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Apartheid Museum

Northern Parkway | Ormonde, 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 | Ormonde, Johannesburg, South Africa
+27 11 309 4700
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This museum covers this sad time very well. Allow yourself a day to see it as it is very thorough and requires a lot of reading. We only had about three hours and it wasn’t nearly enough time.

Thank Mary Y
Reviewed 3 days ago

Hello, please be aware there is a group of thief acting just outside the museum of the appartheid. I stopped at the gaz station just next door to get some water and get stolen from an organised group of 6 men at the ATM in...More

3  Thank Barbara574
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great setup and good facts. Gives a multi-layered experience without being too much. Had gone on the hop off hop on tour but Would probably go there in future on its own. It was too time stressful on the tour. I could’ve literally spent the...More

Thank cfkam
Reviewed 4 days ago

If this museum does not bring tears to your eyes then you need to walk back through very slowly and think again. It is very humbling to wander through, learning the history of what really happened - what you see in the news if you...More

Thank touringsadge
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

It’s probably not good to say that you enjoy like this as it represents a bleak period in history. However, it is worth a visit. The exhibits are well presented and tell the story. Due to time constraints we probably didn’t stay long enough to...More

Thank Ian T
Reviewed 5 days ago

When I visited this museum i was left thinking myself how did we get to this point in our civilazation.Anyway museum is well constructed and interesting,very educational.

Thank Lucciano T
Reviewed 6 days ago

Spending time deeply understanding South Africa's most recent history was time well spent, particularly at the beginning of my month in southern Africa. Spend an afternoon here; make sure you have time to think, and pay respects

Thank teeay65
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited here with our two children. While there, there was a special Nelson Mandela exhibition. It closes at 4.30pm and they stop showing certain videos much earlier. I would recommend that you go early morning as you could spend the whole day here. We...More

Thank SPP7
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Apartheidsmuseum is a really impressive museum telling you about the apartheid history of South Africa. We already read and studied a lot about this subject but in this museum we discovered new things. We think it is really good to know about this history...More

Thank SenB-3009
Reviewed 1 week ago

Allow plenty of time to work your way around this self guided museum. Lots of videos, information boards, photographs and exhibits tell the tale of South Africa’s journey from aparteit to the present day. Some of the exhibits make for uncomfortable viewing, but necessary to...More

Thank Susan B
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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.