Museums in Gauteng

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Find museums in Gauteng for kids, teenagers and adults. Whether itís about medicine, science/ technology, the history of South Africa, art, transport or astronomy youíll find a place to visit for a class outing or family day trip.

The Voortrekker Monument
Groenkloof Pretoria South / Tshwane
The great grey colossus can be seen from all directions as you near Pretoria. The massive Voortrekker Monument, built in honour of the Voortrekkers (Pioneers)who left the Cape Colony in their thousands between 1835 and 1854.
From 7 yrs - All ages

Roodepoort Museum
Florida Park West Rand
The Roodepoort Museum house the memory of the region's culture, achievements and values. The permanent displays illustrate the changes brought about
From Birth - All ages

Transvaal Museum
CBD Central Pretoria South / Tshwane
The Transvaal Museum is South Africa's leading natural history museum.
From 7 yrs - All ages

Museum Africa
Newtown South East Johannesburg
Johannesburg's major history and cultural museum housed in the old fruit and vegetable market which dates back as far as 1913.
All ages

Wits Art Museum
Braamfontein Johannesburg
Contemporary & historical art museum/gallery
All ages

Museum of Military History
Saxonwold Central Johannesburg
A home for the memory and study of military history of South Africa. We also offer school tours.
All ages

Adler Museum of Medicine
Parktown Central Johannesburg
The history of medicine, dentistry and pharmacy through the ages. From children's birthday parties to school tours!
From 4 - 14 yrs old

The South African Airways Museum Society
Germiston East Rand / Ekurhuleni
Day trip to view and learn the history of South African Airways and its aircraft for families, schools and tour groups.
All ages

Sterkfontein Caves
Muldersdrift West Rand
The ancient dolomite caves, with an underground lake, an hour from Johannesburg, is one of the fossils sites in the Cradle of Humankind .
From 6 yrs old

HartRAO - Hartebeesthoek Radio Astronomy Observatory
North West Province
We demonstrate connections to basic science and technology, and explain astronomical concepts that appear in the school syllabus. Visits to the Harteb
From 6 yrs - All ages

Johannesburg Art Gallery
Joubert Park South East Johannesburg
Art Gallery with a number of important collections of international significance. We offer children's art classes and also have school tours available
From 6 yrs - All ages

Hector Peterson Museum
Orlando West South West Johannesburg
A memorial to the 1976 Soweto student rebellion. The Museum is named after Hector Peterson who was a 13-year old student in 1976 and among the first victims to die from police shootings during the riots.
From 6 - 14 yrs old

Apartheid Museum
Ormonde South East Johannesburg
interactive history museum that illustrates the rise and fall of apartheid in South Africa.
From 12 - 18 yrs old

James Hall Museum of Transport
Rosettenville South East Johannesburg
Transport Museum which offers tours for school groups and holiday programs for children.
All ages

National Cultural History Museum
CBD Central Johannesburg
A museum which explores South Africa's cultural diversity with various permanent and temporary exhibitions
All ages

Maropeng
Muldersdrift West Rand
Maropeng is the official visitor centre for the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site. It is a fun and educational visit for the entire family.
From 6 yrs old

Constitution Hill
Braamfontein Johannesburg
Educational tours, promotion of our constitution, children's walk, apartheid memoirs
From 2 yrs - All ages

Origins Centre
Braamfontein Central Johannesburg
The Origins Centre and Museum tells a story of how all humans began in Africa, developed tools, language, art and spirituality.
All ages

Smuts House Museum
Centurion South Africa
A museum peaceful surroundings with family friendly restaurant, nature trail and caravan park
All ages

The Planetarium
Braamfontein Central Johannesburg
Star shows and space travel birthday parties
From 5 yrs - All ages

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