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South African Naval Museum

Situated in South Africa’s main naval port of Simon's Town, the South African Naval Museum pays homage to the country’s naval history. It also includes glimpses into modern naval operations…

Situated in South Africa’s main naval port of Simon’s Town, the South African Naval Museum pays homage to the country’s naval history. It also includes glimpses into modern naval operations with models of submarines, a life-size submarine control room, naval guns, torpedoes and more.

If you like tales of naval battles and heroism on the high seas or if you are simply curious about what the inside of a submarine looks like, then the museum should be your next port of call – just make sure you resist the urge to ring various brass bells scattered around the venue.

The South African Naval Museum is Universally Accessible, but some areas outside of the museum and higher up the slopes of the mountain, such as the Middle North Battery, are not easily traversed by disabled people or the elderly.

Operating Hours: 09:30-15:30 (closed on Good Friday, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day)

Highlights:

  • Situated in South Africa’s main naval port of Simon’s Town
  • Main venue is Universally accessible for disabled and elderly
  • Exhibits includes a life-size submarine control room, naval guns and torpedoes

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South African Naval Museum

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