The Nelson Mandela Museum is involved in several strategic partnerships with other organisation and institutions.



The Nelson Mandela Foundation, Apartheid Museum and the Nelson Mandela Museum subscribe to project based partnerships. This started in 2005 with the aim of producing an exhibition to commemorate 10 years of democracy. Due to many challenges, among them raising the necessary funds for the project.  In 2006, preparations started in order to produce an exhibition, the Meaning of Mandela.

For other activities the Nelson Mandela Foundation is involved with, visit their site at

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The Nelson Mandela Museum also has a project specific partnership with the Luthuli Museum to create a joint exhibition reflecting on the lives of Chief Albert Luthuli and President Nelson Mandela. The exhibition, Mandela and Luthuli in conversation, is currently on show at the Museum. For more information go to


  1. DSRAC

The Nelson Mandela Museum enjoys good working relationships with the Eastern Cape Department of Sport, Recreation, Arts and Culture.

Two critical programs:- Mandela Day as well as Mandela Commemoration are annually celebrated and remain the flagship programmes of this partnership.

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  1. Michigan State University

The collaborative program between the Michigan State University Museum and Nelson Mandela Museum advances the documentation, preservation, and interpretation of history and culture in post-apartheid South Africa. The program springs from a history of the two museums working together and independently on similar activities and the desire of both institutions to work on new projects that further their respective missions. One such project was the co-development of the travelling exhibit Dear Mr. Mandela, Dear Mrs. Parks: Children’s Letters, Global Lessons. The Nelson Mandela Museum continues the promotion of South Africa’s continued effort in cultural heritage preservation and international/intercultural relations with countries like the United States, Germany and England. The MSU Museum is also an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., the world's largest museum and research complex, and programs like NMM/MSUMGCFP connects with the US national and international initiatives in cultural heritage preservation.  For more information go to



The Nelson Mandela Museum and the University of Winchester in the United Kingdom have signed a partnership agreement which will see the two institutions collaborate on joint teaching and research activities, study visits and launch an exchange programme. For more information go to



The partnership between Freedom park and the museum started in the year 2016. The museum has a completely overhauled website, thanks to the partnership with Freedom park.

Freedom park and the Nelson Mandela Museum enjoy other elements of working together in other heritage related matters.

For more information on what Freedom park does, click


  1. Eastern Cape Parks and Tourism Agency

Affectionately referred to as the ECPTA, the agency is a tourism arm of the Eastern Cape Province. Its partnership with the museum ranges from Community beneficiation initiatives including continuous training of community guides to sponsoring interpretative signage boards to mark significant spaces associated to Nelson Mandela.

For more information on the Agency go to


  1. Anne Franck Haus


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Monday – Friday from 09h00 – 16h00

Except for Good Friday and workers day on 1st  May.

Saturday: 09h00- 15h00

Sunday :  09h00- 13h00

Guided tours can only be made per arrangement or per booking.

For any other time not mentioned above, please arrange in advance to gain access.


Nelson Mandela Museum Newly Appointed Service Providers

Bid Number: NMM 2019-02

Description: Cleaning Services  

Amount: R2 500 000

Appointed Bidder:  Madjitia Cleaning Services 

Appointed Date: 06 June 2019


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