Museums & galleries
One of the finest photographic museums in the world is right here in Joburg.
Johannesburg Art GalleryJohannesburg Art Gallery
It's the biggest gallery on the sub-continent, with a collection larger than that of the South African National Art Gallery in Cape Town. Welcome to the Johannesburg Art Gallery, home to some of the most prized works not just in the country but also in the world.
MuseumAfricaMuseum Africa
Housed in the city's old fruit and vegetable market – originally built in 1913 and creatively converted into one of the city's premier museums – Museum Africa tells the story of South Africa. It's here you'll find a slice of South African life through the ages.
James Hall Museum of TransportJames Hall Museum of Transport
The largest, most comprehensive land-transport museum in the country, you'll find every type of vehicle here – and you don’t have to be a car enthusiast to enjoy your visit.
Hector Pieterson MuseumHector Pieterson Museum
In memory of all those who lost their lives in the fight against apartheid, this museum is named after one of the first casualties of the 16 June 1976 uprising. Retrace the footsteps of those who marched on that fateful day, reflect on the price they paid.
Bensusan MuseumBensusan Museum of Photography
Discover the art and science of photography.

Walk through the history of the planet and see how it’s changed over millennia, learn more about the secrets held in the stones.
The first in a series of academic papers: Ntongela Masilela looks
at the New African Movement.
Africana Notes and News was a research journal put out by the forerunner to Museum Africa, between 1943 and 1993. MORE >>
Johannesburg has one of the most up-to-date electronic collections management systems in the country. MORE >>

Community Museums

The story of the thousands of people who contributed to the drafting of the Freedom Charter is told at the Kliptown Open Air Museum, through photographs, news clippings, art, song and narration.
The discovery of gold on the Witwatersrand gave birth to Johannesburg, the economic powerhouse of the sub-continent. Trace its history at the Roodepoort Museum, from mining camp to city.
Once a compound that housed the municipal labourers who worked in the city's electricity department, the Workers' Museum is now a national monument.
In memory of the Freedom Charter