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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
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Very interesting place, it was a pity, that several loudspeakers did not work, others were way too loud, the films did not all play, etc.

Thank RebekkaCologne
Reviewed 3 days ago

It's a must! Keep in mind it can be hard to understand how brutal people can be. Man's inhumanity to man never seems to end.

Thank Craig C
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

If you are around..... go to the museum. It took us 3 hours to see everything. It tells you all the details about apartheid. When we went, they also had an exposition dedicated to Mandela. I am impressed how they were able to tell you...More

Thank Geert Jan d
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Such a sad history to know more and more about a period of Apartheid in South Africa. The picture talk and a huge history of struggles can’t be covered by an hour or two. Be patient, read and read. What I don’t like is you...More

Thank Abu_Firas_11
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I was pleasantly surprised at how well thought out the museum was. It was an emotional experience that reminded me of my visit to the NMAAHC in the states (another must see). Lest we not forget that this happened not to far in the distant...More

Thank Demmeri G
Reviewed 5 days ago

This museum requires hours for a visit. I was only given around 2 hours to visit and felt I only got to experience half of what I could. They layout is a bit confusing and of course the subject is heavy and so I would...More

Thank jazzyjae2016
Reviewed 5 days ago

A modern museum explaining the melting pot that is South Africa. Looking at the exhibits, it made me uncomfortable to acknowledge Britain's involvement. The part dedicated to Nelson Mandela is thought provoking and moving, as is the room to his Greek friend and lawyer.

Thank Jayne H
Reviewed 5 days ago

I really wanted to see this place but was not prepared for what I saw. It was much more confronting than I expected. Lots of audio visuals, things we never get to see on our TV at home. A real insight into the struggle these...More

Thank Trish M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting overview of the history of apartheid in South Africa. We spent over 4 hours and didn't see everything! Special Nelson Mandela exhibit is a must see. Fantastic architecture too.

Thank hermosamary
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good to visit and gain an insight into the history of this amazing country. Well worth the trip, a lot of written material but there is an attempt to make it more interactive.

Thank Sedge2013
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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.