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Apartheid Museum

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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Type: History Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
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Type: History Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: This museum is architecturally interesting and packed with thoughtful, often brutal, reminders of South Africa’s history.
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Haifa, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

This museum is a 'must visit' to get the full story even though we knew quite a lot from the media during those years. You need at least 2.5 hours, perhaps longer if you are going to see both the general exhibition and the specific Nelson Mandela one, which was apparently meant to be temporary but has carried on .... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Highlight of Joberg the must do Museum of South Africa..Moving experience in a lovely setting, 2 hours got us around everything and what a 2 hours it was...

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

The way the museum is designed is that you have to go through the whole of it before you can sit down for coffee and rest your back. It's really very well designed and quite informative. But at certain moments I felt I was getting dizzy because of all the writings on the walls. I think it's meant to leave... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

At this museum you will get all the informations you need about south africa. But you really need time, about 3 hours if you really want to see and to get know everything!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

This museum takes at least 2.5 hours and be prepared to do a lot of reading. There is so much information to take it. The content of the museum can be very overwhelming. I am an English teacher, and I taught "Long Walk to Freedom," so I knew a lot of the information already, but I was also able to... More 

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Rugby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

This is a must visit venue for any visitor to Jo'Burg. Excellent information and photography that tells a disturbing story. Need 3-4 hours to get the full experience. There is a theme park next door to pacify any young children that may get bored in the museum.

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Sandton, Gauteng, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

History coupled with interactive displays and interesting information. An experience everyone must have.

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Malmö, Skåne Län, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

If you're in Johannesburg, or Joburg, as they say, make sure you don't miss the Apartheid Museum. A museum that depicts, in a modern way, the horror made by man, by people that justified the political system by referring to God. People that thereby found legitimacy in opression by legislating racial segregation and thus constitutionally deny black, colored, and Asians... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

I had heard it was excellent and it was. I would allow at least 2 hours. Be aware that there is a lot of reading - most of the displays have long (excellent) commentaries. Doing it again I would take a break at the restaurant (before the exit) and back track to finish. As someone who lived through apartheid it... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

the historical events that took place while i was at college and fighting against apartheid in the streets of New York asking our government to have sanctions on the South African minority system.

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