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South End Museum

Cnr of Humewood Road & Walmer Boulevard | South End, Port Elizabeth 6001, South Africa
+27 41 582 3325
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Very interesting and informative. Some evocative photos and excellent art works painted on floors... read more

Reviewed 7 November 2017
JHJoburg16
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Great little museum

You should Make time for a short visit to this museum. Its showing the history of the South End... read more

Reviewed 6 November 2017
Philiph S
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Cnr of Humewood Road & Walmer Boulevard | South End, Port Elizabeth 6001, South Africa
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Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

Very interesting and informative. Some evocative photos and excellent art works painted on floors, walls and ceilings. Contributions from people who lived in the area at key points in history gave a real human touch. Helpful and courteous staff.

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Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

You should Make time for a short visit to this museum. Its showing the history of the South End ethnic history in the 1950, and the Apartheid. Displays could be better, but museum is runned with funds. Please donate before leaving.

Thank Philiph S
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Reviewed 24 October 2017

I like to visit the South End Museum at least once a year as there is always something new to discover while walking through. That's why I always send the Amazing Race activities I organise for fundraisers to go there to find answers. The museum...More

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Reviewed 16 August 2017

This is not a large or complex museum but the story it tells is a piece of history everyone should know so it never happens again. It also helps to understand South Africa as it is today. Commencing with a short video interviewing people impacted...More

Thank Emanpee
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Reviewed 30 March 2017

The stories and history that you come across at this museum make you feel sad about what was, but can never be again... I would definitely recommend spending some time here

Thank Charles V
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Reviewed 2 February 2017

For me, this was a trip down memory lane since I was born and raised in South End. It was both uplifting and heartbreaking to see what could have been. We had lived among various races and never even thought that we were doing anything...More

Thank Frank L
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Reviewed 17 January 2017

This is a wonderful outing to get an idea of what South End which within itself should be a National Monument was. An amazing area where people of all races lived in harmony before the cruel apartheid government split them all up and ruined their...More

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Reviewed 26 December 2016

This is a museum not only for tourists but also for South Africans. We were fortunate to get a guided tour by the Museum Director. After the walking tour, we spent time also in the museum. They were reopening from a renovation recently done. We...More

Thank Emerson3091
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Reviewed 24 December 2016

THis museum has extensive pictures of before, during and after the forced relocations. They are missing the overall information to put it in context. To a visitor to South Africa, who knows a little about apartheid, it would have been to nice to see a...More

Thank Anne L
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Reviewed 26 November 2016

I took my children here a while back annd just loved it. Not too sure about them, though! I want to go back and try the coffee shop after another leisurely browse through South End history. (I especially enjoyed the map on the floor of...More

Thank jay9t
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