It's really worth a visit to get a better understanding of the regimes that have influenced the history of SA.
It is good, but not great, if you have read about the history of South Africa then you might only find it average, if not it then might be more interesting. Mostly pictures and reading material, some videos and documents too.
If you're starting your South African holiday in Johannesburg then make a visit to the Aoartheid Museum your first stop to really appreciate how much South Africa has been transformed since its first democratic elections. This museum is magnificently curated. The exhibits offer excellent insights into the country's past and will bring a lump to your throat simply from the... More
If you have a day in Johannesburg (and, honestly, if you're a tourist, you're probably better off NOT spending the day in JoBurg and instead heading elsewhere) this is probably the best thing to see in town. If you can, I'd recommend doing some reading before you go. As a foreigner, what you think you know about apartheid is probably... More
Having completed little research about Jozi and South African history two hours here brought me up to speed very quickly with inspiring (and sickening) exhibits. The museum is beautifully laid out and takes you through the entire journey of this awful period. When I was there the museum also had a special temporary exhibition on Nelson Mandela - this was... More
This was an important stop for our Peace and Justice trip. We spent a good couple of hours in this museum and it was nowhere near enough! There is so much to view and listen to (there were videos as well as written displays). It was way too much for me to take in on one visit. I would recommend... More
Having read a bit about the history of South Africa, seeing it displayed in this museum brought to life many of the things I had read about. The artifacts (many of them recent as just a couple of decades ago) helped me understand how life must have been like in those days. The videos were not only informative but brought... More
The entrance tickets were classified as black or white whichever one you got you had to take the apporiate entrance and you were treated accordingly. Too much to see in one visit
Despite being something very impactful, this museum serves to better understand what was apartheid and all movements generated before, during and after this period that somehow tarnished the history of South Africa and the world. The museum is extremely well set up, with a lot of audiovisual material.
Took about 2.5 hours to walk through the museum. Interactive portion with Mandela's character was interesting. The folks at the cafe were lovely!
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