|THE SOUTH AFRICAN NATIONAL MUSEUM OF MILITARY HISTORY
The South African National Museum of Military History, situated in Johannesburg in the Province of Gauteng, is the only museum of its kind in South Africa. It provides a nucleus of Museum and military history expertise in southern Africa.
The Museum's collection of more than 44 000 items are divided into 37 separate categories and include the official South African war art (mentioned above) and photograph collections. The aviation collection contains some of the rarest aircraft in the world. For example, the Me 262 B-1a/U1 on display is the only night fighter version of this aircraft still in existence
Some 80 000 visitors attend the Museum each year. The South African National Defence Force sends over thirty groups to the Museum a year and, on average, 162 schools visit the Museum annually. The Museum is responsible for the provision of exhibits and their curation at the Delville Wood Commemorative Museum in France.
Daily from 09.00 to 16.30 (excluding Good Friday and Christmas Day)
ADMISSION CHARGES: (subject to change)
Scholars with programme R10.00
All other children R10.00
WHERE WE ARE
The Museum is situated in Erlswold Way in the northern Johannesburg suburb of Saxonwold adjacent to the Johannesburg Zoo and close to the recreational area of Zoo Lake. It is easily accessible by road from the Pretoria-Witwatersrand-Vaal Triangle and a number of bus routes pass close by. There is ample parking for the motorist.
Republic of South Africa
Tel: +27 011 646 5513
Fax: +27 011 646 5256