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Learn about an important part of South African history at the excellent Apartheid Museum in Johannesburg



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Learn about an important part of South African history at the excellent Apartheid Museum in Johannesburg. Explore the exhibits to get a deeper understanding of what life under apartheid was like in South Africa from 1948 through 1994. Recognized as the top museum in the world dealing with 20th century South Africa, the Apartheid Museum is a must-see for any visitor.



  • 4-hour visit to Apartheid Museum from Johannesburg
  • Learn about the rise and fall of apartheid in South Africa from 1948 until 1994
  • Broaden your cultural understanding of the nation's history
  • Explore the exhibits of this internationally-renowned museum


What You Can Expect

Apartheid Museum The Apartheid Museum opened in 2001 and is acknowledged as the preeminent museum in the world dealing with 20th Century South Africa, at the heart of which is the apartheid story. Beginning in 1948, the white-elected National Party government implemented the policy of apartheid which turned 20 million people into second class citizens, damning them to a life of servitude, humiliation and abuse.

Their liberation in 1994 with the election of Nelson Mandela, the prisoner who became president, is a climax in the saga of a nation's resistance, courage and fortitude. The Apartheid Museum, the first of its kind, illustrates the rise and fall of apartheid. An architectural consortium, comprising several leading architectural firms, conceptualized the design of the building on a seven-hectare stand. The museum is a superb example of design, space and landscape offering the international community a unique South African experience.

The exhibits have been assembled and organized by a multi-disciplinary team of curators, film-makers, historians and designers. They include provocative film footage, photographs, text panels and artifacts illustrating the events and human stories that are part of the epic saga known as apartheid.

The museum is a beacon of hope showing the world how South Africa is coming to terms with its oppressive past and working towards a future that all South Africans can call their own.

Color Black
Size 16mx24mx18m

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