School visits to the Apartheid Museum make education about the country's history more creative and memorable.
They are important for establishing a comprehensive connection between learners and the information in their textbooks. If you wish visit to the museum, please note the following:
- Admission fee is R45 per learner and R50 per teacher/educator
- Bookings need to be confirmed a week before hand. There is no guarantee that the school can be accommodated if the tour is not confirmed.
- The museum must be notified if the school is unable to attend at least a week beforehand.
- If you have made a booking, the museum will provide a guided tour for your school.
- Payment by cheque should be made out to the S.A. Apartheid Museum and handed over on arrival at the ticket office.
- Payment can also be made in cash on arrival.
- EFTs are accepted but you are required to produce proof of payment required on arrival.
- Note once payment has been made, there will no possibility of a refund.
- After securing a booking, teachers are encouraged to visit the museum before bringing their learners. This visit will be free for a maximum of two teachers per school provided that they produce a letter stamped by their school.
- Please specify in advance any topic you would like your guide to focus on.
- Tours are designed for different age groups. Different age groups will explore different sections of the museum.
- If you arrive late, your school may forfeit your guided tour and the teachers may have to take learners around the museum themselves.
- The museum does not admit school groups of children younger than Grade 5 because of the sensitive nature of the material on display.
- The museum opens at 9 am, and school tours take a minimum of two hours. Children will not benefit from the experience if the tour is cut short.
- Teachers are expected to accompany the children with the guide on the tour, and are responsible for the behaviour of the children during the tour.
- Every learner must bring a pen to complete some written activities in the museum.
- Grades 6 – 9 children will each be given a booklet to work with in the museum, designed for their grade level. Teachers can also use these booklets in follow-up lessons when they return to school.
- No cameras are allowed in the museum.
- No food is allowed in the museum. If children require a snack break during the tour, this can be negotiated with the guide.
- Alcohol is not permitted in the museum. Teachers or children who are inebriated will not be allowed access to the museum.