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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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Fun outing with the Family

What a well maintained and interesting museum. Great exhibits, rich in history. Kids had lots of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lynton C
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Magnificent museum

This is a truly world-class museum. Apart from the unique exhibits like the Messerschmidt ME262 and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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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.
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good38%
  • Average6%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“world war” (14 reviews)
“jet fighter” (6 reviews)
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20 Erlswold Way | Saxonwold, Johannesburg 2132, South Africa
+27 11 646 5513
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank AfricanZombieHunter
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank adamschris
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 12 August 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 Ozymandias2000
Reviewed 5 August 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

1  Thank ptaipale
Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

Great museum well maintained and well preserved A great way to spend at the very least a half a day. I recommend more time to really appreciate all the displays

Thank Gavin W
Reviewed 23 July 2017

If you love the military and air force like my husband and son, this would be the place to go... It shares the history of our country, World War and has actual aircrafts and military tanks from way back in time.

Thank Linda294Dorasamy
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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.