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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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Very interesting - Enjoyed all the time there

Very interesting place to visit. Enjoyed all the time spent there. You need sometime to walk around, read and enjoy the museum.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Saad T
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Amman, Jordan
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Amman, Jordan
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55 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very interesting place to visit. Enjoyed all the time spent there. You need sometime to walk around, read and enjoy the museum.

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HarrisonNY
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a not-to-be missed museum and a key to understanding apartheid, its origins, its horrors and its consequences. So much of modern-day South Africa is deeply scarred by apartheid, and this museum helps explain why. From the entrance to the museum through separate doors based on your 'color' on the back of your entrance ticket to the searing photos... More 

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Thank PamHarrisonNY
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you only visit one museum in Johannesburg please visit this one. The history of apartheid is sensitively depicted in an interactive exhibition which never fails to make one gasp at the iniquities of the system. While other museums in Johannesburg are sadly falling apart, this one is well maintained and most inforamtive

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Brasilia, DF
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Nothing unexpected considering a museum, but a place full of good history and energy. Worth the visit!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is an extensive museum very well presented. It is an excellent educational experience. However, we did find the layout a little confusing as themes were somewhat mixed up. We would have been pleased to have learnt more about how the Dutch Reformed Church had justified Apartheid and how it managed to support it for so long. Also, the role... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Even though I don't usually like museum and get bored quickly, we spent two hours in the apartheid museum and could have stayed at least two hours more, but we had to rush for the Soweto tour. The museum sets the mood at the very beginning by having two entrances, one for whites and one for non Europeans... Tons of... More 

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Thank qbut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very graphic history of apartheid in South Africa shown with many photographs, films and recordings from that time.

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Thank suncityga
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I spend 3 hours a museum with my girl we where both very impressed as the museum tells and hard story in very captivating and informative way the whole museum has a new built facet and guid you thourgh the whole story i can highly recommend it

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Thank Morten Kaas I
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I recommend devoting this visit plenty of time to relish the plunge into the rich and overwhelming South African history. It is an incredible experience!!

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Thank Erika K
Dublin, Ireland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

While the Apartheid Museum is interesting and full of history, it didn't tell me anything I didn't already know. Worth a visit though

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