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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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An amble down memory lane

A user friendly, very well laid out and maintained exhibitions covering numerous battles and wars... read more

Reviewed 18 October 2016
Johannesburg, South Africa
SA National Museum of Military History - Saxonwold, JHB

Whilst not dwelling on the false glories of war, the museum has a great collection of the equipment... read more

Reviewed 18 October 2016
Bob B
Johannesburg, South Africa
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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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20 Erlswold Way | Saxonwold, Johannesburg 2132, South Africa
+27 11 646 5513
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Reviewed 18 October 2016

A user friendly, very well laid out and maintained exhibitions covering numerous battles and wars. Absolutely first class

Thank rosspaulak
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Whilst not dwelling on the false glories of war, the museum has a great collection of the equipment and tools used during the conflicts of WW1, WW2 and other African conflicts. From planes to tanks, artillery to hand weapons the collection is a thought provoking...More

Thank Bob B
Reviewed 18 October 2016

A visit to the SANMMH makes an impact on you - all the militaria that you usually only see in black and white documentaries are displayed in all their glory in this museum. If you have a guide to tell you more about the items,...More

Thank yvettedejager
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Very interesting to see old military uniforms, weapons and vehicles. Children can also play on some old stuff. Great for kids parties.

Thank elmienj2016
Reviewed 11 October 2016

In 1964 I did part of my SAAF National Service at CFS in Dunnottar. I can recall wandering into a hangar on return from guard duty, and seeing a Feissler Storch and an ME262, covered in dust, and flat tyres. I sat in the cockpit...More

Thank Malcolm T
Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

I needed to spend some boy time with my son having had a Sorbet session with my daughter. The war museum was amazing. He loved seeing bombs and real fighter jets from War! It's in good condition and well looked after. What was missing is...More

Thank Michelle a
Reviewed 21 September 2016

If you love War history then this is perfect for you, well looked after and a lot of information and history. I may not be a history enthusiastic, but my boyfriend is and he felt like he had died and gone to heaven, we were...More

Thank Mary O
Reviewed 13 September 2016

I attend annual veteran memeorial services at the SA National Mil Museum and find the overall area clean and accessable. The displays are interesting and well maintained. The entrance security are however unfriendly and surly.

Thank JohnXxxx
Reviewed 6 September 2016

A lot of memorabilia, but becoming a little bit tired. One senses that the current staff have little interest in the subject matter, but they are polite enough. Perhaps too much to see in depth in one visit, so I'll be making another sortie again...More

Thank Rob S
Reviewed 4 September 2016

Even though we are not into military particulary, we started outside looking at the tanks, planes etc, before moving inside. What we did not realise that there was a lot more to see that we had at first thought - a second exhibition hall was...More

Thank kaw118
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30 April 2017|
Response from Wellnessanne |
R40 for adults and R30 for children
6 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.