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South African Airways Museum Society

Off Dakota Crescent, Transvaal Aviation Club building | Rand Airport, Germiston 1401, South Africa
+27 76 879 5044
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An afternoon well spent !

We visited the SAA Museum on a sunny Saturday afternoon and we came away with some lovely photos... read more

Reviewed February 18, 2018
Love_Beaches007
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Mumbai
Nice

My son is crazy about planes and he enjoyed our impromptu visit. There is a lot to see but things... read more

Reviewed February 18, 2018
j0766
,
Krugersdorp, South Africa
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Civil Aviation Museum collecting and preserving the history of South African civil aviation. Open to the public.
  • Excellent43%
  • Very good51%
  • Average6%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“big bird” (2 reviews)
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Off Dakota Crescent, Transvaal Aviation Club building | Rand Airport, Germiston 1401, South Africa
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Reviewed 18 February 2018

We visited the SAA Museum on a sunny Saturday afternoon and we came away with some lovely photos and lovelier memories. The place although small is very well maintained, neat and clean. The entry fees are very affordable (R25 for my son, R40 per adult)...More

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SAAMuseum, Owner at South African Airways Museum Society, responded to this reviewResponded 19 February 2018

Thank you, appreciate the feedback. Kind regards, John.

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Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

My son is crazy about planes and he enjoyed our impromptu visit. There is a lot to see but things are slightly disorganised. We would have love am opportunity to sit in a cockpit but this was seemingly only allowed in one simulator and the...More

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SAAMuseum, Owner at South African Airways Museum Society, responded to this reviewResponded 19 February 2018

We're a volunteer organisation and try our best. The museum is a constant work in progress and yes activities for children are in the pipeline. It's a fine balance between restoring newly acquired exhibits, looking after/maintaining our existing exhibits and designing and building new ones....More

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Reviewed 23 December 2017

Anyone interested in planes will love this open air museum. Many old planes on display. Climb aboard an SAA plane, visit the cockpit, sit in the engine, experience its sheer size. Great for young kids, teens, Scouts, school groups etc

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Reviewed 6 November 2017

Took my small kids on a Sunday. They loved it. Where else do they get to run up and down the aisle of a 747? Affordable entrance fees and free tours by airplane enthusiasts and former pilots.

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Reviewed 26 October 2017

I visited the museum for the first time on the 12th October with my brother in law who was on holiday from the UK. We were very impressed the the inside and out side exhibits. Been able to walk through the cabin of the 747...More

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SAAMuseum, Chairman at South African Airways Museum Society, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2017

Hello "barycat", Appreciate the feedback, thank you very much! Kind regards, Jaws John Austin-Williams

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Reviewed 26 September 2017

Quite an experience to view the inside of a Boeing 747 at a leisurely pace and to gain access to its flight simulator as well. There are a couple of other aircraft on the premises, one of them is a wreck and another is not...More

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Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Had a wonderfull time, great atmosphere, nice food, gets a bit full but otherwise okay, waiters gives good service, can take family anytime as well as business or year end functions

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Reviewed 14 February 2017

Didn't know at first what to expect when my husband took me there, but what a pleasant surprise!! Entrance fee very affordable. Museum building interesting, but being able to do a tour of this big bird was amazing, we really enjoyed every minute!! And to...More

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Reviewed 16 January 2017

You will travel through time to the big bird experience. The airplanes are great and the Museum building is interesting too. You can see steward uniforms and SAA serving utensils. Also you can see pictures from the early era of SA aviation.

Thank magistros
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Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Great place affordable friendly and informative staff. Old aviation workers who volunteer their time to keep you informed.

Thank Larry N
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