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“South End Museum”
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South End Museum
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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“South End Museum”
Reviewed 6 February 2013

As a museum depicting life as it was in South End before apartheid it is excellent and as a born and bred Port Elizabethan I found it totally absorbing . This was enhanced by friendly and knowledgeable staff

Visited March 2012
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Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape
Level Contributor
77 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“A real eye opener!”
Reviewed 20 December 2012

A little gem of a museum showing the life and the layout of the old south end of Port Elizabeth, before the forced removal of the coloured residents to make way for the new "whites only" area. The upstairs houses a "Hall of Fame" of prominent sporting achievements from the Port Elizabeth coloured community

Visited November 2012
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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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213 reviews
87 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
“Remembering a sad time”
Reviewed 17 August 2012

The South End Museum tells a story which shouldn't be forgotten. Since its upgrade its well worth a stroll through to learn more about the South End area. I really enjoy getting the South End Heritage Trail booklet from the museum and taking a walk around the suburb seeing the different heritage sites. Great photography opportunities along the way.

Visited July 2012
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1 Thank FireflyAfrica
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Bielefeld, Germany
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32 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Learn about local history”
Reviewed 1 May 2012

I learned a lot about the fairly recent history in the area, and how it set the scene for current politics. They have spent time developing this museum over the last few years and it is well worth a visit. The gentleman we met in reception had been relocated from the South End himself.

Visited April 2012
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1 Thank Sue H
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Seattle, Washington
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50 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Great potential - needs a little work”
Reviewed 29 December 2011

There is an amazing story here to be told. Problem is, the set up to the museum doesn't clearly explain to those not in the know about the forced relocation of this mixed race neighborhood by the South African government. Lots of interesting photographs of the old neighborhood, but none annotated or laid out thoughtfully enough to make sense. A real pity. Please rethink the layout of your museum, so it has the impact of the District 6 museum in Cape Town.

Visited December 2011
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