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Address: Cnr of Humewood Road & Walmer Boulevard | South End, Port Elizabeth 6001, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 41 582 3325
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Simply put together memorial to the South End community wrenched apart. Essential visit to understand the history of PE

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 25 June 2016
Michael W
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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I took my children here a while back annd just loved it. Not too sure about them, though! I want to go back and try the coffee shop after another leisurely browse through South End history. (I especially enjoyed the map on the floor of the hall!)

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

South End museum is the only site in Port Elizabeth that pays homage to the multi-cultural vibrancy of the port city's pre-apartheid past. Like District Six in Cape Town, Southend was inhabited by Christians, Jews and Muslims, Chinese, Portuguese and Indian, Coloured (mixed race), Xhosa, white English and Afrikaans speakers. The walls of the museum come alive with the laughter... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

This is as much a memorial as it is a museum – housed in the old Seafarers Mission it consists mainly of historical photographs of what was once South End a bustling multicultural and multi-ethnic community that lived here prior to the then government’s apartheid policy of separation when the area was mostly flattened and the inhabitants sent packing –... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

Simply put together memorial to the South End community wrenched apart. Essential visit to understand the history of PE

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Thank Michael W
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2016

The South End Museum is centrally and very aptly situated in the previous cosmopolitan suburb of South End, Port Elizabeth. The Museum depicts a photographic display of the once vibrant suburb of South End where members of different races and cultures lived together harmoniouslly until the "Non White" population was forcefully removed to remote areas of Port Elizabeth where they... More 

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015

First time visit to South End Museum, and then an enjoyable lunch of open chicken sandwich at the Restaurant. Service good, and had an enjoyable morning.

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Good Thunder, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2015

I felt like I learned a great deal about specific people whom I only knew by name; less famous activists were featured. Well worth the while.

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Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2015

I felt their could have been more to the stories told, A whole depth of unwritten pages but, a good attempt to place together the pieces of the past in this never forgotten South End. Still part of the peoples past. A dramatic and diverse past torn apart by the Apartheid regime. There was so much not covered but, enough... More 

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2015

This museum, on Port Elizabeth's beachfront, housed in the building which used to be home to the "Seamans Institute", documents the forced removal of the original inhabitants of South End. There is no entrance fee, but visitors are encouraged to make a donation for the basic running of the centre. There is a brief video which is shown, then the... More 

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Ha'il, Saudi Arabia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2015

This museum is a tribute to historical Port Elizabeth and South End an area in Port Elizabeth. If you love history. This is the place.

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