South Africa’s Naval Heritage
If you are interested in Ships and Submarines, their weapons,
their equipment, the people who serve, and served, in them.

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The SA Navy Museum is housed in, and around, the original Dockyard Magazine/Storehouse (1743/44) which, from 1810 when the Royal Navy moved its headquarters from Cape Town to Simon’s Town, was extended to become the three-storey building it is today.

Throughout the years it served ships as a Magazine and Storehouse and also as a:
Masthouse, handling masts some 36 metres long;
Sail Loft;
Boat Shed;
Rigging Shop;
Store for a Rocket Wagon and Life saving Apparatus; and,
as St. George’s Church

The SA Navy Museum collection, which is continuously being
expanded, includes:
Ship and Submarine models;
a life-size Ship’s Bridge;
a life-size Submarine’s Operations and Control Room;
Naval Guns;
an Anti-Submarine Mortar;
Sea Mines;
Mine-sweeping equipment;
Diving equipment;
Naval Small Craft;
Naval Uniforms;
Portraits of Naval Personnel;
The South African Training Ship ‘General Botha’ collection; and Much more

The SA Naval Museum is a part of the South African Navy and is staffed by Naval Personnel and civilian volunteers. The Museum is supported, both financially and materially, by the
South African Naval Heritage Trust and its Society.

The SOUTH AFRICAN NAVAL HERITAGE TRUST is a registered Trust that was formed, together with its Society, with the mission to preserve and publicize South Africa’s Naval Heritage. The SAN Heritage Society is open to all who are committed to its mission.