Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct

Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct, Johannesburg: Hours, Address, Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct Reviews: 4.5/5

Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct

Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct
4.5
Historic Sites • Points of Interest & Landmarks • History Museums
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Nowhere can the story of South Africa's turbulent past and its extraordinary transition to democracy be told as it is at Constitution Hill. Constitution Hill is a national heritage site situated in the Johannesburg CBD and is home to the Constitutional Court of South Africa- the highest court in the country on constitutional matters. Once a place of injustice and brutality, where South Africa's leading political activists, including Nelson Mandela and Mahatma Gandhi, were detained, the site has been transformed into a place of solidarity and democracy, home to the Women's Gaol museum, Number Four Museum, and Old Fort Museum. Apart from its engaging and gripping exhibitions, Constitution Hill is also open to the public for guided tours and has become an important platform for Heritage, Education, and Tourism related programmes. The vast variety of programmes hosted at Constitution Hill enable us to embrace current issues, celebrate days of national significance, address matters of public interest and create a forum for public debate. With its rich history and character Constitution Hill boasts of ideal platforms to educate and learn about South Africa's story. ConHill, as it is famously known, also offers a variety of multi-purpose venues, suitable for conferencing, performances, a large array of events and for public activities and programmes.
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GeneralShamu
New York City, NY685 contributions
Day Trip
Nov 2021
Spent an entire day here to see the four museums. Ensure you do a guided tour for an hour as the guides there are amazing and really bring to life, in vivid detail, the true horrors of what went on here. We ended up spending the better part of six hours to see everything and simply ran out of energy but he end of it. The best order to do it is to start with Prison Four, then the constitutional court, the entry tunnel and Mandela’s cell and, finally, the women’s prison.
Written 29 November 2021
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Dear ChristopherV, Thank you for visiting Constitution Hill and your wonderful feedback! We are glad you enjoyed your experience with us and look forward to your next visit
Written 3 December 2021
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Michael S
Southampton, United Kingdom20 contributions
A "must visit" location
Nov 2021
A "must visit" location to get an understanding of the sufferings of those held in the prison complex
Written 25 November 2021
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Dear michaelsO882OM, Thank you for visiting us and your amazing feedback! Constitution Hill is definitely an emotional experience not to be missed. We are glad you enjoyed your time with us and hope to see you again soon
Written 26 November 2021
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Fla Gal
Venice, FL14 contributions
I can't believe this actually all happened I was sick after the tour
Oct 2021 • Couples
Definite go and experience this museum. you cannot believe the pictures and quotes that the prisoners had to say. Such a sad time in the world
Written 27 October 2021
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Dear Jewelrylovers, Thank you for your feedback and wonderful rating! Constitution Hill is definitely an emotionally experience not to be missed and that stays with us for a while afterwards. We are hoping to see you again soon
Written 2 November 2021
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Sandy C
Essex, IA128 contributions
Historical “Must See”
Aug 2021
Our guided tour of this former prison gave us insight into the horror of apartheid. It provides insights into the history of South Africa and ends with a tour of the Constitutional Court providing hope for the future. It is one of those places in your life that you visit and never forget.
Written 29 September 2021
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Dear Sandy C, Thank you for visiting us and your wonderful feedback. Constitution Hill is definitely an experience not to miss out on. We are glad you enjoyed your time with us and look forward to your next visit!
Written 8 October 2021
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Beverley Fafuli
19 contributions
Wonderful
May 2021
Such a amazing place, with a rich culture. the place is easy accessible and i loved the fire ball an the writing on the courts wall. Very educational for the kids and mind opening as well. a days edufun activity and very well taken and maintained keep up the fantastic work
Written 20 May 2021
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Dear Sentleza, Thank you for visiting Constitution Hill and wonderful feedback! We are glad you enjoyed your time with us and look forward to your next visit soon
Written 4 June 2021
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Pathfinder742885
18 contributions
Great historical site
Feb 2020
The place is well maintained, there is a lot one can learn there about the history of South Africa and some political prisoners, its like travelling back in time
Written 6 January 2021
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Dear Pathfinder742885, Thank you for visiting Constitution Hill and your wonderful feedback! We are glad you enjoyed and look forward to your next visit
Written 8 January 2021
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Matvl
4 201 contributions
Amazing, significant
Dec 2020
This area is definitely worth a walk through. So much history and so easy to access. The surrounds, court house and fort are wonderful and free; though paying for a guide is well worth the money. Go and check it out; it’s amazing.
Written 3 December 2020
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Dear Matvl, Thank you for visiting Constitution Hill and your wonderful feedback! We are glad that you enjoyed your touring experience with us and look forward to seeing you again soon
Written 11 December 2020
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Chris W
Peterborough, UK204 contributions
Extremely interesting, emotional and thought provoking.
Feb 2020
What an amazing place. Unfortunately I only had time to do Number 4, Mandela/Ghandi exhibit and Constitutional court, however still a great insight into the history of South Africa. If you can it is well worth getting a guide to explain everything so you fully understand the history. This is a great start to then go and see the Apartheid Museum and Mandela house.
Written 20 September 2020
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Dear Chris W, Thank you for visiting Constitution Hill and your wonderful feedback! Please do come back to do our two hour guided tour - an experience showcasing the entire site. We also offer a self guided experience where you can spend hours with us!
Written 25 September 2020
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Pierrejoburgambassador
Randburg, South Africa190 contributions
Definitely worth visiting, please go and see our Highest Court inside, the Constitutional Court
Sep 2019 • Solo
Tourists: Go inside the big modern building, here you will find the Highest Court in South Africa: the Constitutional Court. There is so much to learn and see here, I know the signage is poor. I am not sure if a guided tour is available here or not but if there is, you should definitely use it. There is really a great amount to see at Constitution Hill.
Written 9 August 2020
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Dear Pierre V, Thank you for visiting Constitution Hill and your wonderful feedback. We are glad you enjoyed your experience with us and would like to suggest to join our two hour guided tour which takes you to all museum sections as well as the court. We look forward to seeing you again soon!
Written 20 August 2020
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Chris P
Shanghai, China4 924 contributions
So much to see
Feb 2020 • Solo
Stopped here for a few hours from the Red Bus tour. It was so worth it and I learnt so much. I took the 2 hr tour, which was money well spent. So much history here. It was also great seeing the Constitutional Court. Give yourself a few hours to do it justice. Proudly South African
Written 29 April 2020
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Dear ChrispC2489CX, Thank you for visiting Constitution Hill! We are glad you have enjoyed your tour with us and that you had the opportunity to learn so much. We look forward to your next visit
Written 5 May 2020
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