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About MANDELA The Official Exhibition
"Brings an epic and inspiring struggle alive" – The Times
Nelson Mandela: The Official Exhibition is the major new global touring exhibition that takes visitors on a personal journey through the life of the world’s most iconic freedom fighter and political leader. An immersive and interactive experience the exhibition features previously unseen film, photos and the display of over 150 historical artefacts and personal effects on loan from the Mandela family, museums and archives worldwide.
"A remarkable life depicted in everyday objects" – The Guardian
Walk in the footsteps of one of the icons of our age, taking everyone on a lifelong journey...
Walk into Mandela's childhood village
Experience what growing up in rural South Africa was like from tribal chiefdoms to how Nelson got his name.
Explore what life was like under Aparthied
What was apartheid and what did it mean for the people of South Africa?
Be inspired by the journey to freedom
How did Mandela cope with imprisonment and subsequent release?
Carry foward the legacy
Be inspired to carry forward Mandela’s legacy of peace and love.
Mandela: The Official Exhibition is handily situated in Waterloo’s historic Leake Street Graffiti Tunnels next to Waterloo station and just a five-minute walk from the Southbank in the heart of central London meaning it is an ideal part of a day trip to the capital with local restaurants to suit all tastes and visitor experience to suit all budgets
Last updated: April, 2019