History Museums in Johannesburg

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History Museums in Johannesburg

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142aldenl
By 142aldenl
Brenda was an excellent guide, super knowledgeable and very engaging, truly made history come to life.
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aksyse
By aksyse
He explained in amazing detail the history of Soweto and the events of the 1976 shootings/protests.

3. Origins Centre Museum

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CosmicTravelGuide
By CosmicTravelGuide
The displays were beautifully created, the information was comprehensive and clear, and presented in a compelling and...
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south9
By south9
A visit to the Johannesburg Holocaust and Genocide Centre will not leave anyone unmoved and is a must see in...

5. Museum Africa

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Worldexp53
By Worldexp53
The museum guard was kind enough to wait with me for my car service to show up to make sure I was safe....
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VanessaPerumal
By VanessaPerumal
The Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory in Houghton on Central street is one of those spaces steeped in historical legacy...
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allisoncandelora
By allisoncandelora
This was truly a once in a lifetime experience/opportunity. Mama Lindi (Koko) was very warm and welcoming, and she made...

What travellers are saying

  • muttibey
    Izmir, Türkiye3 658 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    It is one of the top sights of the city bus seeing tour destinations. It represents the utmost law@of the country and the view is amazing.
    Written 1 June 2024
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  • Borneo50
    Melbourne, Australia153 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lesser known than the Apartheid Museum but what a must visit memorial. It's still hard to get our head around these events happening in our lifetime. This museum is an eye opener to the 1976 uprising & makes you shake your head that children were victims of such events. Definitely worth the visit.
    Bring your tissues!
    Written 7 July 2024
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  • CosmicTravelGuide
    Delmar, NY9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The displays were beautifully created, the information was comprehensive and clear, and presented in a compelling and entertaining way. This was a museum designed to satisfy a wide range of museum visitors.
    Written 22 September 2023
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  • GeneralShamu
    New York City, NY1 140 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Two story museum that covers a significant level of detail on the Holocaust and Rwandan genocide. We wish there was more space and time allocated to the Rwandan genocide though as it felt quite a bit rushed/generalized. Regardless, definitely a requirement on any proper itinerary of sight-seeing in Johannesburg.

    There is secured underground parking and the total time required is 3-4 hours if you want to read everything. Note that on the top floor there is a rotating temporary exhibit (the one currently is on a concentration camp in Austria/near the Polish border).
    Written 28 November 2021
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  • David20130609
    Waunakee, WI1 188 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Under construction and in the inner city. Police station inside the gates.

    Not much of the art was available to see.

    Call gallery before making the trip, also have return transportation. We finally got a taxi and it was expensive.
    Written 7 March 2020
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  • VanessaPerumal
    Cape Town Central, South Africa209 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory in Houghton on Central street is one of those spaces steeped in historical legacy where documenting and researching in a knowledge think tank is preserved always a work in progress and the archives world renewed.
    If you visiting Johannesburg and you have a minimum of two hours make sure you pass by the Center. You may even meet some of the team who work there and spot the ones you see on the TV ect. There is an air of excellence and expectancy and a space created for a global village to partake and share in. A knowledge centre with digital archives and a many special dialogies and conferencing also takes place here.
    Written 6 September 2017
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  • Beautiful
    Salisbury, NC38 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This was truly a once in a lifetime experience/opportunity. Mama Lindi (Koko) was very warm and welcoming, and she made me feel at home. The food was delicious and specially prepared by Koko herself. I would recommend everyone book this personalized experience, you won't regret it!!
    Written 13 January 2020
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