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- Apartheid Museum
- Alt Name:
- South Africa
- South African Apartheid
- 1900AD - 1999AD
- Nelson Mandela
- Robben Island, The Nelson Mandela Museum,
about Apartheid Museum
The Apartheid Museum in Johannesburg chronicles the history of apartheid in South Africa and the struggle for human rights which ended this regime of racial segregation.
From 1948, when the National Party came to power, until 1994 South Africa had a series of racially discriminatory laws which oppressed certain races, particularly anybody of non-white descent. People were categorised according to their race and those who were not white were treated as second class citizens. This was the period known as the Apartheid.
Through its twenty-two exhibition areas, comprising original artefacts, information panels and multimedia presentations including films, the Apartheid Museum provides an in-depth insight into life under the apartheid regime. It also looks at the gradual campaign against the apartheid and the struggle for equal rights led by Nelson Mandela, the country’s eventual president.
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Address: Northern Parkway, Johannesburg
Phone: +2711 309 4700
The Apartheid Museum is located in the south of Johannesburg, off the M1. The easiest way to get there is by car.
Open daily except Mondays, 10am-5pm. Closed on Good Friday and 25 December. Entry costs R40 for adults, R25 for children, students and pensioners. Guided tours cost R5.
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