Zimbabwe Military Museum
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The Zimbabwe Military Museum has its beginnings in a number of historic aircraft stored at Thornhill Air Base. These aircraft were eventually moved to the premises of the School of Defence and a museum opened here in January 1974.

Various displays portray the history of the Army, Air Force and Police. In addition to the aircraft, visitors can view aero engines, uniforms and equipment associated with Zimbabwe's military history. The Military History gallery, detailed graphics of the wars of freedom fought in Zimbabwe during the last 1,000 years.


History

The Zimbabwe Military Museum began with a collection of historic aircraft stored at Thornhill Air Base nearby. These aircraft were eventually moved to the premises of the School of Defence and then the Museum opened here in January 1974 thanks to the fundraising and efforts of Mrs Boggie, Mr Fyfe and Gweru residents.

Why Visit

The Zimbabwe Military Museum in Gweru serves as the country’s National Army and Aviation Museum. Various displays portray the history of the Army, Air Force and Police. In addition to the aircraft, visitors can view aero engines, uniforms and equipment associated with Zimbabwe’s military history in the Museum’s seven galleries including the foyer, the military history gallery, armoured vehicle hanger, police gallery, Guinea Fowl School Memorial hut and the artillery hanger. Zimbabwe Monuments, Galleries And Museums