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Museum Africa

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23 Mar 2018
“Diverse museum”
14 Oct 2018
“Worth a couple hours of your time”
Located in the busy Newtown Cultural Precinct, this multi-media museum includes an audio/visual display of Nelson Mandela’s treason trial.
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121 Bree Street | Newtown, Johannesburg 2092, South Africa
+27 11 833 5624
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Reviewed 14 October 2018

Easy to get to by cab or Uber. Worth a couple hours for an overview of AfrI can History and several artifacts of history and geology. Have fun. Free admission.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank MarkPurdue
Reviewed 21 September 2018

This museum housed the African Cultural & historical artifacts other than Geology & Photography Collection.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank kiltmaker2
Reviewed 22 May 2018

This is a must visit museum not in the best location but has so much to see. I also enjoyed the photographic section an amazing collection. There is a section of art which needs to be seen. Transport items such as stage coaches penny farthings...More

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank Kevin P
Reviewed 23 March 2018

This museum is located downtown, quite frankly no the location I would visit after hours but if you hop off the bus and hop back in is OK. It has some interesting artifacts that range from tribal clothing and masks to wooden carriages from the...More

Date of experience: February 2018
2  Thank Sofi N
Reviewed 16 January 2018

When I first visited this museum in 1994 it was fantastic.it had pictorial areas on all the key struggles during the apartheid era, it had an amazing section on shabeens and their music. Tthese are the drinking houses in townships and they allowed you to...More

Date of experience: January 2018
5  Thank barry p
Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

Technical fault was restored. We are open to the public as before. See visiting hours. Mondays are closed due to maintenance. Free entrace.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Marian P
Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

This museum houses various exhibitions from the creative and poetic to the solemn and historic. It was free, had 2 floors with stairs and extensive ramps. There was a lift that was out of order. Worth a wander if you have time.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank RPThorne
Reviewed 14 June 2017

There was a lot on display. Did find the photographic display fascinating, also the display on the cartoonists. But, I feel that there are too many open spaces inside the museum. This could be utilised, by involving the local artists, by letting them have exhibitions...More

Date of experience: June 2017
3  Thank Sonja P
Reviewed 23 April 2017

Museum Africa captures the bitter experience of the Rivonia Treason Trial of the Nelson Mandela and his comrade , and the social effects of the migrant labour system on the gold mines. You can walk into a shebeen, or hostel room of concrete bunks, and...More

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank hikwam
Reviewed 14 April 2017

Need more investment in objects and museography. Has to be updated. It has great potential as a tourist attraction.

Date of experience: September 2016
1  Thank MeryandLeo
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29 May 2018|
Response from Marian P | Reviewed this property |
Free entrance. No booking. Only for big groups.