Museums and Galleries Walk, part II (Self Guided), Johannesburg

Johannesburg is known as an important and rich South African city. There are a lot of museums and mines providing information on the methods of gathering gold and other precious metals. It is also an important cultural city with museums and galleries presenting the history of Johannesburg’s formation. Take the following tour to discover its best known and most beautiful galleries.
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Museums and Galleries Walk, part II Map

Guide Name: Museums and Galleries Walk, part II
Guide Location: South Africa » Johannesburg (See other walking tours in Johannesburg)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 5
Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 8.2 Km or 5.1 Miles
Author: jenny
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Cherie de Villiers Fine Art Gallery

1) Cherie de Villiers Fine Art Gallery

Cherie de Villiers Fine Art Gallery contains beautiful works by South African artists. This is a popular attraction that sees hundreds of visitors every day. Exhibitions include bronze sculptures and paintings.
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Everard Read Gallery

2) Everard Read Gallery

Everard Read Gallery is another famous gallery that houses exhibitions of modern local and foreign artists. Their exhibitions contain paintings and sculptures of well-known artists such as Lewis, Sebidi and Serfontain. Operation Hours: Monday - Friday: 9am - 6pm; Saturday: 9am - 1pm.
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Goodman Gallery

3) Goodman Gallery

Goodman Gallery displays established and contemporary African and international art that is Africa-themed. Exhibitions are held once a month and worth checking out. Operation Hours: Tuesday -Friday: 9.30 -19.30. Friday: 9.30 -16.00. Sunday, Monday -closed.
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National Museum of Military History

4) National Museum of Military History (must see)

The South African National War Museum in Johannesburg was officially opened by Prime Minister Jan Smuts on 29 August 1947 to preserve the history of South Africa's involvement in the Second World War. In 1975, the museum was renamed the South African National Museum of Military History and its function changed to include all conflicts that South Africa has been involved in.

Why You Should Visit:
Loads of vintage airplanes, cannons, guns, swords, tanks – any boy's idea of a great day out.
This is a place that allows you to touch and see up close – even stick your head in to check what's inside!

Tip:
Take your own refreshments and snacks to sit on the grass area, or see if the café is open.

Opening Hours:
Daily: 9am-4:30pm (excluding Good Friday, Christmas Day and the first Sunday in September when the Jazz on the Lake concert is held at Zoo Lake)
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Adler Museum of Medicine

5) Adler Museum of Medicine

Adler Museum of Medicine exhibits the history of medicine in Johannesburg. There is a collection of pictures, instruments and books relating its entire history, including information on traditional and non-traditional methods. Operation Hours: Monday - Friday: 09:00 - 16:00; Saturdays on request.

Walking Tours in Johannesburg, South Africa

Create Your Own Walk in Johannesburg

Create Your Own Walk in Johannesburg

Creating your own self-guided walk in Johannesburg is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Souvenir Shopping

Souvenir Shopping

It would be a pity to leave Johannesburg without having explored its specialty shops and bringing home something truly original. We've compiled a list of gifts and souvenirs, which are unique to Johannesburg, that a visitor might like to purchase to reflect their visit.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.3 km
Landmarks Tour in Johannesburg

Landmarks Tour in Johannesburg

In recent years many of Johannesburg’s old buildings have been the subject of renovations, preserving them as national monuments. Some of the structures are still utilized and some have become tourists sites, attracting visitors to the city. The city’s landmarks include towers, cemeteries, a fort, the Gandhi Square and the old post office. Take this tour to discover the most well-known...  view more

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 7.0 km
Architecture Walking Tour

Architecture Walking Tour

Johannesburg is a well-known African city, having the tallest skyline on the continent. Many of old buildings have been leveled making way for modern buildings representing a new epoch of development for the whole continent. Take the following tour to discover the most popular and beautiful architectural buildings in Johannesburg.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 7.4 km
City Orientation Walk

City Orientation Walk

Traditionally not known as a tourist destination, in recent decades Johannesburg has seen the development of several attractions for tourists. Today's Johannesburg is the largest, richest and one of the most developed cities in South Africa and Africa, in general. It is home to some of the continent's tallest buildings, such as the Hillbrow Tower, the Carlton Centre and the Ansteys...  view more

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.3 km
Museums and Galleries Walk, part I

Museums and Galleries Walk, part I

Johannesburg is a city known for its gold mines and other precious minerals. It is also an important cultural city with museums and galleries presenting the history of Johannesburg’s formation. Take the following tour to discover its best known and most beautiful museums and galleries.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 7.0 km

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