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Museums in South Africa

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Dating back to 1877, the National Museum has developed into an institution of international stature. Intensive research is carried out in the natural and human sciences, and...

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On 19 October 1986, the aeroplane, in which President Samora Machel of Mozambique and his staff and prominent politicians were returning to Mozambique from a meeting in...

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Situated 350km east of Gauteng, the town of Barberton is rich in ancient and modern history. Some of the oldest rocks preserved on earth are found here in the Barberton...

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Krugerhof was the last residence of President S.J.P. Kruger in the South African Republic (ZAR). He had left Pretoria in May 1900 because of the threat of the approaching...

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The Hector Pieterson Museum is a heritage site intrinsically linked to the origins of the Soweto Uprisings and its aftermath. By 10.30 am on 16 June 1976, thousands of students...

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Apartheid Museum

Johannesburg

The Apartheid Museum is the story of the triumph of the human spirit over adversity and oppression. Beginning in 1948, the white elected National Party government initiated a...

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Mandela House Museum, on historic Vilakazi Street in Soweto, strives to be a world-class visitor attraction and a leading centre for the preservation, presentation and research...

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Kliptown, a suburb in the heart of Soweto, is the oldest residential district of Soweto and was first laid out in 1891 on land which formed part of Klipspruit (i.e. ‘rocky...

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Workers’ Museum

Johannesburg

The Workers’ Museum tells the story of migrants who came to Johannesburg from throughout the southern African region. Having left their homes and families, black migrant...

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Museum Africa

Johannesburg

Rise and Fall of Apartheid: Photography and the Bureaucracy of Everyday Life offers an unprecedented historical overview of the pictorial response to apartheid that has never...

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Officially opened 49 years ago, the museum exhibits some of the most interesting and rare land transport vehicles used in Southern Africa. The displays take you through time,...

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Roodepoort Museum

Johannesburg

The museum covers local history, the discovery of gold on the Witwatersrand and the development of Roodepoort from mining camp to city. Roodepoort’s history can be traced back...

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The Freedom Park

Pretoria (Tshwane)

Using our unique culture, heritage, history and spirituality, Freedom Park tells the story of South Africa in the voice of the South African people. A national and...

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Cullinan Diamond Mine

Pretoria (Tshwane)

Cullinan, the most glittering name in South Africa’s diamond history, is the source of many of the most renowned diamonds in the world. Two of the largest and most famous...

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A short walk through the historic Company’s Garden is the oldest natural and social history museum in South Africa that houses more than one and a half million specimens of...

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The Iziko Slave Lodge is one of Cape Town’s oldest buildings, with a history that spans three centuries. Iziko aims to transform the Slave Lodge from a site of human wrongs to...

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The Cape Town and Durban Holocaust Centres feature a permanent exhibition on the history of the Holocaust combining text, archival photographs and film footage, documents,...

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A highlight of any visit to Cape Town is the Castle, which was built as the headquarters of the Dutch East India Company (VOC) in 1666. The objects in the collection date from...

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A 10-minute walk from the Company’s Garden is the Bo-Kaap. By 1934, approximately three-quarters of the residents of the area were Muslim, and today there are nine mosques in...

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Housed in Cape Town’s historic Old Town House (1755), the Michaelis Collection of Dutch and Flemish paintings is the most significant of its kind outside of Europe and America....

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