For anyone who wishes to understand the modern Republic of South Africa, a glimpse into its recent history is key.

From 1948 to 1994, the governing National Party enforced a system of segregation, known as Apartheid, meaning ‘separation.’ This system affected the everyday lives of all South Africans and still carries weight in modern life.

The Apartheid Museum has thus been erected to show visitors and locals what it was truly like in the Apartheid era, offering a series of 22 individual exhibition areas that illustrate the rise and fall of Apartheid.

Expect to go on an emotional rollercoaster as you are classified by race as you enter the museum. With provocative films, grand structures and shocking photographs each telling their own story alongside artefacts from the era, visitors will feel as though they have stepped back into the 70s and 80s, fighting for their freedom and the democratic South Africa we see today.