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South African National Museum of Military History, Johannesburg

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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 of Military History was the only museum I visited during a two-week trip to South Africa due to the fact that the museums were closed due to the pandemic. On the day of departure, the... 
    The Museum of Military History was the only museum I visited during a two-week trip to South Africa due to the fact that the museums were closed due to the pandemic. On the day of departure, the...  more »
  • A great museum with a surprising amount to see - cannons, planes, submarines - all sorts of things. We spent 2 hours there, and could have spent longer (bypassed some of the photos, and smaller... 
    A great museum with a surprising amount to see - cannons, planes, submarines - all sorts of things. We spent 2 hours there, and could have spent longer (bypassed some of the photos, and smaller...  more »
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  • I was there about 14 years ago, took my two young boys on Sunday, we all enjoyed it, great experience for all. I had forgotten the scale and size if the planes and other military vehicles. All displays were wonderfully laid out and perfectly displayed. Reception staff were pleasant and welcoming.
  • I was a Service Provider at the Hall / Venue that is hired out at the Museum. It is an absolutely lovely venue to host an intimate get together. Well manicured lawns and the kids would love access to all the planes and tanks on-site. The hall caters for up to 300 guests. Clean bathrooms as well as a kitchen area to sort out your catering.

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