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Albany Museum-Provost Prison

Grahamstown, South Africa
+27 46 622 2312
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A piece of history

...now mainly a quirky cafe venue and a unique setting. Not suitable if you have restricted... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Celtic-Wanderer
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SCOTLAND
Provost

Fascinating prison from the early 1800s - but the coffee shop is also a great experience. Light... read more

Reviewed 13 July 2017
brianfQ3331OT
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Grahamstown, South Africa
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1 week ago
“A piece of history”
13 Jul 2017
“Provost”
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Grahamstown, South Africa
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+27 46 622 2312
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Reviewed 1 week ago

...now mainly a quirky cafe venue and a unique setting. Not suitable if you have restricted mobility as the stair up into the building is steep, with a handrail.

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Reviewed 13 July 2017

Fascinating prison from the early 1800s - but the coffee shop is also a great experience. Light snacks and superb coffee.

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Reviewed 3 July 2017

A small pub in the old prison. Interesting architecture. When we were there during the Grahamstown festival, artist were performing music in the old court-yard. It was very pleasant to sit there sipping drinks while listening to a musician performing.

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Reviewed 26 June 2016

The visitor wanting to see the interior of the old Provost military prison no longer needs to make an appointment to visit - all that is required is to stroll in and satisfy your curiosity whilst enjoying a hot coffee! What a good idea it...More

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Reviewed 15 June 2015

Not only is this an interesting historical site, it is also an excellent coffee spot - not to be missed!

Thank BernHub
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Reviewed 11 October 2012

The prison was designed in 1835 by the Royal Engineers. The cells are arranged in a semicircle and has a guard-house overlooking the cells. It is part of the Albany Museum Complex but is only open by appointment. We did not make an appointment and...More

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