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“A lot to take in”
Review of Apartheid Museum

Apartheid Museum
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Full-Day Soweto City Tour with Apartheid Museum
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Apartheid Museum Tour from Johannesburg
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Apartheid Museum Tour in Johannesburg
Ranked #1 of 183 things to do in Johannesburg
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Owner description: This museum is architecturally interesting and packed with thoughtful, often brutal, reminders of South Africa’s history.
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Reviewed July 27, 2013

We really enjoyed the temporary Mandela exhibit and spent most of our time there. It was very enlightening and seemed to give an accurate picture of a real and heroic man. All the time there left us little time in the rest of the museum, so that could be why we found it so confusing to find our way through. I would not take a child younger than 9 or 10 unless they were particularly mature. It is a lot of reading and some of the material is very intense. Even I could not stay in the movie. Some I was not even entirely comfortable with, for example in one room of "martyrs" it seemed to be suggesting a man was a hero for setting off a bomb in a market. I don't know the whole story, I am just saying the whole thing takes a lot of thought and can be a bit exhausting. This is an important museum and worth the visit. Just make sure you give it the time and that you are mentally prepared for it.

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Reviewed July 26, 2013

This museum is absolutely packed with information about the Apartheid era - almost too much - there is a lot of reading to do to get the best out of it! There was also a temporary exhibit on the life of Nelson Mandela which was also very interesting. Well worth the ZAR65 entrance fee.

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Reviewed July 26, 2013

Very useful place to learn and understand the recent history of South Africa?
You will be guided through the diferent stages of apartheid ( from set up to abolition)
Bring children ( older than 7/8 year old) with you, they will enjoy it

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Reviewed July 25, 2013

very informative and comprehensive information relating to the apartheid and the history of Nelson Mandela

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Reviewed July 22, 2013

My husband and I visited the Apartheid Museum at the tail end of our honeymoon. There is an incredible amount of information that is presented at the museum and it gives a comprehensive overview of the history of Apartheid. We especially appreciated the small details in the museum that added a bit of artistic flair to a heavy subject matter. I don't think that a trip to South Africa would be complete without an understanding of what has shaped the country.

The temporary exhibition about the life of Mandela was excellent, and gave a in depth overview of his life. An excellent and timely exhibit!

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