|The APARTHEID MUSEUM
The Apartheid Museum is the story of the triumph of the human spirit over adversity. Beginning in 1948, the white elected National Party government initiated a process which turned over 20 million people into 2nd 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 nations resistance, courage and fortitude.
Just 15 minutes from Johannesburg International Airport or 20 minutes from Sandton (the business centre of South Africa), discover the true history of South Africa. Whoever you are, you cannot but come away with a deeper understanding and appreciation of this country, its darkest days and its brightest triumphs.
The Apartheid Museum, the first of its kind, illustrates the rise and fall of apartheid: The racially prejudiced system that blighted much of its progress and the triumph of reason which crowned half a century of struggle.
The Museum has been assembled and organized by a multi-disciplinary team of curators, film-makers, historians and designers.
The museum is a superb example of design, space and landscape offering the international community a unique South African experience.
The exhibits are from film footages, photographs, text panels and artefacts illustrating the events and human stories that are part of the epic saga, known as apartheid.
For anyone wanting to understand and experience what South Africa was really like, a visit to the Apartheid Museum is fundamental.
The museum is a beacon of hope showing the world how South Africa is coming to terms with the past and working towards a future that all South African's can call their own.
The Apartheid Museum is open from Tuesday to Sunday, 10h00 - 17h00.
The Museum is closed on Mondays, Good Friday and Christmas Day.
All prices are available on request.
Northern Parkway and Gold Reef Road
Tel :+ 27 11 309 4700
+ 27 11 309 4726