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Unexpected experience

We went to the prison on a Friday without any booking. When we arrived the main gate security guard... read more

Reviewed 1 May 2018
Natasha E
via mobile
Amazing museum, poor service

The museum is open on weekdays and on weekends by appointment. My sister and I booked to see it as... read more

Reviewed 26 June 2017
laurenbks3
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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30 Apr 2018
“Unexpected experience ”
25 Jun 2017
“Amazing museum, poor service”
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The Old Prison dates back more than 150 years. Commissioned in 1862,the first cell block was recently declared a national monument,and refurbished as a'state of the art' museum. The prison has housed the famous and the infamous. It is rumoured (but...more
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4 Burger Street, Pietermaritzburg 3201, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 May 2018 via mobile

We went to the prison on a Friday without any booking. When we arrived the main gate security guard was very helpful and advised where we should go and who we should meet with. With a cost of R20 a person we started our ‘private’...More

Thank Natasha E
Reviewed 26 June 2017

The museum is open on weekdays and on weekends by appointment. My sister and I booked to see it as we were only in Pietermaritzburg for the weekend. When we got there we were told to wait because things had to be opened, despite the...More

Thank laurenbks3
Reviewed 23 February 2017

Good museum,friendly staff nice exhibitions on taxi route nice shop next to museum area,great visit.

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Reviewed 26 May 2016

I have been here a few times during the day during the week and its like a ghost town. there seems to be cars but no people. I walked into the coffee shop which was open but there was nobody working there. In the end...More

Thank Clyde D
Reviewed 27 January 2016

Ticked away in the city - not well advertised. Very interesting history - especially of the Apartheid era. Sadly the info boards are starting to fade - but glad to see it is being used for a good cause.

Thank Grant L
Reviewed 7 March 2015

A sensitive topic is treat and interpreted very well. More displays dealing with annexe buildings needed.

Thank Micromammal
Reviewed 25 September 2014

We visited the Old Prison in Pietermaritzburg and found it most interesting. The museum there is attractively presented and well-worth exploring as it contains a lot of information about the history of the Prison and prisoners. We were also fortunate in being able to spend...More

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