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Museum Africa

121 Bree Street | Newtown, Johannesburg 2092, South Africa
+27 11 833 5624
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Located in the busy Newtown Cultural Precinct, this multi-media museum includes an audio/visual display of Nelson Mandela’s treason trial.
  • Excellent10%
  • Very good26%
  • Average34%
  • Poor26%
  • Terrible4%
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121 Bree Street | Newtown, Johannesburg 2092, South Africa
+27 11 833 5624
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Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

This museum houses various exhibitions from the creative and poetic to the solemn and historic. It was free, had 2 floors with stairs and extensive ramps. There was a lift that was out of order. Worth a wander if you have time.

Thank RPThorne
Reviewed 14 June 2017

There was a lot on display. Did find the photographic display fascinating, also the display on the cartoonists. But, I feel that there are too many open spaces inside the museum. This could be utilised, by involving the local artists, by letting them have exhibitions...More

2  Thank Sonja P
Reviewed 22 April 2017

Museum Africa captures the bitter experience of the Rivonia Treason Trial of the Nelson Mandela and his comrade , and the social effects of the migrant labour system on the gold mines. You can walk into a shebeen, or hostel room of concrete bunks, and...More

Thank hikwam
Reviewed 14 April 2017

Need more investment in objects and museography. Has to be updated. It has great potential as a tourist attraction.

1  Thank MeryandLeo
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Very disappointed in general with information available to people who want to purchase items or visit attractions in Jo'burg, the general consensus of my visit this time round to SA was 'I don't know'. Utterly disappointing. it was the 27th Dec - my birthday, and...More

1  Thank YD27
Reviewed 2 January 2017

This centrally located museum could be so much more. It is located in a cavernous building that has been retrofitted to house the museum. There are stairways, an elevator, a serpentine system of ramps....none seem to interconnect in a logical fashion. There are some good...More

1  Thank dmittleman
Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Visiting the museum takes you on a learning curve of south african history and the apartheid movement. I got to learn about the different cultures, way of life and walked in the footsteps of icons like Nelson Mandela, Thabo Mbeki and Steve Biko. A must...More

Thank Jacob W
Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

This museum is housed in what was formerly the old fruit and vegetable market. The building alone is worth a visit, not to mention the interesting contents it has. View my photos as an enticement to visit. The little shop on the premises sells some...More

1  Thank Teresa S
Reviewed 28 July 2016

Excellent items on display reflecting the uniqueness of South Africa's past. This museum is easily located with ample spare parking with "car guards".

Thank anvermoola
Reviewed 28 March 2016

Not worth the effort, even for free. As we were in the area , I wanted to show a visitor from London what a ''shebeen'' as per their website looked like. Not there anymore and a staff member, when asked, looked perplexed. Static displays and...More

2  Thank WillyJozie
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