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Apartheid Museum

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This museum is architecturally interesting and packed with thoughtful, often brutal, reminders of South Africa’s history.
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Northern Parkway | Ormonde, Johannesburg, South Africa
+27 11 309 4700
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Reviewed today

The museum tells the apartheid-story in a great way. Too bad there are no indications on what trail to follow, so you stumble from one period into a totally different one. The outside premises are well kept. Of course, a lot of the displays are...More

Thank IDoLoveFood
Reviewed yesterday

On/off sightseeing bus conveniently stops here. The terrifying Apartheid in the history of South Africa is something to remember to never allow again anywhere in the world. Most inspiring of all, from this oppression rose such grand personalities such as Nelson Mandela and his cohorts....More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Everything you might’ve known and didn’t know about Apartheid. You are given a random ticket based on the color of your skin and that’s how you enter. Truly a comprehensive, depressing look at man’s inhumanity. When in Johannesburg you have to come to the museum...More

Thank ShazzG
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is a must see and do in Johannesburg. I have always heard about man’s inhumanity to man in my travels, but to see it spelled out in photos, videos and artifacts makes me realize that we all have to work to never allow this...More

Thank mikeg216
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I never considered how recently events in SA have occurred. This was an eye opening experience. In the US we have forgotten events in our country, in SA the wounds are still real. It is worth the trip to visit the Apartheid Museum.

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Spent about two hours here but easily could spend more if you had the inclination. Great introduction to the history of South Africa and Apartheid. Some of the stories are distressing but that goes with the history. Only critique would be that it could. Be...More

Thank 282claired
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Not an easy visit, but one that is both moving and an important reminder of how people can act to other people. Make sure you allow three hours and watch some of the videos of the truth and reconciliation hearings.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When you purchase your ticket for the museum you’re given a ticket that indicates you’re either “Non-White” or “White” and you are asked to enter the museum by different entrances based on your status. It’s shocking and thought provoking. There is lots to see regarding...More

Thank cnw1009
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great museum. You cannot take pictures inside but you can outside. The museum will take you about 2 hours to complete. The restrooms are clean and there is a restaurant that serves sandwiches and salads. Beer, wine, and liquor is also served. They have a...More

1  Thank uhsigmanu
Reviewed 1 week ago

Extremely informative place that shows SA struggles that are still in effect today. A must do and must see

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Not longer than 40 min by car.
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No,there isn`t. It`s best that you arrange for transportation before coming so that you won`t have to worry about being stuck.