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Apartheid Museum

Northern Parkway (and Gold Reef Road) | Ormonde (next to Gold Reef City casino), 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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Northern Parkway (and Gold Reef Road) | Ormonde (next to Gold Reef City casino), Johannesburg, South Africa
+27 11 309 4700
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Reviewed today

Lots of money thrown at this Museum, Interactive digital meets old school photographs. Some interesting facts omitted here and there but anyway all good for the tourists I suppose.

Thank Llewellynthetraveler
Reviewed yesterday

The immersion from the door is intended for you get the pain of the cruelty of arparthied . It's weakening . Go to at least see the reality. Feelings await.

Thank D O D
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

By far the best place to go in johannesburg. Exhibits are fantastic well maintained. Great for overseas visitors. Will take at least 2 visits to see and take everything in

Thank Ross E
Reviewed yesterday

Through its series of graphic displays, videos and documents, the museum recounts the history of South Africa;s apartheid days and its reersal through Mandela. A must visit if you are in Johannesburg.

Thank Ronjill
Reviewed 2 days ago

I knew about apartheid when I was growing up but had no idea how awful it really was. Just entering the museum through a gate for "whites only" after being categorised as white brought home a feeling of how terrible this system was.

Thank Katrina H
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Our guide was very informative & the experience of seeing & experiencing South African history was fabulous. Great exhibits in the court of art.

Thank Carole P
Reviewed 3 days ago

Visited 24 Sept on recommendation. The Museum is very modern and provides what I consider to be a short (in terms of time line) but also extensive (quantity of material) insight into the more recent South Africa during the period of Apartheid policy between 1948...More

Thank aussie1928
Reviewed 3 days ago

Highly informative exhibition, well presented. Although we had been to Robben Island and Constitution Hill before, we still learnt a lot about Madiba and Oliver Tambo. The films on the riots in the very early 1990s and the extreme right-winged White movement were shocking.

Thank Inkomo
Reviewed 4 days ago

A haunting display of a dark part of South Africa's history, and the brutalisation and mistreatment of black south Africans and their courageous fight against racial discrimination. The Mandela exhibition was also an amazing portrayal of his life and tells how one man can change...More

Thank krobo88
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The Museum can easily take a full day to read everything and watch the videos. It gives young real sense of what happened from the perspective of people who lived their stories. It is tastefully and beautifully designed, giving you a flavor of what actually...More

Thank 138wandap
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kama f
18 September 2017|
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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.
21 February 2017|
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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.
15 September 2016|
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Response from Jean P | Reviewed this property |
English only. And the texts are quite long. Get the Google Translate app and cellular internet to translate in real time.