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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  • 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 »
  • The museum is well maintained, was nice and quiet, and full of things to look at. So a nice visit in that sense. But, I really struggled to enjoy it because there was so little interpretation... 
    The museum is well maintained, was nice and quiet, and full of things to look at. So a nice visit in that sense. But, I really struggled to enjoy it because there was so little interpretation...  more »
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  • Wow, surprisingly amazing and knowledgeable experience. Everything is reserved, restored and kept in mint condition. Friendly staff. Well worth doing for a family outing. My boys absolutely loved it.
  • Very impressed with the war museum and the neatness of the grassed area as well as the areas inside different hangers/halls. Very clean and very polite staff. Will definitely go back for another visit. I am a very proud South African.

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