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Apartheid Museum

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This museum is architecturally interesting and packed with thoughtful, often brutal, reminders of South Africa’s history.
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Northern Parkway | Ormonde, Johannesburg, South Africa
+27 11 309 4700
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Reviewed yesterday

Indoor/outdoor museum with small gift shop and small cafe. Give yourself 1-2 hours to see everything.

Thank SunriseFitness
Reviewed yesterday

Words can't describe this Museum!! No inside photos are allowed. Rich with knowledge, history, photos, and more. You must take your time here and savor the brilliant display of architecture and history. Worth going more than once. So much to take in but somehow not...More

Thank Wendy_1960
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I Have also visited the Rwanda genocide memorial of which it is well marked and story flows. Clear numbering of the flow of the events unlike the apartheid one.

Thank Nyawira W
Reviewed 2 days ago

Although they say it takes 3 hours, we ended up spending almost 5 hours, and didn't even scratch the surface. The special exhibit about Mandela "hijacked" us. We could have gone back for another day to absorb the other half of the muscum

Thank mcguirks2017
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I took clients from South America to the museum. They did not know much about South Africa'a history. After walking from room to room and watching the video and news clips, all of my guests exited the museum emotionally. Scedule 4 hours to do a...More

Thank Larce C
Reviewed 5 days ago

Fascinating museum but the multiple speakers were distracting especially at the end of the exhibits.

Thank russ r
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is entrenched with so much history. It's important to understand human rights and why they are so important. History lovers will enjoy this tour. I would suggest that you set aside about 4 hours to properly tour this site and gain insights into...More

1  Thank JoelM3589
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very well designed and complete history. Excellent exhibits. Try avoid the school crowds as some areas can be overcrowded (and inappropriately noisy). Clean and well maintained. Good cafe at exit.

Thank ent2016
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Apartheid Museum is history right in front of you. They say the tour can be done in a couple of hours but honestly even a day is not sufficient for the same. If you take a pause, stop by and read through all the...More

1  Thank Sachin0408
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent about 2 hrs at the museum and that was at least an hour shy of what we needed. It’s very comprehensive with extensive readable information. It’s a sobering place given the history and subject, but coming from the U.S. with a basic but...More

Thank Dave M
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27 August 2018|
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Response from Cornelia P | Reviewed this property |
Not longer than 40 min by car.
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.
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