About this museum


The museum at Robben Island Jetty 1 is housed in the embarkation building for prisoners sent to Robben Island.

This transit building was used by the Robben Island Maximum Security Prison from 1962. Political and commonlaw prisoners, warders, their families and other visitors passed through this site. In the 1970s the zinc and iron building was demolished and the current brick building was erected. The museum tells the story of the prisoners and warders who passed through this site.


Secondary Programme

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