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History Museum
“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 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.”
149 locals recommend
Museum
“Get Johannesburg history in a nutshell, from colonial to apartheid, and end with the story of the greatest constitution in the world and a most interesting building. See a small but wonderful collection of local art. Safe parking and close enough to uber. ”
78 locals recommend
Museum
“Gorgeous art gallery owned and curated by the Unitversity of the Witswatersrand! Has a collection of new artists, plus retrospectives on the more established creators too.”
12 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“The architecture is iconic - the art collections really interesting and the views are amazing”
8 locals recommend
Museum
“Located on an 80ha site next to the Johannesburg Zoo, in Saxonwold, the Ditsong National Museum of Military History is one of South Africa’s most undervalued attractions. It is the only one of its kind in the country, and is considered the “spiritual and symbolic home of regular and reserve soldiers and veterans in South Africa and throughout the world”.”
7 locals recommend
History Museum
“I love the educating side of it all. It's like they have all the history of Johannesburg summarised into one huge building of a museum. ”
10 locals recommend
Museum
“Trace your family tree and find out which great historic people you are related to.. its less than 10km away from "Endlini"”
14 locals recommend
History Museum
“The Museum of African Design (popularly known as MOAD) opened in a cavernous former-industrial building in the Maboneng Precinct in downtown Johannesburg in late 2013. The museum does not own a permanent collection, but hosts a new exhibition every four months, showcasing disciplines as varied as African fashion and furniture to architecture, landscaping and public art. Hours: Tuesday - Friday, 10:00 to 17:00, Saturday and Sunday, 11:00 to 18:00.”
8 locals recommend
Art Gallery
Museum
“You can run a 5 km ring... Stunning view on Rosebank and Sandton... Even more when stormy weathers!”
5 locals recommend
Bed & Breakfast
“Gandhi's home when he lived in Joburg from 1908 to 1909, as he was traveling extensively between Joburg, London and India, raising money and attention for Indian liberation. Beautifully restored and inspiring, the museum actually rents out rooms and conference space. ”
8 locals recommend
Theme Park Ride / Attraction
“SAB World of Beer is a museum of beer, and conference venue operated by South African Breweries; it is located in Newtown, Johannesburg, South Africa. The museum has nearly 50,000 visitors a year. It is open for tours Tuesday to Saturday from 10am to 6pm.”
7 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“It is in walking distance, next to other galleries that represent local contemporary arts and crafts.”
3 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“Look at beautiful ceramics, cloths and carpets from all over Africa. Or buy something if you want to. ”
7 locals recommend
Museum
“Not only is Museum Africa one of the most beautiful buildings where it lies right next door to the Market Theatre complex in Bree Street, Newtown, but it is also a museum with a difference - people who have visited museums throughout the world remark at the interesting and unique approach to the main displays.”
3 locals recommend