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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
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I could’ve spent two whole days here. Lots of different types of media - videos, pictures, excerpts from books, personal artifacts. Highly recommend!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank micah1990
Reviewed yesterday

Must do, but can be quite an assult on the senses. do book several hours if you want to understand this period in history collectly.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Martin J
Reviewed 2 days ago

If you want the full experience, you need to pace yourself. This was the highlight of my Johannesburg visit and the history of South African and Apartheid timeline so beautifully documented. Very much recommend!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Lolarockstar
Reviewed 2 days ago

together with Constitution Hill this is a go to spot not to be missed, if you are already informed or not.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank jacologne
Reviewed 3 days ago

I knew this experience would be wrought with emotions of sadness, disbelief, anger, frustration, joy and hope. I experienced all of these feelings and more beginning with the black or white/coloured entrance. The museum is well designed, and the Nelson Mandela exhibit beyond inspiring. Luckily...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank JDPfjl0702
Reviewed 3 days ago

spend 6 1/2 hours here wonderful to see everything as I was in South Africa in 1966-1968 so could relate to a lot of things here, stopped at the café and had a nice lunch and not expensive at all, go first thing in the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Shirley C
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Somber and sober. But the teachings of some of the great leaders who were kept here should be heeded and reflected upon.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Wanderer81603
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Very recommended A must when in joburg to understand better the history of south africa. There is a shop and coffee at the end. Good entrance price. Entrataining and educational.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank guchipa
Reviewed 4 days ago

We spent our last morning in S Africa at this museum. We had previously been to Robben Island so it was very interesting to visit this museum to learn all about the history of apartheid. it was especially good for our children who are too...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 364jennye
Reviewed 4 days ago

We decided to visit the Apartheid Museum on our final day in Johannesburg and it was a very moving experience. Not a museum you can spend half an hour wandering round, but rather one that you should set aside a good couple of hours to...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank James M
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I’m not sure if there is, but I haven’t seen any place to store luggage there.
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5 December 2018|
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Response from ThePajamahadeen | Reviewed this property |
It is going to be a tight squeeze for you. You will need to go back through immigration and security at the airport if you leave the airport to go to the museum. The museum tour is easily a 2 - 3 hour "walk". You will need... More
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Response from IDoLoveFood | Reviewed this property |
It is possible to visit the museum in that timespan. There sometimes a hal hour waiting time in the airport to get hold of your luggage, since Johannesburg is a relatively small airport. A car will take you there in about... More
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