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We offer Day Trips to the Apartheid Museum. This day trip can also form part of a custom Safari or Tour package.
A HISTORY FORGOTTEN IS A FUTURE LOST.
The Apartheid Museum, the first of its kind, illustrating the rise and fall of apartheid.
The Apartheid Museum aims to keep memory alive by presenting the story of apartheid and how it affected the lives of millions of ordinary South Africans.
The overriding message is to show local and international visitors the perilous results of racial prejudice and how this, in the case of South Africa, nearly destroyed a country.
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. In 1995 the South African government set up a process for the granting of casino licenses, establishing an agency to do this called the Gambling Board.
The bid documents stipulated that bidders should demonstrate how they would attract tourism and thereby grow the economy and stimulate job creation.The bid was successful, Gold Reef City Casino was built and an adjacent piece of land given for the construction of a museum.The cost of the construction of what became the Apartheid Museum was approximately 80 million rand.
An architectural consortium, comprising several leading architectural firms, conceptualised 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.
The exhibits have been assembled and organised by a multi-disciplinary team of curators, film-makers, historians and designers. They include provocative film footage, photographs, text panels and artefacts illustrating the events and human stories that are part of the epic saga, known as apartheid.
A series of 22 individual exhibition areas takes the visitor through a dramatic emotional journey that tells a story of a state-sanctioned system based on racial discrimination and the struggle of the majority to overthrow this tyranny.
For anyone wanting to understand and experience what apartheid South Africa was really like, a visit to the Apartheid Museum is fundamental.The museum is a beacon of hope showing the world how South Africa is coming to terms with its oppressive past and working towards a future that all South Africans can call their own.
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