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South African National Museum of Military History

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“world war”(14 reviews)
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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20 Erlswold Way | Saxonwold, Johannesburg 2132, South Africa
+27 11 646 5513
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All reviews on display world war fighter planes extensive collection great exhibits jan smuts johannesburg zoo couple of hours south africa weapons tanks wars spitfire ww2 conflict messerschmitt submarine
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a really fantastic museum. The ME262 is so rare and so special. I’ve been visiting this museum since I was a kid and it’s never stopped being gripping and exciting. A world class museum.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Marc L
Reviewed 11 November 2018

I love military stuff so had to come here to see what they have. It was worth the visit. Best way to get here is by the Hop On Hop Off Big Red Bus.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank DMStraveler7865
Reviewed 28 October 2018 via mobile

A great few hours of South African Military History. A comprehensive collection of military artifacts from over 100 years ago up until present day. Take your time and enjoy the history.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ScottClanZA
Reviewed 28 September 2018

Interesting day out, with friends.Even the old cars was something to see. A must see for all children.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank BackPacker494559
Reviewed 22 September 2018

My shool buddy and I often visited back in the 60's as we were very interested in WW11 as both our fathers served in that war. The equipment on display has changed over the years to include SANDF equipment from later years. My buddy who...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank AGW33
Reviewed 18 September 2018

We enjoyed visiting this Museum very much. It houses an amazing collection of war memorabilia. Near Johannesburg Zoo.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Hannelie S
Reviewed 30 August 2018

An excellent history and tribute to South Africa’s military history from the colonial, thru apartied and into democracy that has only gotten better over time which is a bit unusual here. A rebalanced telling of the military history from the perspective of all sides in...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank georgegL1288US
Reviewed 30 July 2018

The museum contains a large number of interesting exhibits displayed over a sizable indoor/outdoor area. The exhibits include a number of iconic WW1, but mainly WW2 Allied and Axis aircraft. on display are a couple of Messerschmitt Bf109's, an FW 190, ME 262, Spitfires, Hurricane,...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank David S
Reviewed 12 July 2018 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!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Shelley J
Reviewed 1 July 2018 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!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Ray S
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1 November 2018|
Response from AGW33 | Reviewed this property |
I did not host a kids party. It is ok if the kids are interested in learning a bit of military history for a hour or so. It is a museum so not the place to run around making a noise. There is a lot of open ground outside the... More
30 April 2017|
Response from Wellnessanne |
R40 for adults and R30 for children