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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 yesterday via mobile

This vast museum is a must see for anyone who wants to understand 20th century South Africa. It is currently also housing an excellent temporary exhibition on the life of Nelson Mandela. The museum is laid out very well; it's very informative but there is...More

Thank Geoff C
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This museum is a very emotional place. I liked the entrance, where your ticket shows you where to enter randomly. It says white or non-white on the ticket. This is a very time consuming visit as there is a lot to see and a lot...More

Thank Naima M
Reviewed 2 days ago

We spent a very interesting hor at the Apartheid Museum. The grounds and buildings are vast and we should have set aside much more time. A very detailed and provocative insight into the history and fall of apartheid. A must in JoBurg.

Thank FamJensenNorway
Reviewed 2 days ago

I thought I was well versed on the terrible policy they called apartheid. I learned a ton walking through and reading the exhibits and watching the videos here. This is another one of those placed that you owe it to your self to go into...More

Thank Cal92673
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Educative and inspiring walking through the museum but a lot of improvement needs to be made. Poor direction within the museum. Displays need to have more artifacts than pictures only. More information about the other apartheid freedom fighters should also be put on display.

Thank Bisi A
Reviewed 3 days ago

I accompanied 16 high school students (and 2 teachers) from St. Louis, MO to South Africa in June/July 2017. On our full day in Johannesburg before we left for KwaZulu-Natal, we went to Nelson Mandela's home, the Hector Pieterson Museum and the Apartheid Museum. All...More

Thank shannonvet64
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is a 'must do' museum to visit. You need a good couple of hours and make sure you follow the numbers and route on the map as it is slightly muddled to get around. There is a very good temporary Mandela exhibition with loads...More

Thank Nicky W
Reviewed 4 days ago

It is always a good idea to get to know your heritage, this museum allows for background, personal experiences, touching stories and an overall unique way of portraying what the South African people experienced during diffrent ages in our history. It is a must see...More

Thank Nix N
Reviewed 4 days ago

A visit to the Apartheid Museum is a must if you are ever in Johannesburg. When I visited a week ago, it was being renovated, but this did not dilute the experience in anyway. Being able to trace South Africa’s history - from its turbulent...More

Thank MorecattleLessbull
Reviewed 4 days ago

The museum is large and comprehensive and gives a thorough examination of the history of Apartheid in South Africa. It is a great way to learn about the brutal laws and policies of the last 100 years in South Africa. You will need at least...More

Thank Tiffany303
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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.
11 June 2016|
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Response from jh98275 | Reviewed this property |
You do not need a guide for the museum. There is excellent signage on the displays. You can use the on and off bus to get there. Just know that you can spend about two hours there. The bus is a great way to get around and... More