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“Closed due to lack of funds” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Red Location Museum

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, Museums
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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.
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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“Closed due to lack of funds”
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 closed but we stopped here on a tour and it was decidedly shutdown.

The contrast between this modern expensive building and a future art gallery next to it (also not yet open or complete) seem totally out of context in the middle of the slums. Can't help think that the money should have been better spent in the surrounding poverty which is literally on the same street as this imposing building.

Visited April 2014
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“Closed until further notice”
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
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“Jewel in the eastern Cape”
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

Visited November 2013
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Sydney, Australia
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“Red Location Museum”
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

Visited August 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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“A living monument to the strength of people”
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!

Visited June 2013
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