The Rand Airport in Germiston boast the South African Airways Museum as one of its anchor tenants. The museum offers an educational experience for any member of the public interested in aviation.
It houses a display hall that offers interesting aviation artefacts from photographs, aircraft models, crew uniforms, aircraft instruments, timetables and general civil aviation memorabilia.
This museum is managed by South African Airways Museum Society and was founded by individuals within South African Airways and other parties, with the clear objective of preserving the history of the airways as well as preserving aviation in South Africa.
The Transvaal Aviation Club regularly hosts open days to encourage youngsters to consider aviation as a future career.
Rand Airport has static aircraft on display used to create awareness on aviation programmes. These aircrafts are also used to train aircraft mechanics by relevant training institutions.
Informative guided tours are available as well as 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. All tours must be pre-booked.
- Monday to Friday: by appointment only
- Saturday: 09h30 to 14h30
- Sunday: 09h30 to 14h30
- Public Holidays: 09h30 to 14h30.
Please note they are not open on public holidays: Good Friday, Easter Sunday, Easter Monday, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.
For more information and bookings: 076 879 5044
Address: Transvaal Aviation Club building, off Dakota Crescent, Rand Airport, Germiston, Johannesburg. GPS: -26.241799, 28.159343 or -26° 14′ 30.48″, +28° 9′ 33.63″