Museum Africa
Museum Africa

Museum Africa

Free admission
Closed Mondays.
121 Bree Street, Newtown, Johannesburg, 2001

The basics

A visit to Museum Africa offers an excellent introduction into all things South Africa—including its culture, history, geology, politics, and art. As one of Newtown’s most popular attractions, the museum features in just about every sightseeing tour of Johannesburg, along with other top sights like Nelson Mandela’s former home, the Carlton Centre observation deck, Constitution Hill, and a traditional African medicine market.

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Things to know before you go

  • Museum Africa is a must-visit for history buffs, budget travelers, and first-time visitors to Johannesburg.
  • Museum admission is free, though the Workers’ Museum charges admission.
  • The museum is accessible to wheelchair users.
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How to get there

Museum Africa is centrally located in Newtown, right at the edge of the business district. The easiest way to get there is by taxi or public bus.

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When to get there

Museum Africa is open Tuesday to Sunday from 9am to 5pm. Plan to visit early in your trip to get an introduction to South Africa before you start exploring.

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The Workers’ Museum

The Workers’ Museum, located two blocks away, is a branch of Museum Africa that tells the story of African migrants who came to the city to work in the mines. Visitors can learn more about the fundamental role migrant labor played in the growth of Johannesburg, as well as the hardships that migrant laborers from around South Africa had to endure.

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Frequently Asked Questions
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