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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” (39 reviews)
“nelson mandela” (234 reviews)
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Northern Parkway | Ormonde, Johannesburg, South Africa
+27 11 309 4700
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A highlight of my trip.. I used the discount from the red bus.. very informative and well arranged..!

Thank Alex A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This museum leaves you feeling a bit numb - but it was one of the most worthwhile mornings we have spent in a long while. We are familiar with apartheid and grew up hearing about the struggles. We well remember the day Mandela was released....More

Thank freeequenttraveller
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I enjoyed the review of history at the Apartheid Museum. I believe history was reasonably treated and the depiction of the struggle of Mandela was clearly the focus. I would encourage anyone to see the Museum.

Thank Troutmonger
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have had an incredibly moving experience visiting this museum and journeying through the history of this country. I had studied The rise of Apartheid till the Soweto uprisings at school so found the details of what came after and before so shocking, especially the...More

Thank Christine S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The opening exhibit at this museum is amazing, unfortunately it goes a bit downhill from there as they are trying to convey history using a ridiculous amount of words, I think the subject they are covering is really important, but the exhibits could be so...More

Thank Mari C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Although called the Apartheid museum, a large portion of the exhibits deal with Nelson Mandela and George Bizos. The origins of Apartheid are not objectively portrayed and not much info is given on it and the period preceding Apartheid.

Thank kdgarlipp
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited this museum as part of a tour, but we were allowed to go at our own pace, unguided. There is, what felt like an unending amount of information, and it was probably too much for a shorter visit, allowed by our tour. But,...More

Thank sandra n
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I knew only superficially about the whole impact of the Apartheid and gosh! Two decades after and there still signs of trauma. Good place to understand and avoid discrimination. Our society became complex and we are lost in our aims. So for every soul that...More

2  Thank Xistudo
Reviewed 1 week ago

This should be called the Mandela museum. I felt it was narrowly focused and I left after one hour. No interaction, just walking and reading.

Thank Shellee H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Absolutely a must visit! I was transfixed in most oif the sections that I over ran over time by an hour. It is a wonderful tribute to the challenges that groups of people faced in my lifetime. Fantastic historical journey.

1  Thank debsmillen66
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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.