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Address: Northern Parkway (and Gold Reef Road) | Ormonde (next to Gold Reef City casino), Johannesburg, South Africa
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+27 11 309 4700
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This museum is architecturally interesting and packed with thoughtful,...

This museum is architecturally interesting and packed with thoughtful, often brutal, reminders of South Africa’s history.

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Apartheid Museum Tour in Johannesburg

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A must see

If you have any intersest in the Apartheid system at all the museum is a must. Allow at least 3 hours though, there is so much to see.

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Saint Colomb de Lauzun, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you have any intersest in the Apartheid system at all the museum is a must. Allow at least 3 hours though, there is so much to see.

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Porthcawl, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

To really appreciate the recent history of South Africa and the impact Nelson Mandela had in the transition this is a must do destination. You could easily spend all day here taking in all the displays, films, photos etc etc

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Hillsdale, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This museum provides a wonderful overview of the origins and horrors of Apartheid. There are many videos that show the horrid conditions black South Africans endured at the hands of the Afrikans. It is hard to believe that it was in force until 1994. This is a must-do when visiting Johannesburg.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

There is so much to learn about the people, history and culture of South Africa. I suggest you start at the museum and let it lead you to other attractions. The history of the struggle is told without apology and candidly. There are videos, historical displays, artifacts, maps and so much more to tell this unique story of struggle and... More 

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Amman, Jordan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very interesting place to visit. Enjoyed all the time spent there. You need sometime to walk around, read and enjoy the museum.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a not-to-be missed museum and a key to understanding apartheid, its origins, its horrors and its consequences. So much of modern-day South Africa is deeply scarred by apartheid, and this museum helps explain why. From the entrance to the museum through separate doors based on your 'color' on the back of your entrance ticket to the searing photos... More 

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Brasilia, DF
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Nothing unexpected considering a museum, but a place full of good history and energy. Worth the visit!

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Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is an extensive museum very well presented. It is an excellent educational experience. However, we did find the layout a little confusing as themes were somewhat mixed up. We would have been pleased to have learnt more about how the Dutch Reformed Church had justified Apartheid and how it managed to support it for so long. Also, the role... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Even though I don't usually like museum and get bored quickly, we spent two hours in the apartheid museum and could have stayed at least two hours more, but we had to rush for the Soweto tour. The museum sets the mood at the very beginning by having two entrances, one for whites and one for non Europeans... Tons of... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very graphic history of apartheid in South Africa shown with many photographs, films and recordings from that time.

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