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Address: 8287 Khumalo St, Soweto, South Africa
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+27 11 536 2253
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This tragic museum, opened in 2002, honors the Sowetan schoolchildren slain...

This tragic museum, opened in 2002, honors the Sowetan schoolchildren slain in a police massacre in 1976.

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Half-Day Tour of Soweto in Johannesburg
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I Love This Museum

I haven't been to the Apartheid Museum yet, but this is a great museum. It's well-done, well-laid out, interesting, lots of great video clips from the Apartheid era, stories of... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Antananarivo, Madagascar
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Antananarivo, Madagascar
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I haven't been to the Apartheid Museum yet, but this is a great museum. It's well-done, well-laid out, interesting, lots of great video clips from the Apartheid era, stories of people on the walls, etc. Take your time and read everything, if you can. I'm always a little rushed (I've been here a couple times) and still haven't gotten to... More 

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South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I enjoyed bringing my family here. We learnt a lot of things we thought we already knew about so that was refreshing. I especially enjoyed the theatre.

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Ross-on-Wye, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I would strongly recommend a visit to this museum to get a deeper understanding of the oppression that came with Apartied and the bravery of those that took at stand against it. It is a well laid out museum with extraordinary photos and informative explanations.

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Izmir, Turkey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

"Man is wolf to man." How can a human being do these to his own species ? It is a sad story to be well learned, understood and told, in order not to have something like that again. Visit...

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a must see location for any tour of Soweto. Very good for history, better with a guide who can give you all the background.

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Ames, Iowa, United States
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is an awesome museum and one of our favorites but on a visit in January 2017 we found the doors closed with a sign that said they had sustained structural damage due to rain. Not sure how long this will last but please call before making the trip to Soweto.

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Doha, Qatar
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

just sad yet from the heartache there came some inspiring stories from the face of adversity the youth of today are the key to the future, look after them - a brilliant memorial and museum

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

Well laid out museum that does not require a lot of time. Empowering and informative without being too emotional.

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Kempton Park, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

This museum is laid out perfectly to take a walk down memory lane of the apartheid days. One finally snaps the concept of why the photograph of the little body of Hector Pieterson made such an impact on the world. a Must for any history enthusiast or just someone that's into photography.

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Cornwall
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

Lovely building, well laid out exhibition. It is quite a lot to take in for one visit. Cafe was a bit disappointing.

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