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Fascinting gems in the Newtown (Jozie)

Over the years I often go to Workers Museum for workshops and meetings. Steeped in history this is a gem find and tells many stories of yesteryear and the struggle of workers... read more

Reviewed 25 April 2016
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Evergreen, Colorado
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Reviewed 15 December 2016

This museum opened my eyes (as a new tourist) to the struggles and horrors of apartheid. I left with a sad heart for the people who were so abused at this compound. This was our introduction to learning about the real story of the workers of South Africa and it will stay with me forever. We are so grateful our... More 

Thank Pamelaebe
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Reviewed 1 May 2016

this museum is very well done, they have guides, but you must call in advance and schedule. However if you are not able to do that it is still a must see...the wealth of Joburg and South Africa is the mines and without labor the mines have not value, so this museum does justice to tell the story of the... More 

Thank Priscilla A
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Reviewed 25 April 2016

Over the years I often go to Workers Museum for workshops and meetings. Steeped in history this is a gem find and tells many stories of yesteryear and the struggle of workers trapped in the migrant labour system. Try not to miss it especially if you around the Newtown area. on the doorstep of Sci-Bona across the road from Market... More 

Thank VanessaPerumal
Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2016

What a fantastic ode to worker's struggles, South African history /ourstory and herstory this place once was.Sadly marginalised and finally destroyed by the badly managed Newtown project, the musueum stands empty and unused.A disgusting waste of a powerful heritage ,replete with living history

Thank Liepollo Leboha... P
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102 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2016

Despite arriving to visit the museum at 16.05 today and seeing that it is open until 17.00, i had just passed the entrance where a man waved me in (there is no admission charge) when suddenly a woman said that she is closing at 16.30 and I cannot enter as she has already put the alarm on. I asked her... More 

Thank Reservarlden
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2015 via mobile

This was a real educational eye opener, shocking! Sheila the guide was so knowledgeable and interesting, we wish we had her expertise with us on some of our other visits! Thanks Sheila - this place is a must visit!

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 14 March 2015

I loved my visit to the workers museum. It's quite a small place, but it has a lot of detail and extremely interesting and well represented history. And it's free! Definitely worth a visit. I spent about an hour there and found it thoroughly enjoyable and educational.

1 Thank 145gemmal
Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 29 December 2014

A really interesting museum - where you feel transformed back to early Johannesburg !! I took my 3 children and even though a small museum they loved it - good for a 40 minute wander around

Thank JustinHawes

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