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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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A great place to take boys!

I needed to spend some boy time with my son having had a Sorbet session with my daughter. The war... read more

Reviewed 27 September 2016
Michelle a
via mobile
Very well Looked after and alot to see

If you love War history then this is perfect for you, well looked after and a lot of information... read more

Reviewed 21 September 2016
Mary O
Centurion, Gauteng, South Africa
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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” (13 reviews)
“on display” (23 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 27 September 2016 via mobile

I needed to spend some boy time with my son having had a Sorbet session with my daughter. The war museum was amazing. He loved seeing bombs and real fighter jets from War! It's in good condition and well looked after. What was missing is...More

Thank Michelle a
Reviewed 21 September 2016

If you love War history then this is perfect for you, well looked after and a lot of information and history. I may not be a history enthusiastic, but my boyfriend is and he felt like he had died and gone to heaven, we were...More

Thank Mary O
Reviewed 13 September 2016

I attend annual veteran memeorial services at the SA National Mil Museum and find the overall area clean and accessable. The displays are interesting and well maintained. The entrance security are however unfriendly and surly.

Thank JohnXxxx
Reviewed 6 September 2016

A lot of memorabilia, but becoming a little bit tired. One senses that the current staff have little interest in the subject matter, but they are polite enough. Perhaps too much to see in depth in one visit, so I'll be making another sortie again...More

Thank RobSharman
Reviewed 4 September 2016

Even though we are not into military particulary, we started outside looking at the tanks, planes etc, before moving inside. What we did not realise that there was a lot more to see that we had at first thought - a second exhibition hall was...More

Thank kaw118
Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

This is an good place to visit of you love the history of wars and South-African army and world war history they have a bit of everything that you can think about

Thank stevenlee007
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Surprisingly good museum. A lot of tanks, cannons, aircrafts and even submarine are shown at the exposition. A lot of historical uniform etc

Thank Vaeringjar
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Interesting exhibits. Excellent restaurant. Clean facilities. Very well managed museum. Especially enjoyed by young families. Little boys will have the best time of their lives.

Thank Elmarie J
Reviewed 22 August 2016

Very interesting place to visit. So much to see. Beautiful garden. Bench's placed so you can sit. A real eye opener. A must if you can

Thank Dina H
Reviewed 15 August 2016

A really well maintained museum with some great exhibits. It has one of the few Messerschmidt 262 jet aircraft in the world on display as well as a number of really interesting pieces. On suggestion would be to ensure the items in the halls are...More

Thank chillier455
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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.