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Address: Koch & 7th Avenue | Salvokop, Pretoria, South Africa
Phone Number:
+27 12 336 4000
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Freedom Park is the South African tale in the voice of the South African...

Freedom Park is the South African tale in the voice of the South African people. Using our unique culture, heritage, history and spirituality, it tells of the events that shaped us and why we are who we are today. It is the heart and soul of our nation captured in one breathtaking space.Situated close to our capital's city centre, Freedom Park stands as a memorial to what we have achieved as a nation. Most importantly, it stands as a beacon to guide all South Africans on the route of hope and patriotism to a proudly united nation. Freedom Park urge use to experience and appreciate our history, to walk where our ancestors have walked and to learn about our shared heritage as brothers and sisters.Go on a guided tour of Freedom Park at 09h00, 12h00 or 15h00; or take a self-guided tour. We are open 7 days a week, except on Good Friday and Christmas Day.

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Proudly South African

It's spaces like these that make me so proud to be a South Africa, yes our history is filled will bloodshed and hate but nevertheless it is a rich history and it's our history and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Divine R
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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Here is a stunning world class museum in a beautiful building and fantastic parkland. It was built over a period of 10 years and is largely complete, but there are still a lot of improvements they are wanting to make over time. The building itself looks great & the internal spaces & flow invites you to spend time lingering on... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's spaces like these that make me so proud to be a South Africa, yes our history is filled will bloodshed and hate but nevertheless it is a rich history and it's our history and it's so beautifully displayed in this museum. I'm so proud of the standard, so educational and the space is just such a gem. I really... More 

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Thank Divine R
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Signposting could be better, but otherwise this monument to the African people is well worth finding. There is a certain spirital feeling seeing all the names of those people who gave their lives to bring equality for all to South Africa.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

What an interesting and educational experience. And the staff who work there are so friendly and service - oriented, they made the visit memorable. The museum has so much for you to take in. Allow yourself 4 hours minimum to really appreciate this wonderful gift to my country.

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Thank Khwezi1306
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

This is an outstanding place. In my opinion, the exhibition which tells the story of the development of South Africa is unique. I think it may be the best example of a museum I have seen, anywhere, period. The reason I think it is so successful is that it roots the story in the spiritual development of the South African... More 

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Doha, Qatar
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

It is intended as a discussion point with neighbouring Voortrekker Monument, since they are in close proximity it is recommended to see both to have a balanced view from two sides of the conflict. It is well made multimedia exhibition.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

We visited here after coming from the Voortrekker. They are very cose together, but there were a series of guard stops who looked at us strangely for wanting to visit, and carefully guiding us to the next guard. It was a long series of handoffs even until you get into the museum, that had us quite puzzled. I'm still not... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

We enjoyed every minute here. This new park and museum above the city is a must if you are in Pretoria. Excellent exhibitions, helpful staff.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

The museum puts the troubled history of South Africa and, by proxy, the whole of erstwhile-colonized Africa in the context of the Africans' experience; this is in sharp, and necessarily jarring, contrast with the nearby Voortrekker monument. Would have loved to have spent more time in the museum than a 5 yr old would tolerate; the park itself is very... More 

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Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Freedom Park is a great new addition to the already historic city and surroundings. Freedom Park is conveniently connected to the Voortrekker Monument. The exhibition itself is great and serves as a stark reminder of our past. This is one of the best museums in Pretoria!

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