Gauteng Museums

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Linksfield Ridge House

Where? Linksfield
Lafayette Ron Hubbard, better known as L Ron Hubbard, was the founder of Scientology and an acclaimed science fiction author. Scientology is a church that maintains that its members not be taught doctrine, but ...

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 ...

'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 ...

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 ...

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, ...

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 ...

Fort Klapperkop

Where? Groenkloof
Situated in Groenkloof in Pretoria is the very majestic and magnificent Fort Klapperkop. Now restored to its original state, this fort is one of the best examples of the 19th century weaponry defenses in 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 ...

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, ...

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 ...

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; ...

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 ...

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 ...

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. ...

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