Apartheid Museum, Johannesburg

4.5
To better understand the rich and turbulent history of South Africa, pay a visit to Apartheid Museum. Founded in 2001, the museum explores the system of imposed racial segregation implement during the apartheid era. You can spend hours wandering the 22 spacious exhibits narrating the story of oppression, racial tension, and the struggle for freedom. A plethora of items, photos, videos, and written materials paint an extensive picture of the tyranny that the black majority in South Africa endured for much of the 20th century. Make Apartheid Museum a centerpiece of your Johannesburg vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Johannesburg trip itinerary maker app .
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  • The visit to this museum is a must for anyone who wants to understand South African society and the history of this country. Many archival documents, films and photos relating to the apartheid regime and the fierce struggle of the black populations to free themselves from the oppression of the regime.
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  • Stopped here whilst on the tourist bus route. Massive car park. Entrance fee reduced on production of bus ticket. Very modern building crammed with pictures and momentos of Mandelas struggle to freedo...  more »
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  • Great museum with lots of information. A must see for every SA visitor. Safe parking in front of entrance with guarded gate. 4 of 5 stars because the set up of the galleries and the jump in times made it difficult for us to get the historical timeline and the relation of events.
  • Exceptionally well done museum, capturing the sad history of apartheid in South Africa. Very well laid out and designed to help ensure you have the chance to see all parts of the museum. With the entrance guide you’ll receive clear directions for a 1 hour, 2 hour, or 3+ hour experience in the museum. It can get rather busy later in the day, but is open Sundays (atypical for many places in Johannesburg) and was quite empty at 9:15am shortly after its opening.
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