Apartheid Museum

Apartheid Museum information

Johannesburg , South Africa
Address
Street cnr Gold Reef Rd & Northern Parkway
Extras Ormonde
Telephone
+27 11 309 4700
More information
www.apartheidmuseum.org
Prices
adult/child R60/45
Opening hours
9am-5pm Tue-Sun
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Lonely Planet review

Illustrates the rise and fall of South Africa’s era of segregation and oppression, and is an absolute must-see. The museum 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 accounts of the struggle towards democracy. It’s invaluable in understanding the inequalities and tensions that still exist today. It’s 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. If you are on your way to Soweto, the excellent Hector Pieterson Museum pads out the story. It is 8km south of the city centre, just off the M1 freeway.