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 ...

Kromdraai Gold Mine

Where? Kromdraai
The gold rush was one of South Africa’s most significant events, and shaped its history and heritage to a large degree. The city of Johannesburg is the country’s busiest and wealthiest city, also aptly known ...

Explore Cullinan

Where? Cullinan
Take a trip down Memory lane and explore the historical town of Cullinan in Gauteng. Cullinan is only a 75 minute drive from Johannesburg, but also a lifetime away! Celebrating its 107th anniversary this year, ...

Visit the Sammy Marks Museum

Where? Pretoria
Return to a bygone era with a visit to the Sammy Marks Museum in Pretoria. This lovely Victorian mansion which dates back to 1884 and Victorian garden (tour available) make for a day out with a difference. ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

'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 ...

The Pierneef House Museum

Where? Pretoria CBD
Jacob Hendrik Pierneef is one of South Africa’s most well known artists. He was born in Pretoria in 1886 and moved to Holland at the time of the Boer War. He studied there and then returned home to South ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Hapo Museum, Tshwane

Where? Pretoria
//Hapo Museum, Tshwane //Hapo Museum is unusual. Its exterior is a copper overlay, whilst its buildings are distinctly reminiscent of granite rocks, or ancient boulders. The environmentally-sensitive ...

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