International Museum Day 2021 will be celebrated under the theme:
The Future of Museums: Recover and Reimagine.
With this theme, the SAAF Museum seeks to create, imagine and share new practices of creation of common values and innovative solutions for the social and environmental challenges of the present.

South African Air Force Museum will be opened to the public from 17 – 23 May 2021. 


[South African Air Force Museum: COVID-19 Protocols] 

The South African Air Force (SAAF) Museum houses its main branch at Air Force Base Swartkop where various historical artefacts of the SAAF are displayed in both static and flying conditions. The Museum also has branches at Air Force Station Port Elizabeth and Air Force Base Ysterplaat. The SAAF Museum is an integral part of safeguarding the collective heritage and history of the SAAF.

The purpose of the SAAF Museum is to collect, preserve, and exhibit articles and records pertaining to the heritage and traditions of the SAAF and military aviation associated therewith.

Through various initiatives, such as the SAAF Museum Airshow, it strives to generate interest and educate the general public, particularly the youth, in military aviation.

Finally, the SAAF Museum undertakes research into, accumulates and disseminates information and knowledge relating to the history and traditions of the SAAF.

Please note, that this website,, is the official SAAF Museum website.