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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  • Important perspective to take in while visiting South Africa. It's not a perfect museum but taking a couple hours to visit is a must in order to gain some insight into what made South Africa what it.....  more »
  • We did not manage to finish the whole exhibit, didn't visit the temporary exhibit and missed quite a lot. We were there for 2 hours and if you are interested, then definitely plan in more time. The...  more »
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  • The museum is really well done and offers an incredible look into this really sad part of South African history. Also the currently running special exhibition of Nelson Mandela is totally worth visiting this place! By the way, there are a lot of safe parking possibilities right in front of the museum. You can easily go there by your own (rental) car if you have one.
  • Very well set up and set out museum. The walk through tells a story through South African history. Give yourself atleast 3 hours to really engage with each exhibit to get a full view and understanding of our history.
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