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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 is so powerful and eye opening. It really puts into context how recently South Africa went through the Apartheid and the impressive progress they have made since then. We spent about 3 hours there, but could have spent even longer.

Thank Marissa M
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

You fill how the apartheid was. You get impressed by the atrocities that were done by the whites. You get touched how Mandela got to manage all the regime. It is a must in Joannesburg. Worth the money.

Thank adibfarid
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I heard so much about apartheid, but never like this. The Museum makes a wonderful expression, with all its collections and rich presentation. The pillars at the entry, two gates (White n Non-white) nicely shape one's mind about what is going to be unveiled inside....More

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The museum is absolutely chocked full of information and offers 2 options (no difference in price) depending on how much time you have. The 1hr tour you can follow the black signs that are posted which means you will skip lots of stuff, otherwise follow...More

Thank ZoGirl
Reviewed 4 days ago

After doing a self-guided tour of the American Civil Rights movement and monuments earlier this year I thought I was ready to see the Apartheid Museum. Not so much. First, the architecture makes a vivid, bold, stark setting; the entrance directs you through one of...More

Thank Margaret S
Reviewed 5 days ago

How did Apartheid happen? How was it undone? How did Apartheid impact the citizens of South Africa. I grew up in the USA and in school I learned little about South Africa’s struggle for freedom This museum attempts to answer these questions and I left...More

Thank gbergus
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Whether it was the pouring rain that dampened my spirits, or whether it was under par anyway is the question. I feel it is the latter. There is plenty of information, but it is haphazardly laid out and confusing to follow in any particular chronological...More

Thank Buggeritwillthisdo
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Spent a whole afternoon learning lots. Be aware cameras aren’t allowed. Mix of different medias videos, photos and art.

Thank JKalmoni
Reviewed 1 week ago 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

Thank anri_bester
Reviewed 1 week ago 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.

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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.