Explore Southern
Africa

The Apartheid Museum

The Apartheid Museum

The year 1948 marked the beginning of a very dark era in South Africas history, an era which was to last for 46 years, Apartheid. The word apartheid is an Afrikaans word which means separation, and in 1948 the ruling party, the National Party implemented the policy of apartheid which turned 20 million people into second class citizens, damning them to a life of servitude, humiliation and abuse. Those 46 years saw the rise and fall of many freedom fighters and activists, one of the most famous being South Africas first democratically elected president, President Nelson Mandela. 1994 was the beginning of a new era, the birth of The New South Africa, a proud South Africa, and a South Africa for the people.

The Apartheid Museum opened in 2001 and is acknowledged as the pre-eminent museum in the world dealing with 20th century South Africa , at the heart of which is the apartheid story. The Museum was constructed at a cost of approximately R80m which was paid for by Akani Egoli, who were the developers of the adjacent Gold Reef City Casino. The museum illustrates the rise and fall of apartheid and is a truly South African experience, pieced together by a team of curators, film-makers, historians and designers. The exhibits include provocative film footage, photographs, text panels and artefacts illustrating the events and human stories from this terrible period. There are a series of 22 individual exhibition areas which take the visitor through a journey that tells the story of the state-sanctioned system based on racial discrimination and the struggle of the majority to overthrow this tyranny.

The museum is described as 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. For anyone who wants any insight into this oppressive period in South Africas history, a visit to The Apartheid Museum is a must.
The museum is open from Tuesday to Sunday from 09:00to 17:00.
Guided tours are available at an additional cost of R5.00 per person and must be booked in advance.

For more information, bookings and admission fees please contact:
Tel: +27-11-3094700
Fax: +27-11-3094726
Or email: info@apartheidmuseum.org

Physical Address:
Northern Parkway
& Gold Reef Road
Ormonde
Johannesburg

Directions
From M1 South
Take the Booysens Road offramp.
Cross over first traffic light in Kimberly Road
Turn right at the second traffic light into Alamein, which becomes Northern Parkway, pass under a bridge
At the next traffic light, turn right into Gold Reef Road through the gates.
The Apartheid Museum parking is on your left.

Nearby Listings

Graded:
Sleeps: 12 in 6 units/rooms
From R 680,00
Per unit, per night.
* Rates may vary according to season

33 on First

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Melville

6.0km North West of center of The Apartheid Museum

33 on First Guesthouse is situated a stone's throw from the Bohemian suburb of Melville's famous 7th Street with its vibe atmosphere, pavement cafes, cozy restaurants, antique/vintage stores and cocktail clubs, we are in the perfect location to explore Jo

Instant Booking
Sleeps: 8 in 4 units/rooms

Parktown Guesthouse

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Parktown

6.1km North of center of The Apartheid Museum

Parktown Guesthouse is set in a beautiful garden of a private Parktown estate - Situated in a lovely neighborhood. The cottage can accommodate two persons.

Call Direct Direct Enquiry
Sleeps: 12 in 5 units/rooms

7th Street Guest House

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Melville

6.4km North of center of The Apartheid Museum

7th Street Guesthouse and Conference Venue is a 4 star graded by TGCSA, with 13 luxury en suite rooms equipped with DSTV, Wifi internet access, heaters, hairdryers, fans, digital safes, coffee/tea facilities and bar fridges stocked with compliment...

Instant Booking
Sleeps: 2

Forest Cottage B&B

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Forest Town

6.9km North of center of The Apartheid Museum

Nestled in the leafy suburb of Forest Town, in a quiet and secure cul-de-sac with 24 hour security guards. Friendly and warm comfort offered by Annie and Chris Challis - this is your home away from home.

Call Direct Direct Enquiry

Forest Town Guest Cottages

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Forest Town

7.2km North of center of The Apartheid Museum

Forest Town Guest Cottages situated in Forest Town in Johannesburg. These attractively and comfortably furnished villas are self-contained, separate and private, 1- and 2-bedroom villas to suit families, the business traveller and tourists.

Call Direct Direct Enquiry
Graded:
Sleeps: 18 in 11 units/rooms
From R 300,00
Per person, per night sharing.
* Rates may vary according to season

Villa Lugano Guesthouse

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Johannesburg

7.6km South East of center of The Apartheid Museum

Villa Lugano Guesthouse is an exclusive Mediterranean styled luxury 4 Star and an AA Quality Assured Superior graded guest house ideally situated in Mulbarton in South Africa's City of Gold, Johannesburg. Situated close to the Camaro Street....

Instant Booking Call Direct Direct Enquiry
Sleeps: 2

Abbott's in Parkhurst

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Parkhurst

9.3km North of center of The Apartheid Museum

Self catering accommodation in Parkhurst, Johannesburg. Including office area and within walking distance restaurants, shops and pubs. A sports club is on the boundary of the establishment.

Call Direct Direct Enquiry
Sleeps: 8 in 4 units/rooms

The Jack Rose

Hotel / Boutique Hotel Accommodation in Johannesburg

9.6km North of center of The Apartheid Museum

The PERFECT ROSEBANK ACCOMMODATION for Business and Leisure Travellers. There are 56 huge rooms and apartments, the beds are comfortable, the WiFi is fast & free and the coffee is GOOD! This perfect location makes getting around Johannesburg that much eas

Instant Booking
Graded:
Sleeps: 80 in 46 units/rooms
From R 188,00
Per person, per night sharing.
* Rates may vary according to season

Greenfields Guesthouse

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Alberton

9.8km East of center of The Apartheid Museum

Overlooking the lush green playing fields of the Reading Golf Course in a prestige residential suburb - 2km from Alberton Boulevard. Luxury affordable accommodation central to major highways. 15 mins from Airport.

Instant Booking Call Direct Direct Enquiry
Sleeps: 8 in 3 units/rooms

The Residency Jellicoe

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Johannesburg

9.9km North of center of The Apartheid Museum

The Residency Jellicoe is situated in Rosebank’s pristine business hub, yet providing the tranquillity one needs to restore the soul after a day in Gauteng’s heart of art. Book a Luxury Hotel Room, One Bedroom Apartment or Two Bedroom Apartment and enjoy

Instant Booking Call Direct Direct Enquiry