Museums in Johannesburg

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South Africa has a rich and interesting background and there are a number of museums across the country that illustrates this. Find an array of museums in Johannesburg each showcasing something different, for you to take your kids or your school to.

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

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

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

Johannesburg Art Gallery
Joubert Park
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

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

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

Hector Peterson Museum
Orlando West
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

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

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

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

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

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

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