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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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“world war” (14 reviews)
“on display” (25 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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"world war"
in 14 reviews
"on display"
in 25 reviews
"fighter planes"
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 africa"
in 7 reviews
"weapons"
in 33 reviews
"tanks"
in 67 reviews
"wars"
in 29 reviews
"spitfire"
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"army"
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"ww2"
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Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

This museum had quiet a collection of weapons and artifacts. I did not enjoy the setup, I found it to be rather uninformative. My first impression was that they plonked all this old memorabilia amongst 3-4 rooms and inserted a plaque with about 900 words...More

Thank misskittycat666
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Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

If you have any interest in military history and like the odd quirky exhibit this is the place for you. They have a varied collection well set out and accessible both physically and in terms of information.

Thank Kay L
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Reviewed 1 March 2017

neat and tidy. Very detailed exhibitions and good information. Great museum and the monument is very beautiful.

Thank 812armandb
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Reviewed 27 February 2017

We visited here because the weather was awful and it was a close option to the hotel. Pleasant enough time to spend a couple of hours. Lots to see and very informative. Good for young children

Thank BenjyLondon_UK
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Reviewed 24 February 2017

It is a great physical record of south african military. there are examples of guns and tanks from many wars and eras. there are even a few the kids can climb on. There is also more detailed information on uniforms and differnt groups.

Thank kerrysidwellwilson
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Reviewed 23 February 2017

The museum has an amazing collection of weapons, artillery, uniforms and medals from all of the wars that South African troops have been involved in with heaps of information on each of the exhibits. There does not appear to be any particular order of the...More

Thank bmh60
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Reviewed 14 February 2017

This is the place to take your children and grand children to. Has a vast number of exhibits ranging from small arms development to the famed G5 cannon.

Thank Mike S
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Reviewed 14 February 2017

Really an awesome display of old military hardware from various wars in SA's History. Really worthwhile to visit

Thank Wilimiec
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Reviewed 13 February 2017

great venue, lots of war memorial artifacts, interesting to see the heavy machinery that war used, great area nice just to spend the day with the family.

Thank SHAKES786
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Reviewed 5 February 2017

I have visited this outstanding museum on more than one occasion and it has a wide enough range of military, both army and airforce, memorabilia to satisfy all tastes and all ages. Well presented and visitor friendly allowing you to wander at will and to...More

Thank Douglas C
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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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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.
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