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Apartheid Museum

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Northern Parkway | Ormonde, 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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“non whites” (39 reviews)
“nelson mandela” (236 reviews)
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Northern Parkway | Ormonde, Johannesburg, South Africa
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"nelson mandela"
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"moving experience"
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"recent history"
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"visiting johannesburg"
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"gold reef city"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Very informative, and nice museum! A bit confusing though with the dates that were not always in the right order. You'll definitely need 3 hours to do the whole tour.

Thank Julie P
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Reviewed yesterday

For somebody who is really into South African History or would like to go down memory lane in terms of the history of South Africa, this is a place worth visiting. I even saw pictures of some people I personally know and worked with that...More

Thank Ann M
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Finally made it here. I wanted to visit it last time we were in SA, but the white South African we were staying with put us off. “Oh, they lie to you” he said, or something similar. In fact, my partner, who is also white...More

Thank sfuhere
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Reviewed 2 days ago

if you are in South Africa you should visit this museum. It really frames the country's history. A well-constructed museum taking you through the years in a very interactive way. i would allow about 1 hour to finish if you are a big-picture person and...More

Thank PaigeAdams
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Going in there, is a great experience you get an opportunity to feel as if you were part of 1976 massacre

Thank 899happyr
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This museum provided a well documented view of what took place. I would have liked more first hand accounts of what it was like so that it would not be just about the mass struggles. But more personalized. We had a great guide. He helped...More

Thank jackie075
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Museum clearly lays out the horrors of apartheid with personal stories and many voices that connect the visitor to the history of racial segregation. The variety of methods that the information is delivered keeps one engaged. You can’t leave without being angry that one minority...More

1  Thank Goodnewstravels
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A must museum to visit if you are in this area. Very interesting, so informative and great detail of such hard times. Nelson Mandela’s life told in full.

Thank Rubypax
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Reviewed 5 days ago

i think that this is a place where you have to stop even for a minute but you have to stop and think about what happened in south africa

Thank aureliolorusso
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Impressive... just go and make sure you have atleast 2 hours at minimum... its a must see in Johannesburgh

Thank Gale_jean442
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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
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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.
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danibresan
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.
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