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Address: Northern Parkway (and Gold Reef Road) | Ormonde (next to Gold Reef City casino), Johannesburg, South Africa
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+27 11 309 4700
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This museum is architecturally interesting and packed with thoughtful,...

This museum is architecturally interesting and packed with thoughtful, often brutal, reminders of South Africa’s history.

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Apartheid Museum Tour in Johannesburg

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Educational trip in history

So much to see, to understand, to process ! A fabulous job has been done to document the not so glamorous history. Particularly the Mandela exhibit was gripping (may be temporary... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Pretoria, South Africa
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64 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The whole thing could have been condensed to have more impact. It is interesting and there is a lot of information and when I went it was well looked after, but I would rather take visitors to the Hector Pietersen museum.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The museum is really interesting and very informative: there is all sort of information about the topic and you will exit having gained a LOT of knowledge. It is also extremely long, many many many rooms to go through.. after 3 hours of visiting I couldn't take anymore, despite the interesting place.. nonetheless a must go when in JOBURG

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

So much to see, to understand, to process ! A fabulous job has been done to document the not so glamorous history. Particularly the Mandela exhibit was gripping (may be temporary ?) You need a full day to really take it all in. Unfortunately, the restaurant is far sub par, so spending a day there will test you.

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Neunkirchen-Seelscheid, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We spent 5 hours inthe museum - and it could have been longer!! So much to learn, so much to feel, so well presentend. A MUST for everyone who has a heart for South Africa to deepen the knowledge of where the country came from, what it went through and were it is planning to go.

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New York, NY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A must visit during your stay in Johannesburg. Striking reflection of the days of segregation in S.Africa. Lots of information and you can easily spend a full day in the museum. We only spent a couple of hours, and barely scratched the surface. Some of the exhibits are horrifying - quite disturbing and hard to believe that man can treat... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

South Africa is so full of history. This museum is great eye opener. Very detailed accounts complimented with video slides in the auditorium. Well worth the visit. I highly recommend

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Perth, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We visited the Apartheid Museum as part of a day trip on the Hop On Hop Off Bus trip around Johannesburg (very worthwhile doing). We spent around 2 hours in the museum and did not see everything. The museum displays an amazing amount of history from both the 'White' side and the 'Black' side starting from the early 1900s right... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I believe this it the most interesting place to visit in Johannesburg. It tells all the apartheid history through photos, videos and exposed objects. Worth the time.

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Saint Colomb de Lauzun, France
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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you have any intersest in the Apartheid system at all the museum is a must. Allow at least 3 hours though, there is so much to see.

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Porthcawl, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

To really appreciate the recent history of South Africa and the impact Nelson Mandela had in the transition this is a must do destination. You could easily spend all day here taking in all the displays, films, photos etc etc

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