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Nelson Mandela Museum

Corner Nelson Mandela Drive & Owen Street | Bhunga Building, Mthatha 5100, South Africa
+27 47 501 9500
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A youth center and an open-air museum chronicle the amazing life of one of South Africa’s most respected political figures.
  • Excellent38%
  • Very good20%
  • Average16%
  • Poor16%
  • Terrible10%
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“great man” (3 reviews)
“his life” (2 reviews)
“nelson” (7 reviews)
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Corner Nelson Mandela Drive & Owen Street | Bhunga Building, Mthatha 5100, South Africa
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+27 47 501 9500
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Reviewed 20 March 2018

Nelson Mandela was such a great person and that's how you present him. Disappointing! After the run down place at Qunu I expected after years of renovating something special. The rooms to view the pictures are far too small. there are three security gates and...More

Thank Susanne412
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Reviewed 31 October 2017 via mobile

Visited the museum in Mthatha ( heard from staff there that the museum at QUNU is almost the same ) and naturally it has complete info on the great man ( with audio / video showings with old photos etc ). Staff is so so...More

Thank Ianfung
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Reviewed 19 October 2017

The museum gives a very clear sight about the life of Nelson Mandela. How he was during his youth,people he met in all the periods of his life.

Thank ladiescar
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Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

Good to see madiba in his hometown. Interesting little place . Array of gifts that nelson Mandela received.

Thank Bobby T
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Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

I was visiting Umthatha in the Eastern Cape, took a short flight from Johannesburg and landed in Umthatha Airport very nice and clean airport, visited this iconic space where the Legends life is told and depicted, it's a well thought out gallery with Mandelas gifts...More

1  Thank Jabu M
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Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

The staff at the museum were not that friendly, they didn't have any written information about anything that was on the wAlls. The gift store was showing a video I wanted but it was not available, store copy only, not good business

1  Thank mantolson
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Reviewed 16 February 2016

We checked the web site and there was no indication the museum was closed for renovation. When we turned up the guard outside said it would open in April - 2 months from now.

1  Thank MrGlobetrotter_11
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Reviewed 11 February 2016

As mentioned by other reviewers, note that there is a main museum in Mthatha itself (apparently still closed according to our B&B hostess) and a smaller one in Qunu. We visited (and review) the latter. Two words: disappointing; lackluster. Having finally located the hilltop museum...More

1  Thank AmazonLodge
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Reviewed 28 August 2015

Please note that I visited the Nelson Mandela Youth and Heritage site at Quno, which is administered by the Dept of Arts and Culture and is affiliated to the main museum in Mthatha (which was not open at the time of my visit - some...More

2  Thank Steph G
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Reviewed 4 June 2015

If you have lots of free time, I would stop here but don't do it just because you feel obligated to pay respect of sort. It's more of a place to celebrate and preserve the story of a man as opposed to a "museum". I...More

2  Thank wvzjxq
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Woodie238
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Response from EnnieBal | Reviewed this property |
8am til 4pm that is when you find the exhibitors with extra material but after 4pm its empty but u can still go in view pictures and the model prison cell.
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