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South African Airways Museum Society

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Small museum , but interesting variery of aircraft

Not a massive museum - but a mecca if you are an aviation enthusiast. Most of the exhibits are... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
A380ManchesterUK
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Manchester UK
Aviation Enthusiasts Mecca

Wow, what a great static display of Boeing 747’s, with DC 3 and DC 4, and so much more... read more

Reviewed December 12, 2018
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Civil Aviation Museum collecting and preserving the history of South African civil aviation. Open to the public.
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Off Dakota Crescent, Transvaal Aviation Club building | Rand Airport, Germiston 1401, South Africa
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+27 76 879 5044
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not a massive museum - but a mecca if you are an aviation enthusiast. Most of the exhibits are stored outside. Nice to be able to go inside both a B747 Jumbo and B737. A small hangar houses 3 or 4 other aircraft. Not all...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed December 12, 2018 via mobile

Wow, what a great static display of Boeing 747’s, with DC 3 and DC 4, and so much more! Mind-boggling. Any aviation enthusiast will be blown away by the exhibits. Expert volunteers are eager to answer questions and there is lots to see and do....More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed July 1, 2018

We made a special effort to get here as the website indicated that there was a relatively large selection of aircraft to look at. When we got there, there was only 6 aircraft on display, of which only 3 were of interest. I asked where...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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SAAMuseum, Owner at South African Airways Museum Society, responded to this reviewResponded July 2, 2018

Hi Gadam_13, thanks for your feed back, I'm sorry you were disappointed. Our website does indeed indicate which aircraft are static display and which are operational. Our operational aircraft, a DC-3 and two DC-4s, are operated by Skyclass Aviation based at Rand Airport. The general...More

Reviewed June 27, 2018

This is a really interesting outing for anyone that enjoys planes.Children seem to love as you can also get on to some of the planes. There is a small pub / Restuarant nearby or you can finish off by going to Rand airport and watching...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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SAAMuseum, Owner at South African Airways Museum Society, responded to this reviewResponded June 28, 2018

Thank you Kevin, glad you enjoyed! Kind regards, Jaws

Reviewed February 17, 2018

We visited the SAA Museum on a sunny Saturday afternoon and we came away with some lovely photos and lovelier memories. The place although small is very well maintained, neat and clean. The entry fees are very affordable (R25 for my son, R40 per adult)...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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SAAMuseum, Owner at South African Airways Museum Society, responded to this reviewResponded February 19, 2018

Thank you, appreciate the feedback. Kind regards, John.

Reviewed February 17, 2018 via mobile

My son is crazy about planes and he enjoyed our impromptu visit. There is a lot to see but things are slightly disorganised. We would have love am opportunity to sit in a cockpit but this was seemingly only allowed in one simulator and the...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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SAAMuseum, Owner at South African Airways Museum Society, responded to this reviewResponded February 19, 2018

We're a volunteer organisation and try our best. The museum is a constant work in progress and yes activities for children are in the pipeline. It's a fine balance between restoring newly acquired exhibits, looking after/maintaining our existing exhibits and designing and building new ones....More

Reviewed December 22, 2017

Anyone interested in planes will love this open air museum. Many old planes on display. Climb aboard an SAA plane, visit the cockpit, sit in the engine, experience its sheer size. Great for young kids, teens, Scouts, school groups etc

Date of experience: January 2017
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Reviewed November 6, 2017

Took my small kids on a Sunday. They loved it. Where else do they get to run up and down the aisle of a 747? Affordable entrance fees and free tours by airplane enthusiasts and former pilots.

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed October 26, 2017

I visited the museum for the first time on the 12th October with my brother in law who was on holiday from the UK. We were very impressed the the inside and out side exhibits. Been able to walk through the cabin of the 747...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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SAAMuseum, Chairman at South African Airways Museum Society, responded to this reviewResponded October 31, 2017

Hello "barycat", Appreciate the feedback, thank you very much! Kind regards, Jaws John Austin-Williams

Reviewed September 26, 2017

Quite an experience to view the inside of a Boeing 747 at a leisurely pace and to gain access to its flight simulator as well. There are a couple of other aircraft on the premises, one of them is a wreck and another is not...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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