South African National Museum Of Military HistoryCurrently Closed
- Address: 22 Erlswold Way, Randburg, 2132, South Africa, Johannesburg
- Timings: 09:00 am - 04:30 pm Details
- Phone: +27-116465513
- Ticket Price: 55 ZAR
- Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
- Tags: Military Museums
The South African National Museum of Military History was built as a national souvenir and preserve to commemorate the historical contributions of the South African nationals during the World War II. The premises of the Museum bear a monumental memorial, and a memorial foundation stone. The exhibitions of the Museum are spread over numerous specific sections.
It includes a German aircraft hall housing the fighter-crafts Messerschmitt versions Bf 109 and M2 262, along with a Focke-Wulf Fw 190. A special hall named the GE Brink Hall houses historic crafts of the Royal Aircraft Factory S.E.5, and Anglo Boer Warships. The park section named the Dan Pienaar Gun Park features the display of the gunnery used during the World War.
Various components of the artillery, including ammunitions from the Anglo-Zulu Wars, and other artillery are exhibited in the FB Adler Hall. The premises also include a large hall which houses the naval equipments and marine artillery.
- The Museum also features the preservation of armoured tanks and automobiles, such as the heavily used Churchill Tank and the Carro Veloce CV-35, along with the heavy firing howitzers of versions G5 and G6.
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11.83% of people who visit Johannesburg include South African National Museum Of Military History in their plan
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Anyone with an interest in South African military history will enjoy a visit. It had been a decade or more since my last visit, and the collection has grown. I was truly impressed with the museum, which covers the full range of South African military history and from both sides of each conflict. Information presented with each exhibit is well researched and contains interesting facts. I will be going back to visit again when in Johannesburg.
This place is surprising and has a lot more war exhibits than you would think. There is a hall full of planes, a hall of armoured vehicles and a hall with small tanks and guns. There is tons of memorabilia, medals, uniforms and exhibits in each hall. There are also more guns tanks and planes on show outside. This place is worth a visit.
Absolutely a must visit place. If you have an interest in war and memorabilia to the incredible engineering needed to make all the machines used in wartime. Incredible firearms collection that you would struggle to find any place else. Would have loved to share pictures but I was reprimanded by security as I lifted up my phone for some digital memories
Great bit of South African history. A well balanced representation of all wars / struggles that clearly seened to have plagued our country. Almost too much information but well worth the visit. The staff are friendly and helpful, with lectures taking place when you move around between the different exhibits. Good to see that all history is represented, no matter what the political orientation is and was. Would be nice to see, is a similar museum on nation building, as we have definitely ticked all the boxes when it comes to having spilt South African blood!!!
The fact that there is a ME-262 at this museum is a good enough reason to visit! Lots of World war 2 aircraft, tanks, weapons and equipment, as well as things from wars after. Very reasonably priced and kid friendly! Make sure to bring comfortable shoes and water.