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Apartheid Museum

Northern Parkway | Ormonde, Johannesburg, South Africa
+27 11 309 4700
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This museum is architecturally interesting and packed with thoughtful, often brutal, reminders of South Africa’s history.
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good27%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“non whites” (40 reviews)
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Northern Parkway | Ormonde, Johannesburg, South Africa
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+27 11 309 4700
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Reviewed today via mobile

Enjoyed the history lesson. This is a great place to wonder about at your own pace. We had two hours and still didn’t take it all in so want another trip.

Thank Dee B
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Reviewed today

Rich with South African History. We had a great experience and will definately recommend this tour to anybody.

Thank HospitalityAfrika
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Reviewed yesterday

I was staggered by how much I didn't know of SA's past even though I have lived here all my life. The displays are tasteful and informative. They have been put together with care and love. Well worth a visit - but don't expect excited...More

Thank Ian A
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Reviewed yesterday

Always ensure that whenever you are in Johannesburg, visit the apartheid museum, moving through all displays and reading south Africa's history is painful and watching the videos played showing what happened to black children and parents almost opens up old wounds.

Thank joeltebogol
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Reviewed yesterday

We had been before but took two friends who had not been to Sth Africa previously and it is a great way to get some sort of appreciation of what is was like under the apartheid regime. Also is good in educating you on the...More

Thank Peter M
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Reviewed yesterday

We spent around three hours walking through this impressive exhibition. Some very clever displays, highlighting different aspects of the segregation policies. TO name a few - the display of 'passes' - identity documents that categorized everyone, the long incline with mirrors making you see yourself...More

Thank Rob D
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Incredibly moving experience in the museum. The restaurant was hopelessly underwhelming. The service was horrible and many of the dishes were unavailable at lunch time. The restaurant staff were totally disinterested. A very disappointing experience after such an incredible museums tour.

Thank nikkik718
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Good timeline to help put Apartheid into perspective and how damaging it was to the country. Amazing photos. Unfortunately, I didn't get to see the whole museum as they had a power failure during my visit. What I did see was worth the visit.

Thank ImeldaMario
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Nice history of apartheid in South Africa. A load of stuff on Mandela as well. I really enjoyed visiting this museum.

Thank Godsent007
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A must while in South Africa! The museum can be a bit frustrating to orient in, but the it is really informative on all aspects. You should at least set aside 2 hours for the visit.

Thank photosbyulf
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Iveta421
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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Anna T
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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kama f
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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.
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