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 in Long Walk to Freedom (1995)
To be a living Museum that embraces development and is a fitting tribute to the legacy of Nelson Mandela.
To exercise effective stewardship over heritage resources linked to Nelson Mandela and thus impact on the development and inspiration of people through education, culture and tourism.
The vast collection of gifts and artefacts that were given to Mandela by the international community and the South African community during his life are on display. This consists of images as well as artefacts received from private people institutions and heads of state from all over the world. There are also thousands of gifts made by children and given to him over the years. They serve as a reminder of how Mandela affected the world at large with his magnanimity and compassion.
The Long Road To Freedom exhibition allows the visitor to hear the whole story in Mandela’s own words, as well as interviews with several other liberation leaders. Many images from previously banned photographers are used to create this inspiring display.
Varied exhibitions depicting Nelson Mandela’s life and career are on display at the Bhunga Building in Mthatha and are changed regularly showcasing Mandela's illustrious career in politics and his personal life.
The Nelson Mandela Bhunga Building Museum, as well as the Qunu site, received the Customer Care Awards in East London in 1914. This award is given to institutions with for the following criteria:
The museum does not charge a fee but encourages donations.
We are closed on Workers Day and Good Friday.
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