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South African National Museum of Military History

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Address: 20 Erlswold Way | Saxonwold, Johannesburg 2132, South Africa
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+27 11 646 5513
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09:00 - 16:30
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 16:30
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This large museum contains mostly military-related records, journals,...

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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Very well presented exhibition

This is a very well laid out and presented museum, with a very wide and diverse range of exhibits, ranging from personal weapons and uniforms through to cannons, howitzers, tanks... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 May 2016
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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49 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2016

This is a very well laid out and presented museum, with a very wide and diverse range of exhibits, ranging from personal weapons and uniforms through to cannons, howitzers, tanks and aircraft. On display is the nightfighter version of the Me-262 jet fighter, the only surviving example in the world. Johannesburg zoo is conveniently right next door for those wanting... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016 via mobile

It has been a while some any of us were here and we were very pleased to see that the condition of all the exhibits was world class. A diverse range of exhibits made for an interesting time out at the museum. We remembered there being a coffee shop at one stage, but it seems to have closed.

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Marlborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016

This is an excellent museum that is well laid out with many exhibits - well worth a visit for a couple of hours.

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White River, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016

I was so pleased when visiting in December, to find that the Military Museum has been well maintained and even improved on. There are interactive exhibits for kids and we saw several parties going on...such a lovely garden for them, and fun to clamber over those guns and tanks and things. We particularly enjoyed the well planned exhibits and brief... More 

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Thank PageandPaint
South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016

The upkeep of the venue are to be comended , the displays are done bautifully and there is more rare items that you can even think is possible. The displays are done very well and you can easily spend throo hours wakling through all the halls ans items. This is worth the visit. You can even enter the Zoo from... More 

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Thank RiaanSouthAfrica
Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

We did a family outing to take our two grandsons to see the museum as both are obsessed with tanks & planes. I must say we all thoroughly enjoyed the outing, my husband was fascinated with the collection stirring memories for him of his time in the military. It is a really interesting & informative collection indeed.

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Thank rozzie1Joburg
Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2016

Brilliant historic attraction, take some extra cash for souvenirs and books. Great historic informative museum on the SA military history.

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Thank RudiDu
Johannesburg, RSA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

The museum is extremely well kept and offers a wide range of memorabilia from various wars. The displays are arranged thoughtfully with interesting facts. The big aeroplanes and tanks are amazing for both young and old.

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Thank Carin D
Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

We hold monthly meetings at the museum and it is nice to take a stroll through the exhibitions afterwards. It has a little coffeeshop that does the basics. A nice place to walk through.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2016 via mobile

Not just SA, but world history in an extremely neat and clean museum. Informative and interesting. We were pleasantly surprised and had a great family outing.

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