Gauteng Museums

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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 ...

Mary Gunn Library

Where? Brummeria
Mary Gunn was a clerk in the Department of Agriculture’s Botany Division in 1916. She was assigned the mammoth job of establishing a botanical library in Pretoria. Today, her efforts reflect in this library’s ...

Tour de Soweto by Bicycle

Where? Soweto
Looking for a different way to explore Soweto? Jump on a bike at Lebo’s Soweto Backpackers for a guided tour of the places, people and culture. The tour starts at the hostel and travel through the township, ...

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 ...

National Library of South Africa

Where? Pretoria
The National Library of South Africa (NLSA) in Pretoria holds a collection of South African published books, rare manuscripts, maps, newspapers, technical reports as well as official foreign and government ...

The Cullinan Diamond Mine

Where? Cullinan
The stories and the chance to see diamonds on display is principally what draws people to the Cullinan Diamond Mine, and a number of tours are available for entering the mine shaft, hoist room, big hole, and ...

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 ...

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 ...

Bensusan Museum of Photography

Where? Newtown
The Bensusan Museum of Photography is home to a collection of rare and valuable precision-made photographic equipment. For example, a very early Daguerre camera - bought by his English rival, WH Fox Talbot, in ...

Wits Art Museum

Where? Braamfontein
A visit to the Wits Art Museum gives you the opportunity to explore and celebrate Africa’s unique heritage and discover a treasure trove of African art. Wits Art Museum was completed in May 2012 and is home ...

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 ...

Ditsong Museum of Natural History

Where? Arcadia
The Ditsong National Museum is one of the largest and most impressive natural history museums in South Africa. The museum houses many collections in various fields including cultural history, geology, ...

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; ...

Spend a few hours at Constitution Hill

Where? Johannesburg
Spend a few hours at Constitution Hill. This the site of Johannesburg’s notorious Old Fort Prison Complex, commonly known as Number Four, where thousands of ordinary people were brutally punished before the ...

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