South African National Museum of Military History
Filled with tanks, bombs and aircrafts, this museum is a history buff’s dream come true. The South African National Museum of Military History
originally opened in 1947 to mark the country's involvement in the Second World War. In 1975, the museum was updated to include the history of all military conflicts that South Africa has been participated in, thus transforming the museum into a comprehensive historical attraction.
Delve deeper into military history
The military history of South Africa is long and vast, encompassing years of: civil wars, battles of aggression and self-defense, territorial disputes, world wars, and modern international conflicts. The South African Museum of Military History aims to explore the country’s military history by providing a detailed history of the country's military past through a number of areas and exhibits. The museum features a German aircraft hall, several exhibits around the Anglo Boer War and a gun park exhibiting various firearms from all over the world.
Exploring the region
The grounds of the museum also include a large memorial designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens, the British architect who is best known or known for his role in designing and building a section of New Delhi, India.
The museum, which is close to the craft market at Rosebank Mall, the Kim Sacks gallery
and the Johannesburg Zoo
, is located only a few minutes away from the Park Inn Sandton Hotel.
Our business hotel in Sandton is the ideal spot to begin your adventure in Johannesburg and enjoy the rich tapestry of cultural attraction that the city has to offer. With 273 comfortable rooms, free high speed internet, fitness centre, popular restaurant and more, you can feel confident that the hotel will meet both your business and leisure needs.