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Museum Africa

121 Bree St | Newtown, Johannesburg 2113, South Africa
27 11 833 5624
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Ranked #53 of 68 attractions in Johannesburg
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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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Randburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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62 reviews 62 reviews
29 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012

I enjoyed the museum, and was fasinated by the different cultures, but felt very one sided and found difficulty seeing the whole of the white interaction, mainly the others.

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Arlington, Virginia
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120 reviews 120 reviews
41 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2012

Was okay. Free entrance. Could have been better as looked jaded. It is a huge place but there were only about 5 things to see.

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Johannesburg
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86 reviews 86 reviews
43 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2012

I was disappointed in this museum because firstly there was no overall plan of the exhibits; secondly there seemed to arbitary exhibits in various areas with connection; there were many exhibits unfinished or in various stages of refurbishment; there was a general feel of neglect as if noone cared about the museum and lastly, a complete lack of information or... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2012

Interesting museum, lots to see. Nicely laid out. And in the interesting area of Newtown so worth a visit.

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Shanghai, China
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33 reviews 33 reviews
8 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2012

We spent about 20 mins in the museum.There are a lot of different displays and exhibits. But we couldn't make out what everything was really about, how and why they are selected, and why stories they are trying to tell. There is one display on old camera, one on city's gay spots. another one on animation. So I was a... More

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San Francisco, California
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78 reviews 78 reviews
17 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2012

Great exibit, more time was needed. Leave yourselves at least 3 hours if not you will rush and miss many things. We had to run to see areas that would have been a shame to miss. It took us over 2 hours.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2012

This museum houses several collections under its roof. Do not miss the road to democracy exhibit, nor the rock art. The historic Market building is worth a visit alone

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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2012

It is very boring. The most exciting exhibit is the dummy full of gum.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2012

It has the potential to make a great impact given the location and architecture but I found it to be poorly maintained which left me feeling sad. More work on pride in the presentation and upkeep will go a long way in creating an deep impression.

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Lanseria, South Africa
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51 reviews 51 reviews
20 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2012

An overrated expensive tourist trap. I suggest the Johannesburg Art gallery for better value.

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