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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  • Apartheid museum & Constitution hill tour that are very educational which will awaken your senses. We were guided by Thami of Soweto Experience Tours & Transfers who has an indepth knowledge and... 
    Apartheid museum & Constitution hill tour that are very educational which will awaken your senses. We were guided by Thami of Soweto Experience Tours & Transfers who has an indepth knowledge and...  more »
  • Go with an open heart and mind ready to listen and learn. It will provoke you and may even transform you in good way. 
    Go with an open heart and mind ready to listen and learn. It will provoke you and may even transform you in good way.  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.
  • We absolutely loved our experience. We arrived early and took our time. Although I'd recommend it for older kids. My 16 year old wanted to spend all morning here, however my 14 and 10year old soon became hungry and tired. The museum is brilliantly set up with up-to-date information. Not much in way of food but conveniently located near the casino which had restaurants as well fast food places nearby..100%recommended as a day out in JHB.

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