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South African National Museum of Military History

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Address: 20 Erlswold Way | Saxonwold, Johannesburg 2132, South Africa
Phone Number: 27 011 646 5513
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9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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This large museum contains mostly military-related records, journals,...

This large museum contains mostly military-related records, journals, weapons and photographs that depict the nation’s participation in large-scale conflicts.

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Sandton, South Africa
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Sandton, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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

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Centurion, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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.

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Hartswater, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 clearly labelled. There was an extensive display of the development of electronics within the military... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Over the past 6 years I have visited the museum six times. It remains a highlight and very well kept. Additional pieces are added every now and again. Entry is very reasonable and the areas very safe. If I remember correctly, there are annual expo's the 1st week in Aug. If you enjoy military stuff - GO!!!

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Thank AHidler
Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What an amazing place with fascinating military equipment varying from airplanes, tanks, canons and uniforms. Was nice to realize that we live in 21st century :)

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Nairobi, Kenya
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is obviously a pre-democracy museum in serious need of updating. The contents is impressive, given the size and range of the exhibits. There is little modern here, no interactive displays and probably quite boring for children.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have been visiting this museum for over 50 years and never fail to be impressed. One of the most visited museums in Johannesburg for all ages. The collection is amazing and you can never see everything. If you have any interest in history do not miss this one

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

it allows us to both learn and teach of the history of this country's conflict, both internally and on a international front for peace

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This relatively small museum punches well above it's weight. It has been very well curated and conatins world class exhibits. The library is excellent. The librarian is very well informed and particlarly helpfull. I happened to be researching into the 4th South African Armoured Car regiment and it's activities in WW2. The librarian knew a lot about this and the... More 

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