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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 today via mobile

This museum takes every bit of 3 hours or more to experience. There is so much detail and so much to read and observe and absorb! I chose RED! When you go there pick your color—-you’ll understand after the visit!

Thank LTCSooner
Reviewed yesterday

This museum was as advertised; an important, amazing and emotional experience surrounding the rich and often sad social and political history of S.Africa for the past century plus. The museum instantly engages you as you pass through one of two entrances; one for whites and...More

Thank kenhallinan1
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This museum is very rich with a lot of documents , photos , videos You can easily spend half a day if you wish The part conserving Mandela is also very interesting then you learn a lot about the apartheid and you finish with a...More

Thank Mimi672013
Reviewed 3 days ago

Get ready for a deep dive in South African history and to understand how apartheid was. You can make a fast visit (1.5 hours) or a detailed visit (3 hours). I personally recommend a detailed visit. In both cases will get a clear picture of...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

I have visited the apartheid museum twice now - and both times I was very impressed by the quality of their storytelling. The information can be overwhelming, but the museum is clearly set up and allows you to design your own visit (and decide the...More

Thank Emma B
Reviewed 1 week ago

I only had a day in Johannesburg so only had a two hour block of time to view this museum because i was with a tour group and I felt it wasn't enough. The museum is incredibly fascinating, touching and very well laid out. Not...More

Thank djv5000
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The museum was interesting. There were lots of photos and interactive exhibits. I would not recommend for young children.

Thank Michele D
Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum should passage obligatoire for all visitors to RSA to remind of the country’s bloody history and the atrocities committed under the Apartheid system of institutionalised racial segregation under white minority rule.

Thank Peter Eilschow O
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Too much to see in only one visit. But a very good museum. And important. There is a small part showing the history of Johannesburg as well.

Thank Sandalsand
Reviewed 1 week ago

A place to visit to understand where this country comes from, a must for every visitor to SA informative

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4 April 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
19 February 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
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17 September 2017|
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Response from TaurangaTrout | Reviewed this property |
R85 adults and R70 children. Not really sutable for young children. Can be purchased on Site. Be early to beat tourist and school groups.