Precautionary measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus in the museum

Mthatha: Nelson Mandela Museum kindly welcomes the announcement made by the President of the Republic of South Africa Cyril Matamela Ramaphosa. As a responsible African museum located in the Home of Legends, we fully understand and appreciate the imposed travel ban on foreign nationals from Coronavirus high-risk countries such as Italy, Iran, South Korea, Spain, Germany, the United States, the United Kingdom and China, etc. The museum is also in support of the measures put forward by the South African government.

The museum management has taken a resolution to prioritise the safety of its employees, visitors and all other individuals or groups of people visiting the museum in order to prevent the spread of the deadly coronavirus. In addressing the spread of coronavirus pandemic, the museum has adhered to comply with government’s request to limit number of people in a gathering to less than hundred people.

The following are the measures to be applied:

  • To use an audio guide to welcome visitors
  • Visitors to be engaged on self-guided tours
  • Limit number of people in a group of visitors (10 pp)
  • Provide sanitisers to visitors entering the museum (and at ablution facilities)

We will further avail disinfectant dispensers at all ablution facilities. These measures will apply for the next 30 days or until there is another presidential announcement.

The museum also encourages those who can access information communication technology to view its offerings and exhibitions through a Virtual Tour available on the museum website (

For more information call Nelson Mandela Museum Communications Officer, Mr. Fumanekile Wisani @ 047 501 9500/073 453 1261 or email