Museum AfricaFree: All time

Housed in what used to be the city’s main fruit and vegetable market, Museum Africa now brings its visitors to a journey back into the glory years of Africa’s from the early human communities to the first white settlers. A huge collection of artefacts, paintings, photographs, musical instruments has been collected since 1935 to paint the picture. The permanent displays show urban life in Johannesburg and how it relates to the complex geological, social, political and economic history of South Africa. Furthermore, a newer history exhibit focuses on the 1956 Treason Trial, during which Nelson Mandela and 155 others were imprisoned at the Johannesburg Fort.

Address: 121 Bree St, Johannesburg 2001
Opening hours: Tue-Sun 9am – 5pm; Closed Mondays
Phone: +27 (0)11 833-5624

Photo credit: sacks08 (Flickr CC), Jorge in Brazil (Flickr CC)