We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Apartheid Museum

Northern Parkway (and Gold Reef Road) | Ormonde (next to Gold Reef City casino), Johannesburg, South Africa
+27 11 309 4700
Book In Advance
More Info
US$ 78.65*
and up
Full-Day Soweto City Tour with Apartheid Museum
More Info
US$ 57.20*
and up
Apartheid Museum Tour from Johannesburg
More Info
US$ 47.67*
and up
Apartheid Museum Tour in Johannesburg
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
This museum is architecturally interesting and packed with thoughtful, often brutal, reminders of South Africa’s history.
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good27%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“south africa” (338 reviews)
“nelson mandela” (203 reviews)
Opens in 18 min
All hours
Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
Northern Parkway (and Gold Reef Road) | Ormonde (next to Gold Reef City casino), Johannesburg, South Africa
+27 11 309 4700
Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Reviews (4,347)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More languages

11 - 20 of 3,312 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We certainly remember all of the violence that happened in South Africa. But, as usual, when it's half a world away, it's not as real as it is when you stand in front of the exhibits. This museum is a must see for everyone!

Thank TR3Driver
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a day stop in Johannesburg and as part of a tour that day we spent a couple of hours going round the Apartheid Museum. This is a fascinating look at the past history of South Africa - very informative and well worth visiting.

Thank malawi40
Reviewed 1 week ago

Highly recommend. Good to learn more about the history of the country you're in. You definitely still see and feel the effects of apartheid today. It's also nice to speak with locals on their history and how life is for them now. I left touched...More

Thank Christine V
Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm sure you think you know about Apartheid, much like I did. However, this really takes you deep dive into that time! The videos can be violent but you'll be glad you watched. The Apartheid Museum, literally takes you from the beginning to the end...More

1  Thank mstsstone10
Reviewed 1 week ago

an outstanding - and visceral - history of Nelson Mandela and apartheid. Everyone - young and old, black and white - should spend two hours in this museum. A reminder of the worst and the best of humanity.

Thank RaquelleA
Reviewed 1 week ago

I can spend hour here in wonder at what man is capable of doing to man. Its a well made and maintained museum, educational but also pretty child friendly. Well worth a visit, for tourist and local alike. I have been a few times and...More

Thank simonbsr
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Apartheid Museum provides the history of Apartheid in South Africa. There was also a temporary exhibit on the life of Nelson Mandela. I think that was the most interesting part for me. The rest of the museum was mostly snapshots and videos of showing...More

Thank omahanetraveler
Reviewed 1 week ago

We expected more insight on apartheid but it did not meet our expectations at all. It starten promising at the entrance, with a sperated entrance for black and white, and Some explanation about identity cards. Then followed an exhibition on Some mural paintings from the...More

Thank catalinaRotterdam
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am an ex-South African living abroad and I went here not knowing quite what to expect. There was a great deal to absorb and a great deal that I was not aware of, even though I spent most of my formative years in the...More

2  Thank Kathy G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For anyone wanting (needing) to know about the recent history of South Africa, a visit to the Apartheid Museum is a must. Museum itself well run, clean, comfortable, not crowded. Immediate surrounds the same, but further afield cluttered and unsavoury. Better to take a tour-bus...More

Thank Wendy R
Nearby Restaurants
43 reviews
1.07 km away
Cheese Gourmet
21 reviews
.81 km away
9 reviews
.12 km away
Back o' the Moon
83 reviews
.46 km away
Nearby Attractions
Gold Reef City
1,415 reviews
.37 km away
Sci-Bono Discovery Centre
188 reviews
4.44 km away
FNB Stadium
308 reviews
2.90 km away
Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Can we buy tickets at the door? Is it ok to get there at the end of the day?
20 February 2017|
Answer Show all 6 answers
Response from brklyntraveler_29 | Reviewed this property |
we bought tickets at the admission window. we got there around 2 and they closed at 5, it was a good amount of time for us.
La visita es solamente en inglés o hay también en español?
15 September 2016|
Answer Show all 2 answers
Response from 822jeanp | Reviewed this property |
English only. And the texts are quite long. Get the Google Translate app and cellular internet to translate in real time.
Is it necessary to have a guide to see the museum? What is the cost for an adult ticket? Do you need reservations or ok to come on the day? Is it safe to take the on and off bus to get there from hotel? we will be in johannesburg in early July for 2 days and think to do the on/off bus for 2 days including Soweto tour and museum on our own. any suggestions/comments are welcomed. thank you! food queen
11 June 2016|
Answer Show all 10 answers
Response from jh98275 | Reviewed this property |
You do not need a guide for the museum. There is excellent signage on the displays. You can use the on and off bus to get there. Just know that you can spend about two hours there. The bus is a great way to get around and... More