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Very modern building

A very modern building for Grahamstown, but very nicely constructed with inetresting detail and... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2018
Cape Town, South Africa
Unexpectedly Good

One does not expect to see a real gem such as this in a sleepy hollow. The museum is a real asset... read more

Reviewed 9 July 2018
East London, South Africa
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9 Jul 2018
“Very modern building”
9 Jul 2018
“Unexpectedly Good”
87 Beaufort Street, Grahamstown 6139, South Africa
+27 46 622 7042
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Reviewed 10 July 2018

A very modern building for Grahamstown, but very nicely constructed with inetresting detail and lovely trees that must still develop. Saw a number of shoes there between the theree of us - extremely comfortable venue. Interesting to look around the history displays pertaining to the...More

Thank Wendles542
Reviewed 9 July 2018

One does not expect to see a real gem such as this in a sleepy hollow. The museum is a real asset to the city and nationally. It is also an ideal venue for some of the shows of the National Arts Festival with it...More

Thank MervynGatcke
Reviewed 9 March 2018

Complete surprise – the new complex is superb and certainly worthy of it’s status as a national facility. The setting in an indigenous water “light” garden is unique and the entire complex conserves every drop of grey and rainfall water that they have. The public...More

Thank brianfQ3331OT
Reviewed 4 January 2018

I haven’t explored the museum but have been there for talks, receptions and book launches. It is well worth a visit just to walk around the grounds. The building is designed on modern sustainability principles and the water feature in the grounds is worth a...More

Thank Philip M
Reviewed 16 September 2017

This is a delightful structure from an architectural and design point of view. It has been positioned in a beautiful part of this college town and features amusing art in the courtyard

Thank Tim R
Reviewed 1 January 2017

This is South Africa's newest large museum, in a special-purpose building which has been specially designed and fit for purpose. This is so new that the exhibition area is not yet open, but just a walk around the area is worthwhile exploring the various design...More

Thank rogerlayton
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Brand new and although not fully operational still worth a visit. It has state of the art technology preserving all the old books and relics. The building is as green as one can get.

Thank cnrdhnkm
Reviewed 24 June 2016

I was really looking forward to visiting this museum of English language, but great was my disappointment when I discovered that the displays are being packed away and crated to the new venue, at 25 Worcester St, described by the previous reviewer. A telephone call...More

Thank Jilldutoit
Reviewed 12 October 2015

The new National English Literacy Museum is built in Worcester Street in Grahamstown and has been certified by the Green Building Council of South Africa as the first (5 Star) Green Star certified project in the category Public & Education Buildings in South Africa. It...More

Thank John W R
Reviewed 30 August 2012

When visiting we rang the bell and the door was opened but nobody talked to us. We did not really know where to go and walked into a few rooms. The rooms had posters with some poems printed on them. After about 2 minutes we...More

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