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Children's Month - FREE Access to Robben Island in November!

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Children's Month - and it's FREE access for children (under 18) to visit Robben Island in November!

Robben Island Museum (RIM) in celebration of Children’s Month during November, is offering free access to children (under 18) visiting RIM, accompanied by paying adults. In South Africa, Children’s Day is celebrated nationally on the first Saturday of November, while World Children’s Day is celebrated annually on 20 November. This offers each of us an inspirational entry-point to advocate for, promote and celebrate children's rights, translating into dialogues and actions that will build a better world for all children.

“The children’s promotion will offer children and families an exciting, bespoke experience, which includes a knowledge hunt, encouraging children to interact with the site while sparking a conversation around the understanding of the history of our country and how this relates to their world currently,” said Siphuxolo Mazwi, RIM Senior Manager for Tourism and Marketing. The knowledge hunt route will cover the maximum security prison, lime stone quarry, leprosy graveyard and the Sobukwe Complex. Children will not be separated from parents or guardians during this interactive guided tour.

The promotion is designed, as follows:
• For every one paying South African adult, one South African child gets a free ticket to experience Robben Island Museum.
• This special will only apply on the 13:00 and the 15:00 daily tour from 1-30 November 2023.
• The Promotion is also open to corporates who would like to take children from child and youth care facilities to RIM as part of their CSI programmes. Tickets will be charged at the children’s concession rate. Please send your requests to  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
This promotion is aligned to one of the RIM Council’s eight strategic goals of growing RIM’s visitor base, with a special focus on children under the age of 15 years. “In this regard, we aim to create improved accessibility and inclusivity for children, keeping RIM relevant by providing entertaining and educational access to the iconic site,” said Mazwi.

WHAT: Children's Month - Robben Island FREE entry
WHERE: Robben Island - Nelson Mandela Gateway, Clock Tower Precinct, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town 8001
WHEN: November 2023 - Children's Month
INFO: Tickets are available online, or at the ticket office at the Nelson Mandela Gateway to Robben Island.

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