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Museums

The Apartheid Museum

Apartheid Museum is located only 8km away from The Devonshire. The museum, illustrates the rise and fall of apartheid in South Africa.

A series of 22 exhibition areas will take you through a dramatic emotional journey telling a story of a state-sanctioned system that was based on racial discrimination and the struggle of the South African people to overthrow this tyranny. If you really want to experience and understand what apartheid South Africa was really like, visiting the Apartheid Museum is an absolute must.

For more information please visit: http://www.apartheidmuseum.org/ 

South African National Museum of Military History

The South African National War Museum is located 5km away from the hotel. This museum was originally built to preserve the history of South Africa's involvement In World War 2. It was later decided that the museum should include all conflicts that South Africa has ever been involved in. Prime Minister Jan Smuts opened the museum officially on 29 August 1947.

The museum exhibits various guns, naval hardware, aircrafts and armored fighting vehicles.  Displays at the museum include the Anglo-Zulu War from 1879, the Anglo-Boer War from1899 – 1902, the First World War from 1914 – 1918, the Second World War from 1939 – 1945, medicine in war, resistance movements like Umkhonto-we-Sizwe from 1961 – 1994, the development of combat equipment and uniforms and the development of small arms and more

The museum is opened daily from 09:00 to 16:30 (excluding some holidays)

For more information please visit: http://www.ditsong.org.za/militaryhistory.htm 

Origins Centre (800m)

The Origins Centre at Wits Campus s located less than a kilometer from the hotel. The centre exhibits Human's evolution from ape to how we are today. This historical museum is the only one in the world to that shows the evolution of humans with the development of their ability to be creative.

If you love archaeology and ancient history, or just curious to learn about where we come from, then a visit to the Origins Centre show make your to-do list.