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Apartheid Museum

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Northern Parkway (and Gold Reef Road) | Ormonde (next to Gold Reef City casino), Johannesburg, South Africa
+27 11 309 4700
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good27%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
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“nelson mandela” (199 reviews)
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Northern Parkway (and Gold Reef Road) | Ormonde (next to Gold Reef City casino), Johannesburg, South Africa
+27 11 309 4700
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We only had an hour and a half and there was so much more to see but we saw and learned so much and there is so much we couldn't see or listen too. A very important Museum. May such situation never happen again

Thank Sharon S
Reviewed yesterday

We learnt about Nelson Mandela either by reading or audio. Very rich in SA history. Bought a souvenir on my out

Thank Harrison M
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Went by for an evening visit, did not expect to spend as much time there as we did. The museum is really interesting and you can easily spend 2 hours here without realising.

Thank James M
Reviewed 2 days ago

At one point there were several museums located around Soweto. Most were combined to created one of the most moving places I have been. Plan on at least three hours for a visit. Even after my third visit it still takes me that long. No...More

Thank Andy W
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This museum is both very sad and very interesting. You need two to three hours to do it justice. The ticket machine randomly assigns you as white or non-white and there are two different entrances to use accordingly. It is a bit of a maze,...More

Thank itspji
Reviewed 2 days ago

Right from the entrance and purchase of your ticket you are forced to think at this wonderful museum. It is definitely a must for anyone living and visiting Jhb.

Thank Caitlin M
Reviewed 2 days ago

The museum is laid out in a peculiar manner. It kind of meanders. But, the Nelson Mandela exhibit contains so much information about this incredible man's life and accomplishments that you must take the time to see it.

Thank MSGiambrone
Reviewed 3 days ago

If you wish to "learn" about Apartheid, then you must add this place to your visit. This museum does a great job in providing a thorough background of the systematic approach behind Apartheid and the people involved in the movement to exact change .

Thank BlkAU
Reviewed 3 days ago

I thought I knew about apartheid before my visit. This museum provides in depth details, from the use of photos, personal accounts, news reels, and news articles, of the horrifying laws and resulting actions to the various people affected by apartheid. This museum is definitely...More

Thank Sheila S
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Very informative museum. 2 entrances one for "whites" and one for "blacks". Check your entrance card which one to take..... You see just an overall look of the apartheid but gives you a good insight. Also a large part is dedicated to Mandela. The photo...More

Thank Wilma K
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Can we buy tickets at the door? Is it ok to get there at the end of the day?
20 February 2017|
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Response from brklyntraveler_29 | Reviewed this property |
we bought tickets at the admission window. we got there around 2 and they closed at 5, it was a good amount of time for us.
La visita es solamente en inglés o hay también en español?
15 September 2016|
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Response from 822jeanp | Reviewed this property |
English only. And the texts are quite long. Get the Google Translate app and cellular internet to translate in real time.
Is it necessary to have a guide to see the museum? What is the cost for an adult ticket? Do you need reservations or ok to come on the day? Is it safe to take the on and off bus to get there from hotel? we will be in johannesburg in early July for 2 days and think to do the on/off bus for 2 days including Soweto tour and museum on our own. any suggestions/comments are welcomed. thank you! food queen
11 June 2016|
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Response from jh98275 | Reviewed this property |
You do not need a guide for the museum. There is excellent signage on the displays. You can use the on and off bus to get there. Just know that you can spend about two hours there. The bus is a great way to get around and... More