Schools & Educational Visit

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, students will first encounter Nelson Mandela as a child, and explore how each stage of his life shaped his journey to become the globally recognized 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.





“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-access learning resource guide to help educators plan their visit and support learning through a range of curriculum linked topics and themes. Please click below for more learning resources.

Note: these resources are password protected.  Please use the form below to request access.

School Group Ticket Information:

For group reservations, contact the museum at or at 616.929.1700.

Request Access – Learning Resources:

Request Access Form

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