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Red Location Museum

cnr Olof Palme & Singaphi Sts | New Brighton, Port Elizabeth 6200, South Africa
27 041 4088400
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Type: Architectural Buildings, History Museums
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

Told that this is a good museum but its been shut for some time due to lack of funds from the government. As this is in the centre of the townships wouldn't recommend travelling there alone even if you have your own transport if it does open again in the future. Nothing in the web seems to say its currently... More

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Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
42 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

The Muesum is closed and I was told by the staff they don't know when it will reopen. Don't waste ur time driving up. Phone 1st.

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

One of the many atrtractions in Port elizabeth the start of most things in South Africa and the forgotten jewel in the Republic

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Sydney, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 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

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London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 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 the township on a tour. Eye-opening and very friendly!

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
21 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 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!! ive seen it on tv and stuff but its so different acctually seeing it there... More

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London, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
10 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 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 innovative, particularly in the rooms discussing death in custody and the representation of the township... More

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Kristiansand, Norway
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 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 see and lots to read. So you need time to go through everything here. A... More

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Kettering, United Kingdom
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123 reviews 123 reviews
54 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 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

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Port Elizabeth,
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 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 hurry anywhere else.

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