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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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“south africa” (382 reviews)
“non whites” (40 reviews)
“nelson mandela” (245 reviews)
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Northern Parkway | Ormonde, Johannesburg, South Africa
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+27 11 309 4700
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Reviewed today via mobile

I spent today at the apartheid museum in Johannesburg. A must do. You need to understand the past to live in the present and enjoy the future. There is a tribute to Winnie Mandela, who passed on recently.

Thank Yasmina N
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I can’t praise this place enough. Spent an amazing 3,5 hours here. Would definitely go back. Steer clear from the coffee served at the cafe. It was horrible. Fries ordered were also soggy.

Thank Rogerio72
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I am not a big museum fan but this was a pretty good one. There was a lot of history and information, a lot to absorb. Allow yourself a couple of hours or more to really take in the content.

Thank MsNJS
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Having watched the struggle in S. A. from afar it was eye-opening to have the opportunity to see the offerings of this magnificent museum. The pictures and the stories had a profound impact on us. It is clear that the suffering of the people was...More

Thank gpotvin
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Any trip to Johannesburg must include time to see the Apartheid Musuem. The museum is very well laid out and includes a large section on Nelson Mandela. It is frightening what people can do to each other in a modern world. South Africa is far...More

Thank andrewcutler2004
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We went to this and really enjoyed it. Amazing to think it really happened in my life time. Quite amazing how this society use to think. The museum is part of the nelson mandella museum. Leave more time for the aprtheid museum. It needs longer...More

Thank khayam m
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A well planned museum, with great contemporary structures that feel relevant to today's aesthetic. The materials and construction are very engaging and compel you to interact. It's a space you will enjoy, each step of the way. There are both indoor and outdoor presententations/displays that...More

Thank lawrence a
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Important to visit in order to understand the history of South Africa. I was with a tour group and was glad that we had the opportunity to visit. I feel it is a must if you are in the area.

Thank kwalkerward
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This museum is HUGE! There are so many exhibits to see. Recommend going when you have a few hours to spend. At times did feel like information overload but you can go at your own pace.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The history of apartheid is very interesting and presented here in great detail. Unfortunately, I didn't feel it was presented particularly well. The layout was confusing, the information was repetitive at times, and a lot of it was just one panel of text after another....More

Thank Ben B
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Iveta421
4 April 2018|
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Response from Willie150 | Reviewed this property |
I have no idea, i didn't look at my phone or see any signs up So i would bank on using data
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Anna T
19 February 2018|
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Response from Ken T | Reviewed this property |
Hi Anna, I would advised you to do a sightseeing tour which would offer you and your familty safe trips throughout Joburg. I did the tour and visited the Top of Joburg, Soweto, and Apartheid Museum and felt very safe and... More
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kama f
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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.
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