Mandela My Life: The Official Exhibition

22 Sep 2018 - 03 Mar 2019
Mandela My Life: The Official Exhibition
Mandela My Life: The Official Exhibition, is a new world class exhibition on Nelson Mandela’s extraordinary life, containing artefacts from the collections of the Nelson Mandela Foundation in Johannesburg. A century on from his birth, this exhibition will poetically and emotively explore the personal and public life of Nelson Mandela, one of the most influential people in modern history.

A rich selection of rare personal artefacts, film footage and documents, combined with newly created audio-visual pieces form the heart of the exhibition and offer insight into the world that shaped Mandela’s life and journey. Many of the objects will be on display outside of South Africa for the first time.

The exhibition will commemorate, illuminate and most importantly share Nelson Mandela’s living legacy with the world.
Opening hours
Open daily, 10am - 5pm (closed Christmas Day)
Melbourne Museum, 11 Nicholson St, Carlton, Victoria, 3053
Admission price

Please see Mandela My Life: The Official Exhibition website for details.

Tickets can be purchased here.

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Getting there

By tram

From Melbourne's Southern Cross Station take either tram route 86 or 96 to the Melbourne Museum.