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Museum Africa

121 Bree St | Newtown, Johannesburg 2113, South Africa
27 11 833 5624
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Ranked #52 of 69 attractions in Johannesburg
Type: History Museums
Description: Located in the busy Newtown Cultural Precinct, this multi-media museum includes an audio/visual display of Nelson Mandela’s treason trial.
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English first
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

Surprisingly clean and- it made for an excellent historical visit.alot of walking is involved as things are set out on many different levels. There is order, but not the conventional sort, however, everything is grouped and sectioned off well. Very interesting artefacts and levels. However, the Apartheid history needs some amping up and is a bit limited. some displays lacked... More

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Centurion, Gauteng, South Africa
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

Museum Africa is an worthwhile place to visit if you want to update your knowledge of South Africa History, Culture and Geography. Take your time and visit the past, present and think about the future! Kids might find it boring!

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Tegucigalpa, Honduras
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196 reviews 196 reviews
49 attraction reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

I like history and also geology, so I found it very good. Large historical building. We got in just 30 minutes before closing time, so went in for a fast tour. It is free. Reading other reviews, I guess if they start charging a modest entrance fee, funds could be collected to improve museum. Overall, I am glad that I... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

This museum is free, and just as well. The exhibits are poorly set out, there does not seem to be any chronological order, and the best part of the whole place is the 100 year old Market building itself. Disappointing, on the whole

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NJ
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99 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

There is no charge for this museum. It felt like we were the only people there...sounds good right? Not so much. It was like a huge warehouse that had a few thing to see. It wasn't bad, just not good. The geology museum is here as well but don't get too excited...unless you love rocks and taking quizzes....you'll see if... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

Some of the things on display were a little random but we enjoyed our visit. However the Museum at Wits Uni is much better I love that museum.

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Johannesburg
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71 reviews 71 reviews
17 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

I enjoyed the way the museum is done, and preserving the history of the buildings. no parking or security issues at all

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Johannesburg
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53 reviews 53 reviews
13 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

Could use some modern multimedia / interactive exhibits. Gives a decent history of Johannesburg. I've been a few times, mainly for the temporary exhibitions which have been excellent.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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59 reviews 59 reviews
14 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2012

Never seen a museum that feels more like a collection of junk than a museum with a purpose. Why is it called museum africa if whats on show its more of a collection of random things without a purpose

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Centurion, Gauteng, South Africa
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

Take time out and experience the past and get a glance of history, heritage and the evolution of this wonderful country. This will really give you an idea of the diversity and cultures of South Africa.

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