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Apartheid Museum

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This museum is architecturally interesting and packed with thoughtful, often brutal, reminders of South Africa’s history.
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Northern Parkway | Ormonde, Johannesburg, South Africa
+27 11 309 4700
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Reviewed yesterday

I was hesitant to go to this museum but felt like I had to in order to understand the recent history of the place I was visiting. I only knew a little bit about the environment from the news. While there are unsettling parts, the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Steve C
Reviewed yesterday

Even for someone who feels he has tried to stay abreast of the news during the last 50 years, the horrors of apartheid only became really clear through a visit to this remarkable museum. It is extraordinarily well laid out, and guides you through the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Reviewed 3 days ago

What a gut wrenching experience, being a non white South African. So much brought tears to me and my mum. We lived thru so many of those sad awful times.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Sunita P
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is definitely a must when visiting Johannesburg, it presents the complete story behind the Apartheid, the struggle of the people and how it was abolished. However, you can get a more real and vivid experience of South African history in the streets. If that...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank felipequigua
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a moving experience that made me very sad for the people. I have left much more wiser and have been telling people back home about this history. Thank you for documenting the history - it is important people know what happened.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank jac1nta
Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum's format and the way that the information is presented is quite striking. We spent about three hours there and found it very informative. There's a nice coffee shop and also a gift shop (which is primarily books).

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Bs R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I toured the Apartheid Museum many years ago and it was good to return. There were a number of temporary exhibits that were not there on my 1st visit. The Nelson Mandela and the Alberti Sisulu exhibits were fantastic. Make sure to give yourself plenty...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank deamole
Reviewed 1 week ago

Really enjoyed our couple of hours here. It taught me a lot about the apartheid history of South Africa. There is a nice gift shop and a small cafe

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank LindaH7071
Reviewed 1 week ago

its is a nice place to understand south africa history but plsss visit by Hoho bus as it is very affordable, safe and very convenient. keep in mind and enquire about the bus timing to visit other places...

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank anilesh m
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Look at your ticket when you first get there. There are two entrances that meet back up in 3 minutes after you get in the museum. It took us about 4 hours with lunch to read all of the exhibits. It closes at 5 and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank JoeNAusTex
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It is possible to visit the museum in that timespan. There sometimes a hal hour waiting time in the airport to get hold of your luggage, since Johannesburg is a relatively small airport. A car will take you there in about... More
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