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Museums & Galleries in Johannesburg

Apartheid Museum

Type : Daily Visit

You will find this museum located opposite to the Gold Reef City casino. It usually takes about an hour to really take in the delightful displays at this interesting and enlightening museum in Johannesburg. Children under 10 years of age are discouraged from attending due to the graphic nature. [Read More about Apartheid Museum]

Cradle of Humankind Site

Type : Daily Visit

A visit here is sure to take you back in time. The Cradle of Humankind Site consists of a series of dolomite limestone caves which contain the fossils of animals, plants and hominid ancestors. Scientific evidence suggests that these dolomite caves started out as coral reefs growing under the sea about 2.3 billion years ago. [Read More about Cradle of Humankind Site]

Constitution Hill in Braamfontein

Type : Daily Visit

Constitution Hill is a unique heritage site overlooking Johannesburg from Braamfontein. Constitution Hill was built in 1893, on the site of an old fort prison for political dissidents such as Gandhi and Mandela. The site includes a museum and South Africa's Constitutional Court. [Read More about Constitution Hill]

Hector Pieterson Museum in Soweto

Type : Daily Visit

Hector Pieterson Museum
is located in Soweto, Johannesburg. The museum is named after the first casualty during the uprising in 1976 prior to the sole use of the Afrikaans language in schools.
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Johannesburg Art Gallery in Joubert Park

Type : Daily Visit

Johannesburg Art Gallery
is located in Joubert Park of Johannesburg and it is one of the nicest galleries in South Africa. Johannesburg Art Gallery houses spectacular artwork ranging from Picasso & Henry Moore to South Africans Sekoto, Batisse and Pierneef. [Read More about Johannesburg Art Gallery]

Museum Africa in Newtown

Museum Africa in Newtown is the premier history and cultural museum of Johannesburg and housed in the place that was once the city's first fruit and vegetable market that was built in 1913.

Address: 121 Bree Str., Newtown, Johannesburg, South Africa
Phone: +27 11 853 5624
Opening Hours: from Tuesday to Sunday between 09.00-17.00

Worker's Library Museum in Newtown

You will find this museum housed in a national monument, where you can view the living conditions of migrant workers. This can be enjoyed every day from 8:30am-4.30pm. Admission is free.

Address: 52 Jeppe St.; Johannesburg, South Africa
Phone: +27 11 834-1609

Origins Centre in Santonda Ave, Wits University


Origins Centre offers a great experience of Africa’s rich and mysterious past. The journey there begins with the origins of humankind and then moves through the development of art, symbolism and technology with the southern African rock art traditions.

Address: 1 Enoch Sontonga Ave, Wits University
Phone: +27  (0)11 717 4700

SAB World of Beer in Newtown

South African Breweries World of Beer offers an informative tour prior to the beer origins dating back to 6000 years and demonstrates the beer making process. There is also a pub that the visitors are able to enjoy beer after the tour of the facility. Here you can enjoy a 90-min tour for $1.25 where you will discover the heritage of the beer of the area. This attraction is open from Tuesday to Saturday from 10am-6pm.
Address: 15 President St., Newtown, Johannesburg, South Africa; Phone: +27 11 836-4900

Liliesleaf in Rivonia


Liliesleaf is an attractive heritage site and is one of the Johannesburg’s best-kept secrets where the personification of the beliefs, motivations and aspirations of the leaders take place.

Address: 7 George Ave, Rivonia
Phone: +27  (0)11 803 7882/3/4/6

Mandela House in Soweto


Mandela House offers information for the preservation, presentation and research of the history, heritage and legacy of the Mandela Family.

Address: Vilakazi Street, Soweto
Phone: +27 (0)11 936 7754

Kliptown - The Open Air Museum in Soweto


The spectacular Open Air Museum of Kliptown is situated in the oldest residential district of Soweto. The scenery and the Freedom Charter takes the visitors to the history of the struggle for freedom.

Address: Soweto
Phone: +27 (0)11 536 0611;  +27 (0)11 339 2700

Gertrude Posel Gallery in Braamfontein

You will find this gallery in Braamfontein, which is on the outskirts of the center of the city of Johannesburg. Visitors can spend a few hours browsing a lovely collection of tribal art and clothing. Another feature includes an entertaining display on South African soccer.

Address: Witwatersrand University, Senate House, Jorissen St. Braamfontein , South Africa;
Phone: +27 11 717-1365

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