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Albany Museum-Provost Prison

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Address: Grahamstown, South Africa
Phone Number: (046) 622 2312
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A bit of history repurposed for use!

The visitor wanting to see the interior of the old Provost military prison no longer needs to make an appointment to visit - all that is required is to stroll in and satisfy your... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 26, 2016
Jilldutoit
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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016

The visitor wanting to see the interior of the old Provost military prison no longer needs to make an appointment to visit - all that is required is to stroll in and satisfy your curiosity whilst enjoying a hot coffee! What a good idea it was to use this space as a cafe and what an interesting space it turns... More 

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Grahamstown, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Not only is this an interesting historical site, it is also an excellent coffee spot - not to be missed!

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Mossel Bay, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

The prison was designed in 1835 by the Royal Engineers. The cells are arranged in a semicircle and has a guard-house overlooking the cells. It is part of the Albany Museum Complex but is only open by appointment. We did not make an appointment and had to settle for pictures of the outside. The building was declared a National Monument... More 

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