Apartheid Museum, Johannesburg

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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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  • I cannot imagine anyone visiting South Africa NOT visiting the Apartheid Museum. Plan for a long visit as much is text driven. Helps to have some prior exposure but not necessary. The point is... 
    I cannot imagine anyone visiting South Africa NOT visiting the Apartheid Museum. Plan for a long visit as much is text driven. Helps to have some prior exposure but not necessary. The point is...  more »
  • One should visit this place to learn about SA history. The exhibition is extensive with a lot of history, sometimes there are temporary exhibitions in addition to the apartheid. It can take 2-3 hours....  more
    One should visit this place to learn about SA history. The exhibition is extensive with a lot of history, sometimes there are temporary exhibitions in addition to the apartheid. It can take 2-3 hours....  more »
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  • You absolutely have to visit here. Make sure you set aside a comfortable 2 hours, at least. There is a lot to see, but it is all so valuable. The experience was irreplaceable, but is a lot of heaviness at once. I really enjoyed that they give you the option to take a break halfway through to sit in a garden and breathe.
  • It is a must place to go. It will help you to understand where we are, what happened here almost yesterday and why. I went twice and took 7 hours to read all the panels, but it was a well invested time. The best way to not repeat errors is to learn about our past.

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