18 July 2016

The Nelson Mandela Museum in Mthatha reopens today!

The Nelson Mandela Museum in Mthata in the Eastern Cape has been reopened today after a four-year closure for renovations. The reopening of the museum forms part of the International Mandela Day celebrations to celebrate former state president Nelson Mandela's birthday on 18 July. According to museum spokeswoman Noku-zola Tetani, the upgrade of the Bhunga Building, in which the museum is located, as well as the upgrade of the actual museum cost a total of R54-million.

The Nelson Mandela Museum in Mthata curates two sites - the actual Nelson Mandela Museum in the Bhunga Building in Mthata and the Nelson Mandela Youth and Heritage Centre in Qunu.

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