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COVID 19

The Nelson Mandela Museum remains committed to adhere to the stringent measures and controls to the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

COVID-19 WhatsApp Line is 0600 123456

COVID-19 24HR Hotline is 0800 029999

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NMM Aeriel Side View

I am an African. I owe my being to the hills and the valleys, the mountains and the glades, the rivers, the deserts, the trees, the flowers, the seas and the ever changing seasons that define the face of our native land. I am an African!!

– Thabo Mbeki
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Qunu YHC Aeriel View 1

I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. I felt fear myself more times than I can remember, but I hid it behind a mask of boldness. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.

– Nelson Mandela
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NMM Aeriel View 2

No one is born hating another person because of the colour of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.

– Nelson Mandela
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Freedom Day in South Africa is Freedom Day. This day in South Africa is celebrated on the 27th of April every year. This day is very important to the lives of South Africans because it was when black people gained independence, and the apartheid regime was removed in 1994.

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Africa Day

In my veins courses the blood of the Malay slaves who came from the East. Their proud dignity informs my bearing, their culture is a part of my essence.

– Thabo Mbeki

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Nelsonmandela
6 March 2005

To whom it may concern

The Nelson Mandela Museum is a not-for-profit institution established by the government of South Africa as part of a portfolio of legacy projects that seek to transform the heritage landscape from our apartheid past. At the same time, it is a resource for promoting economic development throughout tourism in an impoverished region of the country. This is a region in which I was born and grew up.

I was privileged to open the museum five years ago, and continue to take personal interest in its work. In our view it is working hard to give substance to its vision of becoming “a living museum ... that embraces development and inspires people through education, culture and tourism”.

We would encourage and value any assistance which you are in a position to give to the museum.

I thank you

Nelson R Mandela 1918-2013

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Meaning

The Meaning of Mandela

This exhibition, originally curated by the Apartheid Museum in Johannesburg, explores the life and times of Nelson Mandela and reveals insights into the man rarely seen before in the public domain.

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Luthuli

Mandela and Luthuli in Conversation

Mandela and Luthuli in Conversation is a thought-provoking exhibition that encourages debate. It is suitable for youth and adult audiences, and is a fulfilling, refreshing and recommitting experience inspired by the two Nobel Peace winners and other leaders.

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Dear Mr Mandela, Dear Mrs Parks

The Nelson Mandela Museum with Michigan State University in the United States, opened a remarkable exhibition in Nelson Mandela’s home village of Qunu in the Eastern Cape.

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News and events

Decorative Artefact: Gold Pennant
Decorative Gold Pendent
23 April 2020
Decorative Artefact: Gold Pennant

After his release from prison. Nelson Mandela was showered with various types of gifts by world institutions, organizations and individuals as tokens of appreciation for his selfless sacrifice and fight against the apartheid regime. Amongst those were medals and national orders. Being an extra ordinary human being that he was, Nelson Mandela donated these gifts to the museum which also happens to be his brain child.

BCUN Medal to Nelson Mandela
BCUN Medal
16 April 2020
BCUN Medal to Nelson Mandela

After his release from prison. Nelson Mandela was showered with various types of gifts by world institutions, organizations and individuals as tokens of appreciation for his selfless sacrifice and fight against the apartheid regime. Amongst those were medals and national orders.

BCUN Medal
Nelson Mandela Museum Keeping Its Patrons Informed
23 April 2020
Nelson Mandela Museum Keeping Its Patrons Informed

As it has been announced that the museum is currently closed due to the Covid-19 pandemic outbreak, the Nelson Mandela Museum heeded the call made by the State President, Honourable Cyril Ramaphosa to close temporarily. However, the website is fully operational and committed to meet the needs of the online visitors as well as those who would have preferred to visit the physical site had it been open.