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Red Location Museum

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Eastern Cape > Port Elizabeth > New Brighton

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NOTE: Red Location Museum has been closed since 18 October 2013 due to community protests around RDP housing issues. The municipality is working closely with the community on reopening it soon.

Built as a tribute to the liberation struggle against apartheid, the museum incorporates the corrugated iron theme of informal settlement living. It consists of galleries housing a variety of exhibitions and arrangements of montages, timelines and modules, detailing the history of the township, its people and their place in the bid for liberty.

Standing like a beacon in the middle of a destitute mass of brightly coloured small houses within sight of the Bay’s breakers, the Red Location Museum opened its doors to the public on 10 November 2006.
Its unconventional stark but spacious structure architect Joe Noero has incorporated the corrugated iron theme of informal settlement living in his design includes a series of memory boxes consisting of twelve lofty free-standing galleries which house a diversity of photographic and art exhibitions.

A further 5 arrangements of montages, timelines and modules detailing the history of the township its people and their place in the bid for liberty, line the walls. Many of these exhibitions will change on a regular basis.

Conference Facilities:
Auditorium - 120 people, Conference Room - 180 people; Museum Restaurant - 200 people; Museum Shop; 12 Arts and Crafts stalls; Big outdoor screen with arena - 7 000 people.
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Latitude : -33° 53' 51.59" S | Longitude : 25° 36' 19.32" E

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