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Apartheid Museum

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Address: Northern Parkway (and Gold Reef Road) | Ormonde (next to Gold Reef City casino), Johannesburg, South Africa
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+27 11 309 4700
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This museum is architecturally interesting and packed with thoughtful,...

This museum is architecturally interesting and packed with thoughtful, often brutal, reminders of South Africa’s history.

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it was a reality check

iot was an eye opener on how we treat others, very educational and put the visitor in the position of both place of the apartheid era. people should go

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
ABEL JOAMED V
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

iot was an eye opener on how we treat others, very educational and put the visitor in the position of both place of the apartheid era. people should go

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Eye opener but confronting another terrible time in world history. Make sure you allow time as there is plenty of content

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Apartheid Museum beautifully portrayed this important part of South Africa. It was educational and thought provoking, presenting the history through pictures, videos and speeches.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Silence....yes but not just any silence it is an Apartheid silence as you walk your way through this well set out and layout of this museum. Ensure that you have set out enough time to read and see the reality that faced non whites in an Apartheid South Africa. Take the time to reflect on what the people experienced in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Wonderful display of the entire history of the South African history, the oppressive apartheid regime and the truly inspiring story of the struggle for liberation from the oppressive might. A must see. Need better directions in the museum to facilitate movement.

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Boksburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a well presented part of South African history, presented in a balanced, thought provoking way. It is not a place for young children or sensitive people. As one walks around one learns and absorbs through video, photos, and exhibits. There are points to take a midway break if required and a cafe & shop at the end. It... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A very sobering experience, very well presented and balanced history of a nations struggle for equality in contempory times.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Took a double Decker getting there. I spent about 2 hours within. Most of the exhibitions are photos and videos. If your interests is to get some knowledge on SA, then this visit is a must have; but if you are looking for something fancy, this is not where you will enjoy. Just to mention there is indeed an onsite... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A necessary step in Joburg, to understand how this city was built and to learn the tragic histroy of South Africa. We stayed 2 hours and it wasn't enough !

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum has been so well put together to show how aparteid worked and what was done to overcome it. There is a lot of information and interesting videos to watch namely Mandelas wonderful speeches and his whole life displayed here as well as others important in the quest for freedom

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