Museum Africa, Johannesburg

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Museum Africa, Johannesburg - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price

Address: 121 Bree St, Johannesburg 2001, South Africa

Phone: +27-118335624

Ticket Price: 41 ZAR

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Time Required: 02:00 Hrs

Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

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The Museum Africa or the Africana Museum is a heritage museum and bears the historical features of the development of Johannesburg and South Africa. It’s located on the site of what used to be a fruit market. Over the decades, numerous sections illustrating the materialistic progress and culture of Johannesburg has also been introduced as newer additions. On the decline of the apartheid during the 1990s, the newly formed South African Government renovated the museum and named it as Museum Africa.

Among the specialities of the museum are the belongings, the cultural articles and trinkets from all over the African continent, notably the native tokens, musical intruments and cushions. The Museum includes a Bensuan Museum. The Bensuan Museum exhibits the exceptional and high precision components of photographic equipments, along with collections of wet plate prints, digital photographs, and numerous stereoscope imageries.

Museum Africa Information

  • The Museum Africa also houses a Geology Museum which specializes in its collections of archaeological samples from various regions of South Africa, especially from Tsumeb of Namibia and the Witwatersrand Reefs.

How To reach Museum Africa by Public Transport

  • 121 Bree St

Restaurants Near Museum Africa

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  • Senhor Prego
  • Cafe Flo

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  • Based in Newtown, on my last visit the Museum Africa was host to the South African Book Fair. The spacious interior has historic details which were carefully restored, and a spacious interior with easy viewing from the sloping ramp. Especially photography enthusiasts will enjoy the historic photographs lining the walls, as well as camera equipment from a previous era. Opposite the entrance,there is a large uncovered parking area, and at the back of the museum is the Market Theatre. Walking a bit further will take you to an adjacent small shopping mall with undercover parking.

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  • Has good content. Geological exhibition good, but rest of the museum is bit weirdly put together and does not have a coherent theme or trail. Definitely needs attention.

  • Very well curated. I learned a lot.

  • Very poorly run. Alot of display cases are empty. Very dusty and dirty outside. Poor maintenance.

  • This is such an interesting museum. My children and I really enjoyed it. Will definitely be back. The history of Johannesburg was interesting. Loved the photography section.

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