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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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“on display” (25 reviews)
“world war” (13 reviews)
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20 Erlswold Way | Saxonwold, Johannesburg 2132, South Africa
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+27 11 646 5513
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"on display"
in 25 reviews
"world war"
in 13 reviews
"fighter planes"
in 4 reviews
"fighting vehicles"
in 4 reviews
"extensive collection"
in 4 reviews
"great exhibits"
in 5 reviews
"jan smuts"
in 6 reviews
"johannesburg zoo"
in 12 reviews
"well worth the visit"
in 5 reviews
"few hours"
in 8 reviews
"couple of hours"
in 6 reviews
"south africans"
in 6 reviews
"weapons"
in 33 reviews
"tanks"
in 65 reviews
"wars"
in 28 reviews
"spitfire"
in 15 reviews
"army"
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I've learnt about the old techniques and equipment that was used by the old military, and physically see the old vehicles from bicycles, motorbikes to armoury vehicles and understand the different arms of service of the South African defence and the few battles they fought....More

Thank selby v
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Museum has something for everyone, too look at. Just to let you know the museum has two halls of artifacts that you can NOT take pictures of displays.

Thank Bruce S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great eye opener into the history of the World War and how Africa played a role. You have to see this to see how far we have come with our level of ingenuity.

Thank Mufken1
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I expected a much more biased view - but yes, there is the story of ther Boeers who refused to join in the 2nd WW as they did not want to fight their German relatives... some where put to court and lost their lifes. A...More

Thank FOL-1003
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

So much of history and a world of information. I found that I could have spent more time there as there was so much to read and see. Definitely a must for people who like history. It made me appreciate people from previous era's who...More

Thank cherylkV5998HD
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Reviewed 21 February 2018 via mobile

My latest visit to the museum lasted more than four hours and I have been here so many times I cannot remember. The museum is notable for many one of a kind exhibits. See photo attached of a Spitfire Mk V! They also have a...More

Thank Norman E
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Reviewed 12 February 2018

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

Thank Heather T
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Reviewed 11 February 2018 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
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Reviewed 25 January 2018

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
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Reviewed 25 January 2018

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
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lize2026
30 April 2017|
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R40 for adults and R30 for children
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5 April 2017|
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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.
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