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The Nelson Mandela Museum, Qunu, Eastern Cape

Recently relocated from Mthatha, the Nelson Mandela Museum is situated in Qunu, a small village that lies approximately 30km south of Mthatha on the N2 toward Butterworth. A small village that was also home to Mandela as a child.

The Nelson Mandela Museum was founded 10 years to the day after his release from prison. In addition to permanent exhibitions in Mthatha (closed for renovations till 2014) and at Qunu, the Museum also runs travelling exhibitions around South Africa, collaborating nationally and internationally with other institutions to achieve its objectives – exhibiting Nelson Mandela’s life, heritage and legacy, and based on spreading knowledge, appreciation, equality, respect…and love for one another irrespective of skin colour – for freedom, democracy and peace.

“No one is born hating another person because of the colour of his skin, 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,Long Walk to Freedom (1995)

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Getting there: From East London take the N2 through Butterworth toward Mthatha. Qunu lies about 30km before Mthatha (Umtata on Google Maps).

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