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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 yesterday via mobile

Building is very well maintained. Artworks and displays are neat. Information and representations are very biased. Information on why apartheid occurred, viewpoints from all sides, how it ended, why it ended, what happened during the suppression etc needs to be accurate for people and tourists...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Start of the museum sets the tone as you only enter certain areas based on your ticket, white or non white. Good summary of the country during the apartheid times.

Thank advcards
Reviewed 3 days ago

this museum is a must when visiting Johannesburg. The learning experience is superb along with a design which is unique and effective

Thank Chingachgook
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A wonderful museum with a very honest approach to apartheid. Quite shocking and educational at the same time. A must see for anyone visiting SA

Thank Andi465
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Painful!!!! You will see everything that happened during Apartheid Not at all easy Educational for all

Thank Nonie20
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Allow at least 3.5 hours or more to tour otherwise you may feel rushed. An abundance of historical information. This is a well put together museum gives excellent insight into answering the questions what? when? how? And Why?. This is an incredible museum that is...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Every aspect of Apartheid is captured in this museum including the vehicle used to mow down the tin shacks the oppressed had for their homes. You can experience the racial segregation by all aspects of color and looks. There is also a separate building just...More

Thank RPStibor
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The way we do museums we were sure that the usual '2 hrs as part of a trip to Soweto ' approach would not be right for us. As it turned out we arrived at 9.30am and it took until 11.45am for us to sit...More

Thank PipPaul W
Reviewed 6 days ago

We had a short visit here as part of a longer day tour and spent about 90 mins. That really was no where near long enough in my opinion. this is an incredibly well desgined and though provoking museum and requires some time to read...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Apartheid Museum is one of the places you cannot afford missing if you go to visit South Africa - one of the best countries in the world, in my opinion. This is a place that tells history as it is for many South Africans ways...More

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1 October 2018|
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Response from Cornelia P | Reviewed this property |
Not longer than 40 min by car.
4 April 2018|
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Response from Joseph J | Reviewed this property |
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.
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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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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.