Apartheid Museum
Apartheid Museum

Apartheid Museum

Northern Parkway and Gold Reef Road, Ormonde, Johannesburg, 2135

The Basics

Johannesburg city tours and Soweto tours typically feature a stop at the Apartheid Museum, with some including an in-depth tour. The museum tells the story of 20th-century apartheid through photos, documents, and film footage, as well as interactive features that bring the history of racial classification to life. The end of South African segregation in 1990 (following former president Nelson Mandela’s release from prison) is celebrated by the seven pillars of the country’s post-apartheid constitution in the courtyard: democracy, equality, reconciliation, diversity, responsibility, respect, and freedom.

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Soweto /Johannesburg and Apartheid Museum Guided Full Day Tour
Soweto /Johannesburg and Apartheid Museum Guided Full Day Tour
USD75.90 per adult
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Superb experience and guide
Our our guide Natthia (not sure if spelt right) was one of the best, very knowledgeable and bang on time. Thre best food ever. The tour is highly powerful and interested, defo I highly recommend it.
Andres_B, Sep. 2023

Recent reviews from experiences in Johannesburg

Trip to Soweto
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Trip to Soweto
Amelia_A, Sep. 2023
Full-Day Soweto, Apartheid Museum and Lunch Tour
The visit to Soweto Seeing the lifestyle and homes and how the community lived. Seeing the poverty was heartbreaking but seeing their belief in hope and their level of community was inspirational The visit to the Apartheid museum was a great tribute to the hardships endured by SA Natives and their passage to human rights
You should go ahead!
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You should go ahead!
JemmaKim_K, Sep. 2023
Soweto /Johannesburg and Apartheid Museum Guided Full Day Tour
It was a very valuable tour. Our guide and drive Clemnti was kind, thorough and knowledgeable. We visited No.4 prison, Soweto, Hector Pieterson memorial, Apartheid museum. It was a good opportunity to understand and reconsider Apartheid deeply. The buffet lunch was delicious and not too expensive. Strongly recommended!!
Great all day tour
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Great all day tour
Roxane_M, Jul. 2023
Full-Day Soweto, Apartheid Museum and Lunch Tour
I really enjoyed the apartheid museum as well as the Hector Peterson museum. Our guide was wonderful. We also got a personal tour of Soweto. Very interesting.
Wonderful tour and experience
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Wonderful tour and experience
Martin_L, Jun. 2023
Soweto & Apartheid Museum Guided Tour
A great guided introduction to the history of this area. Insider's visit to Soweto and their community, then the Mandela house, and Apartheid museum. KG was our guide and just super.
5 Star!!!
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5 Star!!!
Olalekan_A, Jun. 2023
Apartheid Museum
Guys, I had the best Apartheid Museum Tour experience. Stevenson and his team where literally on fire! My biggest fascination was their Punctuality. Stevenson was literally waiting at my hotel right on the clock! The quality of the delivery of my tour guide was impeccable. I mean, these guys are vast in knowledge of what they do. I recommend this for everyone 100% Please keep it up, Stevenson.
Fantastic tour
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Fantastic tour
Claire_B, Apr. 2023
Half Guided Day Tour of Soweto And Apartheid Museum
Had a fantastic time with Neo. He was so knowledgable and happy to answer all our questions! The transport was lovely and clean and comfortable. I would recommend him to anyone!
Superb experience and guide
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Superb experience and guide
Andres_B, Sep. 2023
Soweto /Johannesburg and Apartheid Museum Guided Full Day Tour
Our our guide Natthia (not sure if spelt right) was one of the best, very knowledgeable and bang on time. Thre best food ever. The tour is highly powerful and interested, defo I highly recommend it.
Great day in Sawota
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Great day in Sawota
Barbara_T, Sep. 2023
Half Guided Day Tour of Soweto And Apartheid Museum
The tour guide was very Informative and nice the tour was great 👍🏿 👌🏾 we went to a great restaurant also
Stark but meaningful
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Stark but meaningful
Kristen_R, Sep. 2023
Soweto /Johannesburg and Apartheid Museum Guided Full Day Tour
We weren't sure what to expect but the history of South Africa was wonderful & came to life, thank to our guide Messe. He was knowledgable, kind and gauged the timing of the day for us to it all!
Joburg
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Joburg
Ulysses_B, Sep. 2023
Soweto /Johannesburg and Apartheid Museum Guided Full Day Tour
Nelson Mandela house and museum constitution hill the tour driver was great also rhe apartheid museum
Wonderful experience
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Wonderful experience
David_A, Aug. 2023
Johannesburg Full-Day Tour(Soweto/Jo-Burg & Apartheid Museum)
On time and guide very friendly and knowledgeable. Provided a great experience but never felt rushed.
Interesting Day in South Africa
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Interesting Day in South Africa
Lynette_B, Aug. 2023
Soweto /Johannesburg and Apartheid Museum Guided Full Day Tour
The Apartheid Museum and Constitution Hill. I found both places interesting and very sad as both white and blacks fought for equal rights for the black man.
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Things to Know Before You Go

  • The museum presents the sometimes shocking reality of apartheid, and some parts may be inappropriate for young kids.

  • Visitors should plan for about two hours to explore the museum fully.

  • The museum is fully wheelchair accessible.

  • Guided Apartheid Museum tours are available by advance booking only for groups of more than 15, with a small charge on top of admission.

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How to Get There

The Apartheid Museum is in Johannesburg’s southern section of Ormonde and can be reached from the center of the city along the Villiers Graaff Motorway. Hop-on, hop-off bus tours typically have a stop outside the Apartheid Museum.

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When to Get There

The museum is open daily from 9am to 5pm. To avoid crowds, it is best to arrive right at opening time or later in the day closer to closing time.

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Nelson Mandela’s Influence

Mandela was one of the most important leaders in the abolition of apartheid. The museum holds a copy of his speech to parliament and a video of the moment he was released from prison after 27 years.

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Frequently Asked Questions
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