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Red Location Museum - CLOSED

Olaf Palme Street | New Brighton, Port Elizabeth 6200, South Africa
+27 41 408 8400
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Not safe area! museum is closed!!!

We picked up a leaflet in our bnb yesterday and used the sat nav to drive to the museum. The... read more

Reviewed 11 December 2016
Kim6675
via mobile
Our History

I will advise everyone who want to understand the country's past and especially the role the... read more

Reviewed 15 June 2016
Katrina A
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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THE MUSEUM It is designed to challenge conventional views of museum design. It draws on the work of Andreas Huyssen who has written extensively on the concept of memory and history. Visitors are not treated as consumers but active participants. The conventions of representing history as a single story are challenged through the design of the museum spaces. The past is represented as a set of memories that are disconnected yet bound together by themes.
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11 Dec 2016
“Not safe area! museum is closed!!!”
15 Jun 2016
“Our History”
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Olaf Palme Street | New Brighton, Port Elizabeth 6200, South Africa
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+27 41 408 8400
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Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

We picked up a leaflet in our bnb yesterday and used the sat nav to drive to the museum. The litter, stray dogs and tin homes rang alarm bells as we clearly had arrived in a very poor township. The actual museum road had a...More

2  Thank Kim6675
Reviewed 15 June 2016

I will advise everyone who want to understand the country's past and especially the role the Eastern Cape and Port Elizabeth has played in the struggle. It is all worth it

Thank Katrina A
Reviewed 9 January 2016

We past the museum on a guided township tour. Everything looked empty and closed/abandoned. We got the impression it was built but not opened but reading about it afterwards we realise it has been open.

Thank Grotoae
Reviewed 7 January 2016 via mobile

The museum is permanently closed. Don't go!!!!!! It was closed permanently on 2012.. There are only security guards the avoid the are being vandalized.

1  Thank Rgreficce
Reviewed 19 April 2015

got lost trying to find this place. it was closed and the security staff were not friendly and knew nothing of the place they were guarding.

1  Thank Jenijay
Reviewed 1 November 2014

Interesting but the museum wasn't quite finished when I visited. Worth going if you're passing through Port Elizabeth.

Thank Gill_loui171
Reviewed 12 September 2014

I visited the Red Museum in 2012 and was very impressed by the content with huge posters describing the heroes of the Anti-Apartheid Movement and various heart breaking events. However, the museum is in the centre of a township and the locals do not ,...More

Thank bigmama43
Reviewed 25 April 2014

Told that this is a good museum but its been shut for some time due to lack of funds from the government. As this is in the centre of the townships wouldn't recommend travelling there alone even if you have your own transport if it...More

Thank Gillian T
Reviewed 9 February 2014 via mobile

The Muesum is closed and I was told by the staff they don't know when it will reopen. Don't waste ur time driving up. Phone 1st.

1  Thank MattAfrica
Reviewed 26 December 2013

One of the many atrtractions in Port elizabeth the start of most things in South Africa and the forgotten jewel in the Republic

Thank davidhessey
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