South African National Museum of Military History, Johannesburg

Military Museum · Hidden Gem · Museum
Founded in 1947 to record South Africa's involvement in World War II, South African National Museum of Military History quickly expanded to cover all conflicts the country was ever involved in. Exhibited items include official records, photographs, weapons, and other artifacts from various battles and wars. Be sure to take a look at the Boer War Memorial, which is dedicated to all who lost their lives during this late 19th-century conflict. Take a look at our Johannesburg tour planning tool to schedule your visit to South African National Museum of Military History and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • The museum is well maintained, was nice and quiet, and full of things to look at. So a nice visit in that sense. But, I really struggled to enjoy it because there was so little interpretation...  more »
  • Fantastic. Everything you visit there is a new exhibit. Some of the rarest and best preserved militeria are on display here. The Museum, is well laid out, exhibits are well described, the facilities.....  more »
  • A good museum with good exhibits. Well laid out and a easy to enjoy both inside and out. Well worth a visit  more »
  • Incredible experience. From tanks to planes. You name it they have it. Take a detailed tour though some of histories engineering marvels. Museum is conveniently located and affordable. R 30 entrance for kids and double for adults. Able to actually get into many of the vehicles. Great day out for the family.
  • If you are a historian or just like to visit museums in general and are interested in history you need to visit this place. You will spend hours on end walking through the museum looking around and be breathless at the amount of time and effort spend to exhibit all there is to see. Would highly recommend to visit at least once.
  • A very interesting War museum that kept me fascinated for hours. well laid out in well kept gardens and exhibition halls. Well worth a visit if military vehicle, old aeroplanes and war history and memorabilia interest you.
  • This is a wonderful place to visit as it is interesting and extremely well looked after. We loved it and will definitely be back as there is so much to see that one visit doesn't give you enough time.
  • Fascinating place to visit. Wonderful history and amazing insight to wars and conflicts of the past! Great potential for a high school history class visit too!

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