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“A really important museum”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Red Location Museum - CLOSED

Red Location Museum
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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.
Stockholm
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32 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“A really important museum”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 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!

Visited January 2013
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Johannesburg
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168 reviews
82 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Great Attractions”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2013

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

Visited December 2012
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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“What an experience!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 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.

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Bunia
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80 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“audacious museum”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 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 museum

Visited August 2012
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Rome, Italy
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14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Go there with Kevin!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 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 located in a township and serves as a pole of attraction and cultural improvement. So, this is really a "living" museum. Plus, you really learn a lot about apartheid and the struggle carried out both by the whites and the blacks to end it.

Visited August 2012
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