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Apartheid Museum, Johannesburg: 17 reviews and 20 photos

  Apartheid Museum
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  • Apartheid Museum - Johannesburg
      Apartheid Museum
    by Airpunk
  • Apartheid Museum - Johannesburg
      Apartheid Museum
    by Airpunk
 

If you visit only a single museum in Johannesburg, this would be one of my two choices for it (the other one being the Henry Pieterson Museum in Soweto). This museum gives the visitor an idea of how it must have been during this era of discrimination which was a shame for humankind. The collection shows how discrimination began around the turn of the century and became law in the 1950s. This is also the way you enter the museum, later experiencing all other key moments of this era. Of course, this includes also the two most touching events, the Soweto uprising in 1976 and the dawn of Apartheid with Nelson Mandela being set free. Another point to mention is that you are separated at the beginning: You’ll get a plastic card telling you which race you belong to (of course, that does not depend on your real skin colour). According to this, you’ll see the first part of the exhibition separated from each other.
Audioguides in several languages are available. Please bring your passport or national ID card as a deposit for it. Apartheid Museum is a must-see in Johannesburg leaving nobody’s emotions untouched.

Address: Northern Parkway and Gold Reef Road
Directions: Next to Gold Reef City
Website: http://www.apartheidmuseum.org/

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Nov 21, 2009
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