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Museum Africa

Postal address:
Box 517 Newtown Johannesburg 2113
Street address:
Old Market Building, 121 Bree Street

Area: Newtown
City: Johannesburg
Province: Gauteng
Postal code: 2113
Country: South Africa

Phone: 011 8335624
Fax: 011 8335636


Johannesburg`s major history museum. The permanent displays focus on urban life in Johannesburg since the discovery of gold, with themes such as mining and domestic labour, shack life and township jazz. Mahatma Gandhi’s role in the fledgling city is covered, as is the historic 1956 Treason Trial when Mandela was jailed in The Fort.

Other displays deal with early man, stone and iron age communities, and the first white settlers in the Johannesburg area. Watch the press for details on temporary exhibitions.

Also in Museum Africa:
The Museum of South African Rock Art showcases unique rock paintings and engravings. The role of rock art in Bushman social and religious life is explained in a reconstructed rock shelter.

The Bensusan Museum of Photography and Library has important items from the
beginnings of photography in 1839 to modern developments.

The Photo Gallery has changing photo exhibitions, and the large photo library covers all aspects of photography.

Category: Museum
Keywords: Discovery of Gold; Treason Trial; Gandhi; Urban life; Geology; Photography; Rock art; Bushmen
Ref ID: 119

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