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TThe Red Location Museum stands out amidst a collection of brightly coloured houses, with distant views of the ocean. Its iron, wood and steel construction echoes its shanty town location and recalls the oppressive days of apartheid. This is an award-winning museum where visitors can explore the struggle for freedom, situated on the site of the city’s first black township. It is definitely worth a visit for some insight into the past. It's a museum about memory and metaphor that seeks to engage with the nation's recollections of an unjust past, using exhibitions depicting the horrors of institutionalised racism and the heroic efforts of the anti-apartheid movement. It's one of only two museums in the country specialising in apartheid history (the other is the Apartheid Museum near Soweto, Johannesburg) and it's the only museum in South Africa that houses an internal mausoleum. Visitors should see the Red Location Museum as an extension of daily life in an extraordinary township, so stay a while and take advantage of a local tour and the cultural encounter of a lifetime in the company of the residents of New Brighton.

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TThe Red Location Museum stands out amidst a collection of brightly coloured houses, with distant views of the ocean. Its iron, wood and steel construction echoes its shanty town location and recalls the oppressive days of apartheid. This is an award-winning museum where visitors can explore the struggle for freedom, situated on the site of the city’s first black township. It is definitely worth a visit for some insight into the past. It's a museum about memory and metaphor that seeks to engage with the nation's recollections of an unjust past, using exhibitions depicting the horrors of institutionalised racism and the heroic efforts of the anti-apartheid movement. It's one of only two museums in the country specialising in apartheid history (the other is the Apartheid Museum near Soweto, Johannesburg) and it's the only museum in South Africa that houses an internal mausoleum. Visitors should see the Red Location Museum as an extension of daily life in an extraordinary township, so stay a while and take advantage of a local tour and the cultural encounter of a lifetime in the company of the residents of New Brighton.

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