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  • Address: 121 Bree Street, Newtown, Johannesburg 2001, South Africa
  • Hours: Closed Mondays.

Museum Africa, Johannesburg’s main cultural and historical museum, occupies an imposing building which was once the city’s main fruit and vegetable market. Its inner city location is key; Museum Africa concentrates on urban living, and thus complements the numerous cultural displays which show life as it has been lived for centuries in rural areas.

One of the most interesting interactive displays examines the importance of gold for South Africa – not just the prosperity it has brought, but the high human toll of the mining industry. Elsewhere you’ll find The Sounds of the City, an exhibit which highlights Jo’Burg’s dazzling musical heritage, a phenomenon which echoes far beyond the city itself. A recreation of a shebeen, a type of shanty bar, puts the unique melodies and rhythms of the townships in context.

Practical Info

Museum Africa is centrally located in Newtown, right at the edge of the business district.

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Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

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Mahatma Gandhi and Satyagraha Private Tour of Johannesburg

3 star rating: Worth doing 8 Reviews

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Johannesburg City Tour, Johannesburg, Private Sightseeing Tours
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4.5 star rating: Recommended 12 Reviews

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Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

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3.5 star rating: Worth doing 22 Reviews

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