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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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Excellent museum

Probably didn't have enough time here, think we spent about 2 hours but could have done with longer as there is lots to read about and videos to watch. It's a real eye opener... read more

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Glasgow
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49 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Probably didn't have enough time here, think we spent about 2 hours but could have done with longer as there is lots to read about and videos to watch. It's a real eye opener reading and hearing about how life was under the previous governments and some of the exhibits were really quite sad, but I'm very glad we visited.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is the most eye opening story of South Africa. A visit last 2.5 hours and walks one through (literally) the creation of the SA, Republic and apartheid. The story up close and vivid is confronting and so real it leaves one walking through a history we all know but in an up close and confronting manner. A must visit... More 

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Lima, Perú
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69 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

You need to prepare yourself to be shocked. The only place I felt worse about human potential for doing harm to others was at the holocaust museum. I thought I knew what happened here but was not prepared to see it first hand. Helps you understand why Mandela is such a hero for everybody

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Nairobi, Kenya
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Narration of a sad past! The Apartheid Museum focuses on the oppressive system of racial discrimination and segregation that once dominated the lives of South

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Very large and clean layout. A lot of things to see and information to gather. I think that it would have been a much better experience with a guide.

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Dublin, Ireland
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40 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Some of the content of the displays can be disturbing, but it is the Apartheid Museum after all so you shouldn't be surprised by that. I learned a good bit about the origins of Apartheid, how people tried to justify it, and how the government treated non-white visitors during the apartheid era.

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Richards Bay, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

When u enter, you enter as a short entrance as WHITE or BLACK, showing privileges of each class. Excellent history depicting every aspect of the struggle during apartheid. A must see for all S.A citizens whom where born after the apartheid era. It contains pictures, clips of movies and really artifacts. Great for anyone wants to know more of the... More 

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Paris, France
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had a guided tour during a 6-hour layover. Our guide, Barry from Transfer You, picked us up from the airport and kept us on schedule at the museum. The museum provides an excellent background of the history of apartheid and the amazing and difficult and ongoing transition forward. It is also a great counter-balance to safaris, amazing food, great... More 

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Batemans Bay, Australia
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54 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Interesting museum a bit confusing to get around. A must whilst in Johannesburg. Interesting displays although very depressing.

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Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia
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8 attraction reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This museum is well worth the visit. Packed full of information and displays. You need a good 2-3 hours to get through it. The lay out can be little confusing but not enough to detract from the experience.

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