Apartheid Museum

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Apartheid Museum
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Apartheid Museum is located in Greater Johannesburg
Apartheid Museum
Apartheid Museum
Established 2001; 17 years ago (2001)
Location Johannesburg, South Africa
Coordinates 26°14′15″S 28°00′32″E / 26.2376°S 28.0090°E / -26.2376; 28.0090Coordinates: 26°14′15″S 28°00′32″E / 26.2376°S 28.0090°E / -26.2376; 28.0090
Type Specialized museums
Website http://www.apartheidmuseum.org
The racially-segregated entrance to the museum

The Apartheid Museum is a museum in Johannesburg, South Africa illustrating apartheid and the 20th century history of South Africa. The museum, part of the Gold Reef City complex, was opened in November 2001.[1]

The Apartheid Museum allows visitors to experience the racial segregation that occurred during apartheid by separating them by racial appearance classified by the width of the nose, the kinks in hair, skin pigmentation, and size of lips.[2]


  1. ^ "Apartheid Museum". South African History Online. Retrieved 19 May 2015.
  2. ^ Swarns, Rachel L. (2001-12-10). "Oppression in Black and White; South African Museum Recreates Apartheid". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2017-12-15.

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