Armour Museum


History

The idea of establishing a Museum and a Research Library for the South African Armoured Corps (SAAC) was hatched early in 1994 and was officially approved by the Chief of the SA Army on the 12 October 1995.

Permission to use one of the historical buildings located in the lines of the School, to house the indoor displays, was granted in April 1995.

Although the Department of Public Works restored the building, no further funds were approved for the development of the Museum at that stage and a number of fundraising projects were launched. With the donations that were received from various private business enterprises and the arms manufacturing industry, sufficient funds were raised for the assembly and installation of a number of showcases and other items. At the same time, an appeal to members of the Armoured Corps and other interested persons resulted in a large number of different items being donated to the Museum.

The Museum was officially opened by the Chief of the SA Army on the 13 September 1996, to coincide with the 50th anniversary celebrations of the South African Armoured Corps.

The Museum continues to go from strength to strength and has, since its inception, accumulated vast quantities of items of interest and an impressive collection of armoured ordinance, both tracked and wheeled along with other armoured fighting vehicles.

We Invite you to Visit the Official website of the South African Armour Corps Museum at www.saarmourmuseum.co.za
 
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