1820 Settlers National Monument, Grahamstown

Monument · Educational Site
The 1820 Settlers National Monument, which honours the contribution to South African society made by the British 1820 Settlers, overlooks Grahamstown in the Eastern Cape. It commemorates the Anglo-African folk, as well as the English language as much as the Settlers themselves. The building was designed by John Sturrock, Sturrock was inspired by the work of Louis Kahn.
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  • To some the history of the British 1820 Settlers can invoke strong feelings. The most amazing thing I noted about this monument, was how the rich history of Makhanda morphed around the old history...  more »
  • Huge amazing building with extensive, well equipped conferencing facilities and auditorium. Very large art collection.  more »
  • There are many reasons to visit the grahamstown monument through out the year : Science festival, arts festival, Saturday night movies at the moment, Rhodes graduation, end of year functions, concerts with popular artists and the list goes on. A great place to see a night view of the city.
  • Lovely place inside, but rather ugly on the outside. Not much happens there during the year other than when the National Arts festival comes to town. It has clean bathrooms and sometimes a small cafe during the Arts festival. Very large theatre that can be hired to do events like school prize giving or graduation.
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