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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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Informative and interesting

Provides a very interesting and thought-provoking overview of the Apartheid era in PE. Given the... read more

Reviewed 25 February 2013
RMJM12
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Belfast, United Kingdom
One side view

This is kinda empty, displays are poor, and it's obviously an ode to one point of view, reminds me... read more

Reviewed 7 February 2013
Fraddk
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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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
“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 25 February 2013

Provides a very interesting and thought-provoking overview of the Apartheid era in PE. Given the location, it is understandably one-sided in its analysis, but definitely worth a visit.

Thank RMJM12
Reviewed 7 February 2013

This is kinda empty, displays are poor, and it's obviously an ode to one point of view, reminds me of the Soviet Union museums, it may need some time before a realistic museum is done about that period of time.

Thank Fraddk
Reviewed 10 January 2013

Located in the township, this museum tells the important story of apartheid. Just some 20 years ago the cruel regime's use of violence was a reality. Visit, take in, and never forget!

Thank Skippersweden
Reviewed 3 January 2013

We spent a long time going through the museum as the exhibits are very interesting and was a very worthwhile day.

Thank PeterV1
Reviewed 15 December 2012

Was taken there by a client who grew up in Red Location. We met his mother whose photo is on an outside panel. Saw NM's hand written diary. What an experience.

Thank Stephani B
Reviewed 24 August 2012

gritty reality of the history of a black township and the unrealised hopes in the post apartheid era. Imaginative presentations in the memory boxes and a knowledgeable local guide. For anyone interested in the transition from apartheid to the beginnings of ethnic integration, an excellent...More

Thank geoffandre
Reviewed 24 August 2012

Our guide Kevin (recommended by the Backpackers) was excellent and really passionate about telling us the story of this museum, as well as the struggle to end the apartheid. I think this is a "must visit" location for whoever travels to Port Elizabeth. It is...More

Thank 342TravelBug1973
Reviewed 6 June 2012

The Red Location Museum is a place that takes you back to the terrible years of apartheid. However it doesn't leave you with a feeling of hopelessness when you're done. There are stories depicted in there of survival and courage and pain and yes also...More

1  Thank Laurika
Reviewed 15 May 2012

Building was cold and gives a sense of robust architecture. I like the style of the building for the communities it serves. It speaks volumes. Solid, historical and for all time.

1  Thank Bronwyn J
Reviewed 25 April 2012

We visited this modern and evocative museum as part of a Rotary Friendship Exchange. We felt privileged to be able to visit this site in the middle of the New Brighton settlement. New Brighton and Red Location have been know as a "Hot Spot of...More

1  Thank Peter D
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