Jet fuel for young minds

How do you get learners to become excited about the future?

Step aboard and see inside a real aircraft. How was it built? Find out about different careers in the aviation industry. Imagine what it’s like to fly …

Learners who visit SAA Museum enjoy:

Seeing early and modern aircraft
Climbing aboard a real Jumbo Jet
Learning about aviation in South Africa

Learners leave feeling inspired about aviation.

Save with a Group Booking

Groups of 10 or more will pay:

R40 / adult (R10 discount)
R25 / child (R5 discount)

* We are a non-profit company. All proceeds go to the upkeep of the museum.

Booking is essential.

Plan Your School Visit


Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday or Friday. (Closed Mondays.)
Time slots: 9:30 am; 11:30 am and 1:30 pm.
Allow 1½ – 2 hours for your visit, unless otherwise arranged.


  • Free parking is available
  • Reception with indoor exhibits
  • Large outdoor aircraft park
  • Simulator and radio room
  • Hangar with early aircraft
  • Cold drinks for sale
  • Museum Shop
  • On-site toilets

Museum Fees:

R50 per teacher
R30 per child

School Groups of 10 or more:

R40 per adult (R10 discount)
R25 per child (R5 discount)


All school tours need to be booked in advance.
A deposit will be required to secure your booking.


Our Aircraft Park is outdoors. If rain threatens, please phone us at 076 879 5044 to discuss possible postponement.

Pre and Primary School Tours


  • Learn how early aircraft were made and how they evolved
  • See models of aircraft through the decades
  • View uniforms, cutlery and crockery used on aircraft
  • Walk around our collection of aircraft
  • Board an aircraft that is stationary
  • Take a picture next to an aircraft

High School Tours


  • Get a “behind the scenes” look at how a passenger aircraft operates
  • Discuss the design, structure and safety features on aircraft
  • See how culture influenced aircraft livery (paint work)
  • Explore artefacts related to the Helderberg air crash investigation
  • Get close to real aircraft used in early aviation, movies, war and adventure
  • Be inspired by career options in the aviation industry

Teachers and Learners, this is your boarding call

Step aboard Lebombo and explore a real Jumbo Jet.

Community Service for Schools

Learners can gain life skills and rack up community service hours. Potential aviation enthusiasts can help with these types of projects:

  • Build or renovate model planes
  • Painting and general aircraft maintenance
  • Cleaning of museum displays
  • Manning stalls at fairs
  • Sort and catalogue books and memorabilia

Learners from schools all around Gauteng work with us.

How do teachers get children motivated to learn?

Add meaning by combining a real-world experience with your subject.

You can expand on the aviation theme in many subjects:

  • Art and Design – drawing and building model aircraft
  • Science – air pressure, materials used for aircraft
  • Geography – design and navigate with maps
  • History – aviation through the years, including early aircraft and those which saw military service
  • English & Drama – aviation themes in essays, setworks and plays
  • Future Careers – what do flight attendants, mechanics, engineers and air traffic controllers do?

Our Visitors Say

We spent the morning touring the SAA museum with our Gr R learners. What an amazing experience and morning. I highly recommend any school to take their learners on this trip. The King's School West Rand will definitely be back for another visit.
Ronelle Davel
What an awesome afternoon cleaning our vintage aircraft with a group of well behaved, polite learners from Pretoria Boys High. … the resulting shining aircraft are something to visit and observe !! Well done to Pretoria Boys High. Visit the museum, really worth a trip.
Kurt Gruneberg
Thanks a million times Peter Boshoff for today. We had a great, wonderful, awesome time at the South African Airways Museum, the kids loved it, took so many pictures, and we've learned a lot about airplanes today. Thanks for your patience, as you kindly answered all our million questions.
Mpumi Rangalakane
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