Schools & Educational Visit

Now open at 26 Leake Street Gallery Waterloo, Nelson Mandela: The Official Exhibition is an essential cultural experience that will enrich learning for History, PSHE, Citizenship, RE, English and many other subjects and support SMSC development throughout your schools. Most suitable for groups aged 9 and over (Year 5), students will first encounter Nelson Mandela as a child, and explore how each stage of his life shaped his journey to become the globally recognised face of the anti-apartheid struggle and South Africa’s first black president.

The immersive multi-media experience explores how and why Mandela chose to walk the path of reconciliation rather than of conflict; encourages identification with a strong sense of political awakening and will provide hope for a just and equality based future for all. The exhibition includes content that roots Mandela to the UK, including the anti-apartheid activity of high-profile politicians, musicians and that of ordinary British people.





“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”  –  Nelson Mandela

The exhibition will be accompanied by a free-to-download learning resource guide to help educators plan their visit and support learning through a range of curriculum linked topics and themes. The full education resource guide is now available for download. Please click here to download the learning resources.  Alternatively please email our Education Learning team to request that a copy be sent to your email address: or

School Group Ticket Information:

School Group Admission: £8 per person for pre-booked groups of 10 or more.

School Group tickets are available for any weekday Monday through Friday (excluding Saturday, Sunday or Bank Holidays).

For Questions or Information about School Group Visits and Tickets:
Please contact our Education Learning team:
Alton Brown: T: 07871 805198
Caroline Kamana: T: 07871 894969

Planning a group visit for your group, social club, office organization? We offer a range of options specifically tailored to groups of 10 or more from discounts on tickets to private tours.

Regular Group Admission: £12.50 per person for groups of 10 or more.
Group Booking Line: 0844 844 2121