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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 from Johannesburg
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Apartheid Museum Tour in Johannesburg

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fascinating and information-rich

Absolutely fascinating, well-presented, and jam-packed with as much information as I've seen at any history museum. A very nice mix of text, pictures, video, and objects keeps... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Boston, Massachusetts
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15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Absolutely fascinating, well-presented, and jam-packed with as much information as I've seen at any history museum. A very nice mix of text, pictures, video, and objects keeps the story interesting. A clear must-visit is you're interested in South Africa's recent troubled history. Among the only downsides (and these are small and not a reason to avoid the museum): the museum... More 

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Beziers, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Spent two hours learning about apartheid. Very informative. Great displays. Great books for sale at the end of museum.

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Thank Jill F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Amazing and surprising place. There you can know the history of the apartheid. Those are things that we MUST know and NEVER forget as humane, it was people like us that have done such as things, and just half a century ago!!! Lets know the history and not repeat it....

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Galway, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

An excellent exhibition that is well presented & has a path guiding the visitor from the origins to the abolition & aftermath of apartheid. The amount of information available is staggering & even a cursory walk through will take more than an hour. We spent almost half a day there & still felt that there was more to be seen... More 

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

As stated by Mandela and emboldened in granite at the museum but nothing prepares one for the fact humans could treat humans worse than animals ..only because of the color of their skin. If any human being has a soul , any sensitivity, humanity, a visit to this museum will shake you to your core - and make you wonder... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Allow three hours for a walk through. (1 and 1/2 hours would give you an overview.) We spent four hours on the major exhibit to understand the history of apartheid. This is a museum for adults because there is a lot to read and pictures and pictures videos to view. There are not many artifacts. It takes time to read... More 

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County Armagh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

An amazing experience - albeit extremely humbling. It's an excellent way to learn about what apartheid was and how it oppressed millions of people. More importantly, it showed how those people persevered and overcame extreme obstacles to win their freedom and the birth of a nation.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Rich, deep & moving experience. Requires a fair amount of time to go through the entire exhibition so make some time.

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Thank Kirimi
Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This gives you everything you'll need to look back at one of the most shameful episodes in human history. Brilliantly educational and excellent value. No trip to Johannesburg is complete without it.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This museum is nicely done from the moment you enter! You get a realistic view of what life during Aparheid was like. I will say I highly recommend a guide (see my review on Mount Zion tour co). Not only do you get a good sense of Apartheid you also get a great wealth of history of Mandela! The do... More 

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