Opening Hours

Monday to Friday 09:00 – 16:30
Sundays 09:00 – 15:00


The JHGC is located at 1 Duncombe Road, Forest Town, opposite the Four Seasons/Westcliff Hotel and off of Jan Smuts Avenue.

Secure underground parking is available for visitors free of charge. For those sightseeing on the Hop-on Hop-off bus using the Green Tour, the JHGC is only a safe 10-15 minute walk away from the Johannesburg Zoo stop.

Admission & Guided Tours

Admission to the JHGC is free of charge, though donations are always appreciated to help us in sustaining our educational programmes.

Tour guides are available to show you around the JHGC and Permanent Exhibition, including an explanation of the incredible architectural symbolism of the building, our history and activities. Your visit to the JHGC also includes access to our temporary exhibitions and resource centre.

Group Reservations:

For larger groups we recommend contacting our office to organise sufficient tour guides and preparation for your visit. You can contact or +27-11-640-3100.


The JHGC is fully accessible to visitors who use mobility assistive devices:

  • Elevators are available to access all floors.
  • Ramps are available where there is a change in floor height.
  • Accessible restrooms are available on the ground floor.