We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Apartheid Museum

Is this your business?
Northern Parkway (and Gold Reef Road) | Ormonde (next to Gold Reef City casino), Johannesburg, South Africa
+27 11 309 4700
Book In Advance
More Info
and up
Full-Day Soweto City Tour with Apartheid Museum
More Info
and up
Apartheid Museum Tour from Johannesburg
More Info
and up
Apartheid Museum Tour in Johannesburg
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
This museum is architecturally interesting and packed with thoughtful, often brutal, reminders of South Africa’s history.
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good27%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“south africa” (345 reviews)
“nelson mandela” (211 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
Northern Parkway (and Gold Reef Road) | Ormonde (next to Gold Reef City casino), Johannesburg, South Africa
+27 11 309 4700
Write a Review
Reviews (4,517)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 3 419 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

We visited the museum via the Red hop on-hop off bus and arrived toward the end of the afternoon. Museum staff moved people along, closing portions of the Museum so that the Museum could close promptly.

Thank Doug Z
Reviewed 2 days ago

Very comprehensive coverage of Apartheid. Needs a couple of hours. We were disappointed that it was not possible to get a guide who could take us through and suit the visit to our two grandchilren who did not have the capacity to go through the...More

Thank Rena G
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

One of the best history museums I ever visit. A most see for everyone of any age or background . An excellent well presented background and illustrated journey trough 30 years of apartheid nightmare .

Thank Angela P
Reviewed 3 days ago

going to this place,brought so many feelings i didnt even know i had.it was educational and informative

Thank Kemba J
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Unfortunately this is not interesting or particularly close to the reality that happened. It's a pity that tourists are lead down this path and leaving with not an idea of what really happened.

1  Thank MarkFairhurst
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is a must see for all to learn about S Africa's past and its progressive leaders like Mandela, Tutu, Biko et al. It is packed full of information and does require at a minimum of two and a half hours to visit. The setting...More

Thank klhchicago
Reviewed 4 days ago

Well done museum on apartheid history. They have a special exhibition honoring a Mandela right now. This is such an important part of South African history that everyone should visit.

Thank Bouldegirl47
Reviewed 4 days ago

My wife and I took a full day Soweto and Apartheid Museum private tour. In the afternoon we visited the Apartheid Museum. This was a genuine highlight! It was extremely interesting and very well presented. We expected to spend about 2 hours there, but ended...More

Thank OzTravelers-2010
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Incredible history section! I learned a lot about the segregation in South Africa and about nelson mandela's life story. However, the museum was very long so save that for a day when you have a lot of time.

Thank maxfeldman22
Reviewed 1 week ago

A very informative walk through museum. Great displays and a lot of details which were frighteningly accurate. Lets all hope we can learn better and more humane behaviours from the mistakes and errors of the past.

Thank SonjaB60
Nearby Restaurants
43 reviews
1.07 km away
Cheese Gourmet
21 reviews
.81 km away
10 reviews
.12 km away
17 reviews
.31 km away
Nearby Attractions
Gold Reef City
1 458 reviews
.37 km away
FNB Stadium
318 reviews
2.90 km away
Sci-Bono Discovery Centre
192 reviews
4.44 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
20 February 2017|
AnswerShow all 6 answers
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.
15 September 2016|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Jean P | Reviewed this property |
English only. And the texts are quite long. Get the Google Translate app and cellular internet to translate in real time.
11 June 2016|
AnswerShow all 10 answers
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