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Apartheid Museum

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Northern Parkway (and Gold Reef Road) | Ormonde (next to Gold Reef City casino), Johannesburg, South Africa
+27 11 309 4700
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This museum is architecturally interesting and packed with thoughtful, often brutal, reminders of South Africa’s history.
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good27%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Northern Parkway (and Gold Reef Road) | Ormonde (next to Gold Reef City casino), Johannesburg, South Africa
+27 11 309 4700
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We had a short visit to Johannesburg but did a private tour of the Apartheid Museum and glad we took the time to do so! The Museum is very well laid out and very interesting. As we are first time visitors to South Africa we...More

Thank Jackiefm
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This was our first stop on our tour of South Africa, very interesting, wish we could have visited when we felt a little fresher though, it's probably not the best time to visit when your have just stepped off a overnight flight from the U.K....More

Thank Kitmatkat
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This museum is definitely a must do while in Johannesburg. It is a real eye opener and has a lot of interesting displays and information.

Thank samysam077
Reviewed yesterday

Having the opportunity to visit the Apartheid Museum was a very emotional experience. The history of Apartheid is so real, but so astonishing to see the absolute inhumanity of the white people in leadership in that era. This is a museum where a whole day...More

Thank DrPeggy2014
Reviewed yesterday

Lots of money thrown at this Museum, Interactive digital meets old school photographs. Some interesting facts omitted here and there but anyway all good for the tourists I suppose.

Thank Llewellynthetraveler
Reviewed 2 days ago

The immersion from the door is intended for you get the pain of the cruelty of arparthied . It's weakening . Go to at least see the reality. Feelings await.

Thank D O D
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

By far the best place to go in johannesburg. Exhibits are fantastic well maintained. Great for overseas visitors. Will take at least 2 visits to see and take everything in

Thank Ross E
Reviewed 2 days ago

Through its series of graphic displays, videos and documents, the museum recounts the history of South Africa;s apartheid days and its reersal through Mandela. A must visit if you are in Johannesburg.

Thank Ronjill
Reviewed 3 days ago

I knew about apartheid when I was growing up but had no idea how awful it really was. Just entering the museum through a gate for "whites only" after being categorised as white brought home a feeling of how terrible this system was.

Thank Katrina H
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Our guide was very informative & the experience of seeing & experiencing South African history was fabulous. Great exhibits in the court of art.

Thank Carole P
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kama f
17 September 2017|
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Response from TaurangaTrout | Reviewed this property |
R85 adults and R70 children. Not really sutable for young children. Can be purchased on Site. Be early to beat tourist and school groups.
20 February 2017|
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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|
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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.