The South African Naval Museum

The South African Naval Museum at the South African Navy’s base in Simon’s Town dates back to 1966 when a naval historical collection was displayed at the Castle of Good Hope Military Museum in Cape Town.

In the mid-1970s this collection was transferred to the Martello Tower in Simon’s Town and, thereafter, to Fort Wynyard where it was enlarged to include a much wider display of naval associated artifacts. The collection includes ship and submarine models, a life-size ship’s bridge and a submarine’s operations and control room, naval guns, sea mines, naval uniforms, and torpedoes.

It’s not just about ships, submarines, and weapons, as the museum provides information on the people that have been involved in the Navy over the past years.