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Liliesleaf Farm & Museum

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Address: 7 George Avenue, Rivonia 2128, South Africa
Phone Number:
+27 11 803 7882
08:30 - 17:00
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Mon - Fri 08:30 - 17:00
Sat - Sun 09:00 - 16:00

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Where some of the accused of the Rivonia Trial were captured

This museum is well worth a visit. It is a fascinating look at South African history and a great insight into the struggle the ANC were faced with back in the 1950's and onwards.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is well worth a visit. It is a fascinating look at South African history and a great insight into the struggle the ANC were faced with back in the 1950's and onwards.

Thank RichardLombard
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The story of living under apartheid in general and the courage of Nelson Mandela and his compatriots is well captured on the site of was once a rural small-holding.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I really appreciated seeing the actual buildings where this part of the history of the struggle against apartheid took place. (In his "Long Walk to Freedom" autobiography, Mandela describes his time living here under an alias and the raid that led to the Rivonia Trial.) The displays are extremely well-designed, interactive and informative. They put the role of the property... More 

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Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Liliesleaf Farm Wonderfully restored as an interactive museum to commemorate the point in history when the leaders of MK (newly formed military wing of the ANC) were arrested by the government police at their hideout at a pivotal stage of the apartheid struggle, leading the Rivonia trial. Provides a gripping realisation of the immense humanitarian sacrifice Mandela & his fellow... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I enjoyed every room/ exhibit in this museum. The interactive videos were placed at every possible area. The guide helped us to understand every part of the museum. The experience leaves like we relived the history of the arrest of Nelson Mandela.

Thank Geeta R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This display and interactivity is the best I have seen this far- for a complex historical and political topic! Very impressive. Suitable for school children and any age. Expertly done, interesting, intriguing and challenging. Highly recommended!

Thank Enibas101
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The museum is well done -- lots of information presented in an easy to absorb format. Helped put recent South African history in context. Key figures, some well-known and others relatively unknown, come alive.

Thank Darcy F
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good presentation of anti-apartheid efforts by blacks and whites. A must-see tribute to those who fought apartheid and the sacrifices they made.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

Add to the history of the story by a bit here. This is where Nelson Mandela was finally captured and the story behind it. You cannot know the complete story without a visit here.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

I find many museums hard work, but Lilliesleaf is very modern and interactive and gives you an ultimate feel-good feeling. One of the best museums I've ever been to. It's a must for anyone visiting Johannesburg.

Thank ValJonas

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