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The Old Prison

Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
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Owner description: The Old Prison dates back more than 150 years. Commissioned in 1862,the first cell block was recently declared a national... more » Owner description: The Old Prison dates back more than 150 years. Commissioned in 1862,the first cell block was recently declared a national monument,and refurbished as a'state of the art' museum. The prison has housed the famous and the infamous. It is rumoured (but not proven)that both Gandhi and Mandela were kept here,amongst others It was closed in 1989 due to overcrowding, and taken over by NGO Project Gateway. « less
Owner description: The Old Prison dates back more than 150 years. Commissioned in 1862,the first cell block was recently declared a national... more » Owner description: The Old Prison dates back more than 150 years. Commissioned in 1862,the first cell block was recently declared a national monument,and refurbished as a'state of the art' museum. The prison has housed the famous and the infamous. It is rumoured (but not proven)that both Gandhi and Mandela were kept here,amongst others It was closed in 1989 due to overcrowding, and taken over by NGO Project Gateway. « less
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