Apartheid Museum

Currently Open [Closes at 05:00 pm]
  • Address: Northern Park Way and Gold Reef Rd, Johannesburg, 2001, South Africa
  • Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +27-113094700
  • Ticket Price: 65 ZAR
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: History Museums, Family And Kids, Specialty Museums

The Apartheid Museum is an assortment of separate museum buildings which illustrate mutual exclusion in their purpose and exhibition. This Museum was primarily built in honour of the struggle against apartheid, besides depicting the cultural and developmental history of South Africa during the 20th century. The Museum facilitates the visitors with complete guided tour and video and audio assistance and directions, along with exhibitions about the historical revolution against apartheid. The maintenance of the museum is done by a non profit organization of trustees. Thus the museum is preserved and run by the numerous provincial donations and sponsorships of the contributors functioning in Johannesburg.

  • The Apartheid Museum has a Casino in the adjoining Gold Reef City, which was introduced to enhance the tourism industry and fame of the museum.

  • Adults RAND 65; Pensioners, students, children RAND 50.

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  • Apartheid Museum Address: Northern Park Way and Gold Reef Rd, Johannesburg, 2001, South Africa
  • Apartheid Museum Contact Number: +27-113094700
  • Apartheid Museum Timing: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Apartheid Museum Price: 65 ZAR
  • Best time to visit Apartheid Museum(preferred time): 10:00 am - 01:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Apartheid Museum: 02:00 Hrs
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  • 74.92% of people who visit Johannesburg include Apartheid Museum in their plan

  • 69.77% of people start their Apartheid Museum visit around 09 AM - 10 AM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Apartheid Museum

Monday, Friday and Saturday

90.69% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Apartheid Museum

People normally club together Carlton Centre Observation Deck and Museum Africa while planning their visit to Apartheid Museum.

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  • Display and decoration is good but, the flow of the story telling can be better. Did not know much detail about The Apartheid before, I left with some impressions and knowledge of it. Restaurants is good, but make sure you check the price of the things you order and count the change you get back, the cashiers seem to be a bit fishy on keeping some extra coins for themselves.

  • Highly recommended. The museum has a careful design and consideration of how the visitors will see and experiences and their time. Exhibitions are mostly photos and videos, with a little bit of installations. It will be perfect if there are more objects to show.

  • More content than my legs could handle. Well researched museum. Needed guides. Also don't know y photos aren't allowed

  • Always such an emotionally draining and interesting place to visit. Have taken many students from overseas countries there - but do not know that they fully grasp the magnitude of what the museum is all about. I learn more each time I visit, and maybe I ought to go there one day on my own. The exhibit with video footage taken in the 70s and 80s (I think), is the part that always wracks me emotionally. It is certainly a place all South Africans ought to visit - despite its tendency to be emotionally draining.

  • As somebody who is coming from Europe with a distant view on this topic I was a bit disappointed. The entrance which separates by chance between white and non-white is a really nice idea which is not further explored. Instead the exhibition overwhelms with information but scratches often only the surface. As an example it is always the government against the non-white people. But how was the life for an individual? In some videos one sees black police men. What was their role in the system? I acknowledge that the whole topic apartheid is a big one. But is indeed an important one which deserves an exhibition which is based on the latest state of museum educational service. Nevertheless a must go but don’t take your young children with you as some videos are quite brutal.

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