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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.
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good39%
  • Average7%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“on display” (25 reviews)
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20 Erlswold Way | Saxonwold, Johannesburg 2132, South Africa
+27 11 646 5513
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Lots to see, but wasn't much for virtual learners like myself. Although was impressed with the aircraft.

Thank Heather T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stuck with two 8 year olds for a weekend, I was struggling with ideas. Sandton for movies, bike park in Fourways, but my wife and I decided on the Military museum in Saxonworld. What a slick experience. Clean, great interactive exhibit, spitfires and panza tanks...More

Thank nickkunze01
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Many interesting items to view. A large site and very well laid out, both inside and outside. Represents the SA involvement in the second world war but items go above and beyond that conflict. Small cafe inside which came in very useful. All entrance fees...More

Thank Brian G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This war museum has always been a great place of interest to visit for young and old alike, - and not just the males of the species! It is a good half day excursion or even longer with much of interest to read about, or...More

Thank Jenny H
Reviewed 14 January 2018

Ahh, im so in love with the history, sooooooooo soo good to have this memory. My grandfather lived in Johannesburg, so I had to visit the city and museum also. Keep doing it!

Thank marianascoll
Reviewed 10 January 2018

We popped on over to this museum without having to shift our car as it is so close-by the kids loved it as all boys do

Thank Zahraa M
Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

The “War Museum” is a wonderful collection of militaria. It is one of the best museums of its kind. The collection of aircraft of Axis and Allied origin is very good, with the only surviving ME 262 in night fighter configuration. (Source from the museum.)....More

Thank 1966Edmund
Reviewed 3 January 2018

one of the best war museums around. international standard. just sad that the seating and AV in the auditorium is so tatty. Children can sit in some of the exhibits. excellent war planes, tanks, medals, photos, guns, uniforms. set in beautiful surroundings.

Thank RichardDenise
Reviewed 8 November 2017

This one-of-a-kind museum, laid out in a tranquil garden setting, is a complete delight for anyone interested in military history. Well maintained, neat and tidy, in true military style! The museum covers most of South Africa’s military history and contains valuable items, some of which...More

1  Thank flashflash99
Reviewed 4 November 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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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.