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Apartheid Museum

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Northern Parkway | Ormonde, Johannesburg, South Africa
+27 11 309 4700
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This museum is architecturally interesting and packed with thoughtful, often brutal, reminders of South Africa’s history.
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good27%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“south africa” (382 reviews)
“non whites” (40 reviews)
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Northern Parkway | Ormonde, Johannesburg, South Africa
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+27 11 309 4700
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Wow what a phenomenal museum! We only had two hours to spend but really could have spent double that! So much good information. Self guided so wander at your own pace. Very shocking and sad but not to be missed!

Thank ernst-travel
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

New museum with gardens. It is extremely well done and tells the apartheid story from start to today with varied perspectives. The exhibits are simply excellent and the layout is easy to follow. Mandela area is especially enlightening and explains his narrative beyond what was...More

Thank ROBT_11
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Every South African and every visitor to South Africa should visit this museum - a vert emotional experience that takes you through the countries traumatic and divided past.

Thank Smaug_11
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Very moving museum that gives an overview of the history of apartheid in South Africa. So much pain in the past!

Thank Ripwalk
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Well done. Worth the time (two hours). Experience was emotional, poignant. A frank presentation of a difficult reality and history. Sad and yet hopeful. Our country (usa) could learn from this museum, thanks to all who made it a reality, it can't have been easy.

Thank mmmmss69
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The museum was very interesting and the themes flowed well. Had some construction work underway and gents toilets needed some repairs. Overall though it was a real experience and education..

Thank jsjrsa
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Reviewed 4 days ago

An interesting perspective on the history of our past in South Africa. The flow and layout of the museum tells a story worth listening to.

Thank 408grantk
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

It was an incredible experience. A must do. The lay out of all the history is great and also clear to read

Thank Sipho M
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Reviewed 5 days ago

As I only had a few hours, I did not watch any films. I started off with a burger lunch at the café, and that was not the highlight of the musem. Rather bad in fact. Then it became better once I got into the...More

Thank ScaniaSwede
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The Apartheid Museum took my breathe away. Several times I had to stop, go outside and catch my breath it is so overwhelming. I went on the Joburg City Highlight tour but that was not enough time. So we returned the next day via the...More

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Iveta421
4 April 2018|
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Response from Joseph J | Reviewed this property |
No,there isn`t. It`s best that you arrange for transportation before coming so that you won`t have to worry about being stuck.
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Anna T
19 February 2018|
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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
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kama f
17 September 2017|
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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.
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