Inspire and inform your students with an immersive experience that invites them into the heart of Nelson Mandela’s world.

Opening in London Waterloo from 8 February 2019 until June 2019, 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.

Suitable for groups aged 11 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 recognised 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. The exhibition includes content that roots Mandela to the UK, including the anti-apartheid activity of high-profile politicians, musicians and that of ordinary British people.

Free preview and early bird offer

We would like to invite you to a free Teacher’s Preview event on Tuesday 12 February 2019 from 5.00pm-7.30pm. To register interest in this event and find out about a 20% discount on school group tickets please email the Exhibition Education Team on: with ‘tell me more’ in the subject line.

For more information on the benefits of visiting the exhibition for your students you can download an image rich PDF from schools webpage here

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” Nelson Mandela

Want further information? Contact our Exhibition Education team