Gauteng Museums

The smallest of South Africa's 9 provinces, Gauteng is the commercial and industrial powerhouse of the country. Show on Map

Destinations in Gauteng


City Sightseeing Joburg & Soweto

Where? Braamfontein
City Sightseeing Joburg and Soweto is a fun and fascinating Red City Tour and Soweto Combo Tour in red double-decker buses along an awe-inspiring circular route through the Johannesburg CBD. This exciting ...

Lindfield Victorian House Museum

Where? Auckland Park
The Lindfield Victorian House Museum is a living museum with the owner, Katharine Love, living in the house as well as overseeing the day-to-day running of the museum. The museum offers one the opportunity to ...

Visit Smuts House Museum

Where? Irene
As the original home of General Jan Christian Smuts and his family, this museum is an important part of the South African heritage. Smuts, also known as Oubaas (‘old boss’ in Afrikaans), was a general (on the ...

'Meet' Danie Theron

Where? Groenkoof
Danie Theron (1872 - 1900) was a hero of the Anglo-Boer War. A scouting chief, he was named by Lord Charles of the opposing British side as 'the hardest thorn in the flesh of British advance'. He now takes a ...

Askari Lodge Museum

Where? Doornhoek
Situated within the Gala Hall is our museum. Askari Lodge boasts one of the largest private collections of ox wagons, carts and other animal drawn vehicles from the period 1800 to 1900. Tools and other ...

Hechter-Shulz Museum

Where? Boksburg
The Hechter-Schulz Afroculture Museum and Study Centre is a private museum that is run by Naomi Hechter-Schultz and can be found in Boksburg's industrial centre. You need to contact Naomi in order to book a ...

Explore the Museum of Military History

Where? Saxonwold
Visit the Museum of Military History in Saxonwold. Although relics of war are not everyone’s cup of tea, this museum is very popular. Besides examples of tanks and aircrafts (a Messerschmitt Me-262 jet is ...

Fort Schanskop

Where? Groenkoof
Fort Schanskop situated on a hillside of Pretoria was designed by Germans architects to protect Pretoria against possible attacks from the Johannesburg railway line and national road. The fort was the ...

Sharpeville Township and Memorial

Where? Vereeniging
Sharpville Township holds many sad memories and is home to the memorial at the human rights precinct. In 1960 during apartheid a large unarmed group headed to the police station with the intent of ...

Pretoria Art Museum

Where? Arcadia
The Pretoria Art Museum is an art museum of world renown, specialising in South African art. Their mission is collecting, documenting and conserving outstanding examples of mainly South African art; ...

Visit the Adler Museum of Medicine

Where? Parktown
Learn about early medicine at the Adler Museum of Medicine. Established in 1962 by Dr Cyril and Mrs Esther Adler who together collected a truly remarkable private collection of medical and pharmacological ...

Visit The Mandela House

Where? Soweto
The Mandela House is a museum exhibiting the research, presentation, preservation, legacy aadn of course the heritage of the Mandela family. Learn all about President Mandela’s journey in life, the ...

McHardy House Museum

Where? Cullinan
A visit to the McHardy House in Cullinan is a step back in time. All of the guides are members of the Cullinan Heritage Society and will ensure you have a wonderful visit. The museum is closed on Tuesdays but ...

Visit Liliesleaf in Rivonia

Where? Rivonia
Liliesleaf is an interactive and historical experience situated in the leafy suburb of Rivonia. The Liliesleaf farm was key to the political and military policies and strategies of the ANC during Apartheid. ...

Department of Historical Papers

Where? Johannesburg
The Department of Historical Papers was established in 1966 and is located in the William Cullen Library of the University of the Witwatersrand. Historical Papers is one of the largest and most comprehensive ...

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