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Apartheid Museum

Northern Parkway (and Gold Reef Road) | Ormonde (next to Gold Reef City casino), Johannesburg, South Africa
+27 11 309 4700
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This museum is architecturally interesting and packed with thoughtful, often brutal, reminders of South Africa’s history.
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good27%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“nelson mandela” (214 reviews)
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Northern Parkway (and Gold Reef Road) | Ormonde (next to Gold Reef City casino), Johannesburg, South Africa
+27 11 309 4700
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This museum is a most see for anyone interested in the history of Apartheid in South Africa. It is modeled in part on the holocaust museums in Washington and Berlin. The organization and displays are both excellent and that total experience of going through the...More

Thank Joe H
Reviewed 2 days ago

We were disappointed in this museum. VERY confusing layout. Some rooms were just hidden away. Not much commentary to explain the context etc. Good example is the pile of rocks at the exit. WHY are they there? What do they mean? no explanation given. You...More

Thank Steve S
Reviewed 3 days ago

The entry price is 85 Rand and provides a comprehensive history of South Africa today. One could three hours here quite easy, especially with the Nelson Mandela exhibition on display when I visited. The museum is well laid out, with well labelled displays and exhibits...More

Thank WCOB
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is one of the musts to visit if you are in JNB. I was expecting more about how Apartheid was and experiences of those people, but I felt more about learning each great persons such as Mandela and others' contributions, etc. A lot of...More

Thank TravelProNewYork
Reviewed 4 days ago

We visited the Apartheid Museum during our brief stop in Johannesburg. The museum is arranged well and was very informative. Larger than I expected and engaged us for several hours. We had lunch during our visit, which was much better than I anticipated. Certainly a...More

Thank David D
Reviewed 5 days ago

Its awesome and enormous. I didn't plan all day for this museum so had to rush thru. One, really interested in history, can spend all day going thru exhibition

Thank SudhaGupta
Reviewed 5 days ago

We love history and are curious to know more. However, this museum didn't live upto our expectations. - It was not interactive - Too much text to read - not interesting

Thank Kanupriyahs
Reviewed 6 days ago

A totally engaging experience. Thoughtfully designed to accommodate many different learning styles and interests.

Thank travlyn2017
Reviewed 6 days ago

Plan on spending several hours or on returning a second time. The museum gives a vivid look to the evils of apartheid.

Thank PattymaeChicago
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The Apartheid Museum in Johannesburg should not be missed. A great way to learn about this very important period of history in an interactive and exciting way. The museum exhibits were captivating and really informative. I came away a little somber but glad to have...More

Thank Dan F
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kama f
18 September 2017|
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Response from GanasG | Reviewed this property |
R75 per person(adults and children 12 years and over)
21 February 2017|
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Response from brklyntraveler_29 | Reviewed this property |
we bought tickets at the admission window. we got there around 2 and they closed at 5, it was a good amount of time for us.
15 September 2016|
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Response from Jean P | Reviewed this property |
English only. And the texts are quite long. Get the Google Translate app and cellular internet to translate in real time.