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Address: Northern Parkway (and Gold Reef Road) | Ormonde (next to Gold Reef City casino), Johannesburg, South Africa
Phone Number: +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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Full-Day Soweto City Tour with Apartheid Museum
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Apartheid Museum Tour from Johannesburg
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Apartheid Museum Tour in Johannesburg

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A museum dedicated to the struggle against injustice

I visited this place during my visit to Johannesburg. I went there in order to provide IT consultancy to a Company. I toiled hard for the entire week and was able to complete the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I visited this place during my visit to Johannesburg. I went there in order to provide IT consultancy to a Company. I toiled hard for the entire week and was able to complete the assigned work beforehand so my hosts decided to provide me a rewarding leisure trip for weekend. It was decided that I shall visit two places namely... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Apartheid is a loaded topic whose history played out over a long period of time. The Museum attempts to convey all the historical facts of significant events, as well as give visitors a sense of the impact various policies. I feel much better educated on the history and impact of apartheid, and of South Africa in general, having gone to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A complex museum that spells out in words, pictures and videos, the dehumanising horror of a political system of systemic oppression of one race by another. There was even a clip of a ministerial broadcast praising the system and suggesting that other countries might do well to copy the South African approach to segregation! Allow plenty time (at least 2... More 

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Thank Highlander24
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

As a family of history lovers, we planned an excursion to the world class apartheid museum to learn our great country's past. great tour guides and an awesome gift shop!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is the 5th time that I visit the museum and i still feel anger, sadness, guilt (my dutch ancesters) and hope. It is a must for everybody who visits this country of mixed emotions.

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Sandton, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A great insight into the history of South Africa and troubled history. Make sure you allow at least half a day as we were on a tour and only had limited time. The majority of the exhibits involved english text and only minimal AV presentations, but interesting overall.

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Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our first visit to this part of SA and we were advised not to miss going to the Museum. We were so glad that we took this advice it is a must. The whole experience was one of complete wonder. Not to be missed . SA history all in one remarkable building.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This imaginative and informative museum is set in an excellent example of modern museum architecture. It is apolitical and definitely on the list of must dos for visitors (unlike for instance Robben Isand in Cape Town). It offers a meaningful insight into the apartheid past in a well thought out way. Allow as much time as you can spare or... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We spent four hours at this museum after a month traveling around South Africa and just before flying home....it helped put into perspective all we had seen during our travels. The museum is very compact and well set out......we didn't discover until too late that they had audio guides which would have been useful. However this didn't detract from the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Apartheid Museum is a historic site that gives you insightful and detailed background of SouthAfrica with a focus on Apartheid. Beyond the commonly u Der stood practices, you have a deep history that helps you understand today's people and their social and political situations. It can be emotional and heavy.. I think you need repeat visits as there is so... More 

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