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South End Museum

Cnr of Humewood Road & Walmer Boulevard | South End, Port Elizabeth 6001, South Africa
+27 41 582 3325
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Must visit

This is not a large or complex museum but the story it tells is a piece of history everyone should... read more

Reviewed 16 August 2017
Emanpee
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Sydney, Australia
PE's sad history

The stories and history that you come across at this museum make you feel sad about what was, but... read more

Reviewed 30 March 2017
Charles V
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Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, South Africa
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Cnr of Humewood Road & Walmer Boulevard | South End, Port Elizabeth 6001, South Africa
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Reviewed 16 August 2017

This is not a large or complex museum but the story it tells is a piece of history everyone should know so it never happens again. It also helps to understand South Africa as it is today. Commencing with a short video interviewing people impacted...More

Thank Emanpee
Reviewed 30 March 2017

The stories and history that you come across at this museum make you feel sad about what was, but can never be again... I would definitely recommend spending some time here

Thank Charles V
Reviewed 2 February 2017

For me, this was a trip down memory lane since I was born and raised in South End. It was both uplifting and heartbreaking to see what could have been. We had lived among various races and never even thought that we were doing anything...More

Thank Frank L
Reviewed 17 January 2017

This is a wonderful outing to get an idea of what South End which within itself should be a National Monument was. An amazing area where people of all races lived in harmony before the cruel apartheid government split them all up and ruined their...More

1  Thank Gita L
Reviewed 26 December 2016

This is a museum not only for tourists but also for South Africans. We were fortunate to get a guided tour by the Museum Director. After the walking tour, we spent time also in the museum. They were reopening from a renovation recently done. We...More

Thank Emerson3091
Reviewed 24 December 2016

THis museum has extensive pictures of before, during and after the forced relocations. They are missing the overall information to put it in context. To a visitor to South Africa, who knows a little about apartheid, it would have been to nice to see a...More

Thank Anne L
Reviewed 26 November 2016

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...More

Thank jay9t
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,...More

1  Thank Heather R
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...More

Thank GDay1044
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

Thank Michael W
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