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Apartheid Museum

Northern Parkway (and Gold Reef Road) | Ormonde (next to Gold Reef City casino), Johannesburg, South Africa
+27 11 309 4700
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This museum is architecturally interesting and packed with thoughtful, often brutal, reminders of South Africa’s history.
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good27%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Northern Parkway (and Gold Reef Road) | Ormonde (next to Gold Reef City casino), Johannesburg, South Africa
+27 11 309 4700
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I visited the Apartheid Museum on my last day in South Africa. Growing up in the US, I learned about Apartheid and its eventual end. However, walking through this museum educated me on its origins, the heartbreaking details of the brutal regime and the heroes...More

Thank Melicia713
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We spent three and half hours at the museum but wish we had had more time. Very well laid out but does require a lot of reading as you move through the displays. A must visit for everyone new to South Africa.

Thank DMT19263
Reviewed 4 days ago

This museum is well thought out and offers a very detailed and moving history of Apartheid. A must do in Joburg.

Thank binkybird
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is an excellent museum as it is very informative of this dark period called Apartheid. It is rich in text and pictures, but it is not that interactive, so be prepared to read a lot. Reserve a few hours to go over the whole...More

Thank gordura
Reviewed 6 days ago

This museum is a most see for anyone interested in the history of Apartheid in South Africa. It is modeled in part on the holocaust museums in Washington and Berlin. The organization and displays are both excellent and that total experience of going through the...More

Thank Joe H
Reviewed 6 days ago

We were disappointed in this museum. VERY confusing layout. Some rooms were just hidden away. Not much commentary to explain the context etc. Good example is the pile of rocks at the exit. WHY are they there? What do they mean? no explanation given. You...More

Thank Steve S
Reviewed 1 week ago

The entry price is 85 Rand and provides a comprehensive history of South Africa today. One could three hours here quite easy, especially with the Nelson Mandela exhibition on display when I visited. The museum is well laid out, with well labelled displays and exhibits...More

Thank WCOB
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the musts to visit if you are in JNB. I was expecting more about how Apartheid was and experiences of those people, but I felt more about learning each great persons such as Mandela and others' contributions, etc. A lot of...More

Thank TravelProNewYork
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the Apartheid Museum during our brief stop in Johannesburg. The museum is arranged well and was very informative. Larger than I expected and engaged us for several hours. We had lunch during our visit, which was much better than I anticipated. Certainly a...More

Thank David D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Its awesome and enormous. I didn't plan all day for this museum so had to rush thru. One, really interested in history, can spend all day going thru exhibition

Thank SudhaGupta
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kama f
17 September 2017|
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Response from TaurangaTrout | Reviewed this property |
R85 adults and R70 children. Not really sutable for young children. Can be purchased on Site. Be early to beat tourist and school groups.
20 February 2017|
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Response from brklyntraveler_29 | Reviewed this property |
we bought tickets at the admission window. we got there around 2 and they closed at 5, it was a good amount of time for us.
15 September 2016|
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Response from Jean P | Reviewed this property |
English only. And the texts are quite long. Get the Google Translate app and cellular internet to translate in real time.