We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Apartheid Museum

Northern Parkway | Ormonde, Johannesburg, South Africa
+27 11 309 4700
Website
Save
Book In Advance
More Info
US$61.46*
and up
Apartheid Museum Tour from Johannesburg
More Info
US$93.90*
and up
Full-Day Soweto City Tour with Apartheid Museum
More Info
US$17.07*
and up
1 or 2 Day Johannesburg City Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
This museum is architecturally interesting and packed with thoughtful, often brutal, reminders of South Africa’s history.
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good27%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“south africa” (382 reviews)
“non whites” (40 reviews)
“nelson mandela” (245 reviews)
Open Now
Hours
Hours Today: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
LOCATION
Northern Parkway | Ormonde, Johannesburg, South Africa
CONTACT
Website
+27 11 309 4700
Write a ReviewReviews (5,160)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages
All reviews
"south africa"
in 382 reviews
"non whites"
in 40 reviews
"nelson mandela"
in 245 reviews
"three hours"
in 76 reviews
"two hours"
in 105 reviews
"recent history"
in 52 reviews
"take your time"
in 45 reviews
"better understanding"
in 40 reviews
"eye opening"
in 67 reviews
"an eye opener"
in 42 reviews
"visiting johannesburg"
in 50 reviews
"gold reef city"
in 58 reviews
"exhibits"
in 449 reviews
"information"
in 766 reviews
"struggle"
in 188 reviews
"visitors"
in 241 reviews
"text"
in 71 reviews
Filter

11 - 20 of 3,828 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband is very thorough and reads everything. If you can't beat em... We were there for 6.5 hours and we had to skip the latter 3 videos. A lot of people were going around a lot faster. We spent 2.5 hours in the nelson...More

1  Thank DCC1960
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We only had one day. We were overwhelmed by the level of information provided. it was life-changing. it is a must when you visit Johannesburg.

Thank Maggi59
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum itself is rather simple but very complete in infos and visuals and not too big so the tour doesn't take too long. I could learn so much about such a sensitive topic, get immersed into that time and try to understand how they...More

Thank Misssaki
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was pleasure to visit the museum. I was touched by the struggle people went through to be what they are today. Well designed museum is of international standards and content writer should be appreciated for choice of words and precise writing.

Thank SandhyaK
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazingly curated, this museum tells the history of Apartheid in a straightforward manner, trying to cover most of the oppression from every angle.One of the best museums I've ever visited.

Thank SPB772
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is an absolute must do! To understand South Africa’s history, you can’t get a more detailed account of it than what’s at the Apartheid Museum. In some places, the layout is a little wrong as the information doesn’t flow, but the quality of the...More

Thank MFC31
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Located next door to the Gold City Reef amusement park, this is an essential museum to visit when visiting Johannesburg for anyone wanting to understand the history of Apartheid. The museum is fairly large, so 2-4 hrs should be allowed to get round it. Many...More

Thank The-Midlander
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

History should be told using all various means of communication, and the Apartheid Museum did this. I visited the museum on Easter Sunday, perfect as it was Recommends to allow 2.5hrs - there is a lot of wall reading to be done. There are special...More

Thank ZaraIam
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I think this should be a mandatory stop for anyone that has a sense of humanity and conciousness.I wish that could have been allowed to take pictures.Not for myself,but to give exposure to the place to my personal friends.And to spread the word to those...More

Thank Joseph J
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Worthwhile stop for tourists. Comprehensive coverage of the history with many displays. I walked around by myself and got a good sense of things, but do wonder if tour would have been better

Thank Nadine B
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 68 hotels in Johannesburg
Southern Sun Gold Reef City Hotel
195 reviews
.14 km away
Gold Reef City Theme Park Hotel
627 reviews
.56 km away
Lido Hotel
6 reviews
1.46 km away
Simonstown Quayside Hotel
16 reviews
2.19 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Cheese Gourmet
23 reviews
.80 km away
Back o' the Moon
96 reviews
.46 km away
Anat
17 reviews
.41 km away
Golden Falcon Spur Steak Ranch
14 reviews
.13 km away
Nearby Attractions
South Western Townships
873 reviews
1.22 km away
Gold Reef City
1,582 reviews
.37 km away
Klipriviersberg Nature Reserve
57 reviews
4.36 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Iveta421
4 April 2018|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
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
0
Votes
Anna T
19 February 2018|
AnswerShow all 11 answers
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
1
Vote
kama f
17 September 2017|
AnswerShow all 8 answers
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.
1
Vote