The South African Airways Museum Society

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venue Old Transvaal Aviation Club Building
Rand Airport
Dakota Crescent Germiston East Rand / Ekurhuleni
time Tuesday to Sunday 9:30am-3pm
Closing earlier on 2pm on 24, 31 December
Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year's Day
cost Entrance fees for ad hoc visitors only.
Adults R30
Children R20
Different fees applicable for guided tours
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age All ages

View and learn the history of civil aviation, South African Airways and its Aircraft

One of South African Airways Museum Society's stated aims is to create an awareness of the greatness of South African aviation, and the role it has played in society.

The aircraft may also be utilised by training organisations for training of aircraft mechanics and technicians. It may be possible for certain maintenance procedures to be undertaken as training exercises, which will assist the society with its on-going preservation task, as well as being beneficial to students who will get an opportunity to work on "the real thing".

Aircraft Park

The management of Rand Airport have generously donated a tract of land adjacent to runway 29 for the SAA Museum Society to use to display its collection of Static Display Aircraft.

Museum Display Hall

The South African Airways Museum Society display hall is located in the old Transvaal Aviation Club (TAC) building situated on the eastern side of Rand Airport. Historic items such as photographs, aircraft models, crew uniforms, aircraft instruments, timetables and small artefacts of SAA and general civil aviation memorabilia are on display.


Over the years, the SAAMS has amassed a wonderful collection of aviation related books, technical manuals, historical documents, photographs, magazines and historic footage etc. which are now housed in our library. The material in the library is available for research purposes. It may not however be removed from the library.


Our Museum Shop carries a wide range of aviation related items that will appeal to both young and old. Items included: T-Shirts, Magazines, Books, Toys, Aircraft Models, Caps, Badges and DVDs.

Fly Boys Restaurant

There is a delightful restaurant inside the Transvaal Aviation Club, TAC, building. A variety of scrumptious meals are available. There is a playground area for children.

Guided Tours, School Tours, Functions and Events

Guided Tours

Entertaining as well as informative guided tours are available. Guided Tours must be pre-booked.

School Tours

Many youngsters have not had the privilege of being exposed to real-sized aircraft. Not only is the Museum exciting for young eyes, but it is a wonderful aviation-related educational experience too. School Tours must be pre-booked.

Functions and Events

Functions and Events are varied, examples are:
Aircraft Cabin Crew training
Award ceremonies
Board meetings
Car Club outings
End of year functions
Christmas Parties
New Year's Eve Parties
Fashion Shows
Photo/film/video shoot

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