Gauteng Museums

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Destinations in Gauteng


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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Worker's Museum

Where? Newtown
Today, Newtown is a vibrant suburb of Johannesburg; where cultures, colours and language converge. It is alive with sounds, sights, smells and an undeniable rhythm that is irresistible to the locals. However, ...

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 ...

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; ...

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 ...

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 ...

Benoni Museum

Where? Benoni
The Benoni Museum is house in the old municipal health clinic on the corner of Elston Avenue and Rothsay Street. Opened in 1994 this museum displays an historical event which took place in 1922 - the Rand ...

Visit the Kruger House Museum

Where? Pretoria
The last house in which President Paul Kruger was to live, between 1883 and 1901, before he left South Africa to go into exile in Europe, the Kruger House Museum lies just a few blocks from Church square, ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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