Apartheid Museum

Apartheid Museum information

Location
Johannesburg , South Africa
Address
cnr Gold Reef Rd & Northern Parkway
Ormonde
Telephone
+27 11 309 4700
More information
www.apartheidmuseum.org
Prices
adult/child R70/55
Opening hours
9am-5pm
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The Apartheid Museum illustrates the rise and fall of South Africa’s era of segregation and oppression, and is an absolute must-see. It uses film, text, audio and live accounts to provide a chilling insight into the architecture and implementation of the apartheid system, as well as inspiring stories of the struggle towards democracy. It’s invaluable in understanding the inequalities and tensions that still exist today. Located 8km south of the city centre, just off the M1 freeway.

Visiting the museum is an overwhelming experience; particularly distressing is a small chamber in which hang 131 nooses, representative of the 131 government opponents who were executed under antiterrorism laws.