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Apartheid Museum

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This museum is architecturally interesting and packed with thoughtful, often brutal, reminders of South Africa’s history.
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Northern Parkway | Ormonde, Johannesburg, South Africa
+27 11 309 4700
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Easy to reach by Red Bus Tours. Impressive place with huge history load, Ghandi, King Mandela, .... ! Mostley scaring and really impossible to unterstand why humans treated each other like that. Jailed like animals, more respectless is not possible. Friendly Guide had a big...More

Thank Carsten L
Reviewed 3 days ago

This museum is both interesting and heartbreaking. Apartheid is not an easy subject for me to digest; it goes against the very belief that all men are created equal and should then be treated in the same manner...….that certainly has not been a truism throughout...More

Thank BKandCB
Reviewed 3 days ago

This museum was one where a difficult subject was handled with grace and dignity. The exhibits were wonderful and informative presenting Apartheid as it truly was.

Thank Hlondon99
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a walk through and read-type of museum. There are some photos, murals, and plenty of keepsake-oriented things to view as well. The entire tour (solo) would take anywhere from 2-4 hours depending on how long one would decide to peruse the history stored...More

Thank Shane G
Reviewed 3 days ago

Very impressive museum! So many interesting stories, so much details. But finally there was some kind of overload. It was not chronological, so same stories and videos were told and seen several times. And later we learned that we still had missed some points. And...More

Thank ettelbruck
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This blew my mind... wow!!! Understanding the history of this nation was a special treat for me, and inc in the day trip ...

Thank Mandy S
Reviewed 4 days ago

We visited this museum expecting to be stunned by it but we could not have imagined how stark and overwhelming this place is. We experienced for a brief period what life under apartheid was for all except the white people. This is a place everyone...More

Thank SumitD D
Reviewed 5 days ago

Indoor/outdoor museum with small gift shop and small cafe. Give yourself 1-2 hours to see everything.

Thank SunriseFitness
Reviewed 5 days ago

Words can't describe this Museum!! No inside photos are allowed. Rich with knowledge, history, photos, and more. You must take your time here and savor the brilliant display of architecture and history. Worth going more than once. So much to take in but somehow not...More

Thank Wendy_1960
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I Have also visited the Rwanda genocide memorial of which it is well marked and story flows. Clear numbering of the flow of the events unlike the apartheid one.

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August 27, 2018|
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Response from Cornelia P | Reviewed this property |
Not longer than 40 min by car.
April 4, 2018|
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Response from Joseph J | Reviewed this property |
No,there isn`t. It`s best that you arrange for transportation before coming so that you won`t have to worry about being stuck.
Anna T
February 19, 2018|
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Response from Ken T | Reviewed this property |
Hi Anna, I would advised you to do a sightseeing tour which would offer you and your familty safe trips throughout Joburg. I did the tour and visited the Top of Joburg, Soweto, and Apartheid Museum and felt very safe and... More