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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 16 February 2018

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

Reviewed 13 July 2017
Grahamstown, South Africa
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16 Feb 2018
“A piece of history”
3 weeks ago
“Great coffee shop in this beautiful old prison”
Grahamstown, South Africa
+27 46 622 2312
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very interesting space, and history. Worth a visit. Food and coffee available. Use the bathroom, it's charming!

Thank Nicola K
Reviewed 27 June 2018

I was intrigued by the museum. Fascinating prison from the early 1800s. Good for the youngsters to go and visit.

Thank zamakes
Reviewed 10 April 2018

Probably one of my favourite places in Grahamstown! What a delight! You have to appreciate the irony of enjoying a delicious meal in an old prison overlooking the Rhodes University Dept of Psychology! Fantastic service from a delightfully friendly Grahamstowner, delicious coffee and food and...More

Thank Paula B
Reviewed 16 February 2018

...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.

Thank Celtic-Wanderer
Reviewed 13 July 2017

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

Thank brianfQ3331OT
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.

Thank jhnel
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

Thank Jilldutoit
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
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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