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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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Red Location Museum

The Red Location Museum is really good. It has a lot of information about the Apartheids... read more

Reviewed 21 October 2013
fsutravel02
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Sydney, Australia
A living monument to the strength of people

I think this is one of the best museums I've been to. I especially like the fact that it's a living... read more

Reviewed 14 July 2013
NiamhMcc
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London, United Kingdom
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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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  • Very good37%
  • Average5%
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  • Terrible15%
11 Dec 2016
“Not safe area! museum is closed!!!”
15 Jun 2016
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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 21 October 2013

The Red Location Museum is really good. It has a lot of information about the Apartheids. Definitely a must see while in Port Elizabeth

Thank fsutravel02
Reviewed 14 July 2013

I think this is one of the best museums I've been to. I especially like the fact that it's a living museum, so relevant to people's day to day lives. We went with Luvo Ndima from Jama Tours, he was great and took us around...More

Thank NiamhMcc
Reviewed 8 May 2013

i visited this museum as part of a group trip, as we were driving into the museum, i was shocked to see all the poverty & tiny houses (if you can call them that) and i was shocked as to hhow many people live there!!...More

Thank sarah_travel_addict
Reviewed 1 May 2013 via mobile

The Red Location museum is undoubtably a very interesting place, the architecture is different to anything else that we had seen in SA and the exhibits were well presented and informative, not to mention very moving. The use of multimedia and different presentation seems quite...More

1  Thank Katie M
Reviewed 30 April 2013

The concept of this place is great - it is placed in the township and really stands to contrast to the rest of the area, but it is built to give back to the people there. The museum is interesting, but there is little to...More

Thank Mirela C
Reviewed 22 April 2013

as part of our historical tour of Port Elizabeth, we visited the Red Location Museum, you must give yourself enough time to see everything that is in this museum, its well worth the visit

Thank malc1005
Reviewed 9 April 2013

To find such incredible architecture in the heart of a very rundown area in Port Elizabeth is quite fantastic. It's a great eye opener into the history that you seek to understand when you're visiting, but the design is something you won't see in a...More

1  Thank Mistique11
Reviewed 5 April 2013

Dont be afraid to go there by your own, it is more safe than you think. Everyone/everybody should go there once in a lifetime - it make you think, grief, hope.....

Thank Bea_Bumble
Reviewed 27 March 2013

This has to be the must go-to place in Port Elizabeth. A fine new building set in the middle of a township which was a centre for anti-aparthied struggle, it show the reality of that struggle for local people. It is very moving and informative....More

Thank Rainsborough
Reviewed 13 March 2013

A must-see for any traveler to Port Elizabeth and/or South Africa so that you can be educated about the realities and legacies of Apartheid and the related resistance movements. An impressive museum in a architecturally stunning building.

Thank AllyCata
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