all ages. Well presented and visitor friendly allowing you to wander at will and to...More

Thank Douglas C
Reviewed 1 February 2017

This is a must see for anybody that has an interest in military history. It is situated right next to the zoo with easy access from the M1, Oxford Rd or Jan Smuts Ave. There is plenty of free secure parking right outside. Entrance costs...More

Thank Howard L
Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

Definitely money well spent! Our family of 5 enjoyed seeing the planes, canons, tanks and uniforms...my 12 year old son loved every moment. It was great to see the recent military campaigns in which our Dads and Uncles participated...much respect to those who served. Spent...More

Thank LeeSmiRSA
Reviewed 28 January 2017

There are guns. There are Military ground and air vehicles. There is history to be learned. This will keep you busy for the better part of a day. Also right next to the Joburg Zoo and the Lake which is a perfect spot for a...More

Thank MariusJacobs
Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

The BEST experience ever. Now this is what a museum should look like. Clean and fun. Sooooo much to see. Amazing. Recommend this museum to everyone. So worth the trip with the little money you pay.

Thank WeirdoQiie
Reviewed 10 January 2017

Venue has hall for hire. Makes a good setting for kids birthday parties.Or you could go as day visitor. Lots of old restored army tanks and some aeroplanes on display. Nice if you appreciate and or interested in such machinery and war history. Overall visit...More

Thank Yusuf T
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30 April 2017|
Response from Wellnessanne |
R40 for adults and R30 for children
5 April 2017|
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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.