Nelson Mandela: The Centenary Exhibition

Nelson Mandela: The Centenary Exhibition, at The Lighthouse Glasgow, explores the life and times of Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela (1918-2013) and marks the centenary of his birth.

Nelson Mandela: The Centenary Exhibition

About Nelson Mandela: The Centenary Exhibition

It provides insight into Mandela’s journey from young freedom fighter to becoming the inspiration for an international movement against South Africa’s violent and oppressive apartheid system, and an emblem of an ongoing struggle to build a more just and equitable world.

Born and raised in a rural village, Mandela joined the African National Congress where he became a leading figure in the fight against apartheid. Enduring life on the run, several long political trials, and ultimately 27 years in prison, Mandela developed a deep wisdom and a distinct ability to connect with others. As he famously said of his and others’ struggle against apartheid: ‘I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it.’ It was not just his ideas, but also his magnanimous personality, resilience and charm that enabled Mandela to lead South Africa through a volatile transition. In 1994, he became the country’s first democratically elected president. He transformed the political landscape at home and around the world, becoming one of the most influential and iconic individuals of the 20th century.

Mandela’s vision remains timeless and inspiring in today’s troubled world.

The Lighthouse will show additions to the exhibition reflecting on Scotland and Glasgow's links with Nelson Mandela.

This touring exhibition, previously on show at London's Southbank Centre is presented by Apartheid Museum, Anti-Apartheid Movement Archives and ACTSA Scotland.

While we take every opportunity to ensure the details for Nelson Mandela: The Centenary Exhibition are accurate, we always advise that you contact the event organiser before setting out for the event to avoid disapointment.

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Street Art Walking Tour

Street Art Walking Tour

28th June 2019
Walking Tours in Glasgow is now offering a two hour Street Art tour! This mural and modern culture tour will show the beautiful street art pieces scattered around the city of Glasgow!
Street Art Walking Tour

Street Art Walking Tour

29th June 2019
Walking Tours in Glasgow is now offering a two hour Street Art tour! This mural and modern culture tour will show the beautiful street art pieces scattered around the city of Glasgow!
The Lighthouse Building Tours

The Lighthouse Building Tours

29th June 2019
The Lighthouse hold tours every Saturday, they offer a great opportunity to learn about The Lighthouse building, but also about the work of Charles Rennie Mackintosh and the city he was born in!
Street Art Walking Tour

Street Art Walking Tour

30th June 2019
Walking Tours in Glasgow is now offering a two hour Street Art tour! This mural and modern culture tour will show the beautiful street art pieces scattered around the city of Glasgow!
The Lighthouse Turns 20 Opening Night

The Lighthouse Turns 20 Opening Night

5th July 2019
This year The Lighthouse turns 20 and they are inviting you to come along an celebrate the occasion at the opening of their Anniversary Exhibition!
Street Art Walking Tour

Street Art Walking Tour

5th July 2019
Walking Tours in Glasgow is now offering a two hour Street Art tour! This mural and modern culture tour will show the beautiful street art pieces scattered around the city of Glasgow!
The Lighthouse Building Tours

The Lighthouse Building Tours

6th July 2019
The Lighthouse hold tours every Saturday, they offer a great opportunity to learn about The Lighthouse building, but also about the work of Charles Rennie Mackintosh and the city he was born in!
Street Art Walking Tour

Street Art Walking Tour

6th July 2019
Walking Tours in Glasgow is now offering a two hour Street Art tour! This mural and modern culture tour will show the beautiful street art pieces scattered around the city of Glasgow!
Street Art Walking Tour

Street Art Walking Tour

7th July 2019
Walking Tours in Glasgow is now offering a two hour Street Art tour! This mural and modern culture tour will show the beautiful street art pieces scattered around the city of Glasgow!
Street Art Walking Tour

Street Art Walking Tour

12th July 2019
Walking Tours in Glasgow is now offering a two hour Street Art tour! This mural and modern culture tour will show the beautiful street art pieces scattered around the city of Glasgow!
Street Art Walking Tour

Street Art Walking Tour

13th July 2019
Walking Tours in Glasgow is now offering a two hour Street Art tour! This mural and modern culture tour will show the beautiful street art pieces scattered around the city of Glasgow!
The Lighthouse Building Tours

The Lighthouse Building Tours

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The Lighthouse hold tours every Saturday, they offer a great opportunity to learn about The Lighthouse building, but also about the work of Charles Rennie Mackintosh and the city he was born in!
Street Art Walking Tour

Street Art Walking Tour

14th July 2019
Walking Tours in Glasgow is now offering a two hour Street Art tour! This mural and modern culture tour will show the beautiful street art pieces scattered around the city of Glasgow!
Street Art Walking Tour

Street Art Walking Tour

19th July 2019
Walking Tours in Glasgow is now offering a two hour Street Art tour! This mural and modern culture tour will show the beautiful street art pieces scattered around the city of Glasgow!
The Lighthouse Building Tours

The Lighthouse Building Tours

20th July 2019
The Lighthouse hold tours every Saturday, they offer a great opportunity to learn about The Lighthouse building, but also about the work of Charles Rennie Mackintosh and the city he was born in!
Street Art Walking Tour

Street Art Walking Tour

20th July 2019
Walking Tours in Glasgow is now offering a two hour Street Art tour! This mural and modern culture tour will show the beautiful street art pieces scattered around the city of Glasgow!
Street Art Walking Tour

Street Art Walking Tour

21st July 2019
Walking Tours in Glasgow is now offering a two hour Street Art tour! This mural and modern culture tour will show the beautiful street art pieces scattered around the city of Glasgow!
Street Art Walking Tour

Street Art Walking Tour

26th July 2019
Walking Tours in Glasgow is now offering a two hour Street Art tour! This mural and modern culture tour will show the beautiful street art pieces scattered around the city of Glasgow!
The Lighthouse Building Tours

The Lighthouse Building Tours

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The Lighthouse hold tours every Saturday, they offer a great opportunity to learn about The Lighthouse building, but also about the work of Charles Rennie Mackintosh and the city he was born in!
Street Art Walking Tour

Street Art Walking Tour

27th July 2019
Walking Tours in Glasgow is now offering a two hour Street Art tour! This mural and modern culture tour will show the beautiful street art pieces scattered around the city of Glasgow!
Street Art Walking Tour

Street Art Walking Tour

28th July 2019
Walking Tours in Glasgow is now offering a two hour Street Art tour! This mural and modern culture tour will show the beautiful street art pieces scattered around the city of Glasgow!
Street Art Walking Tour

Street Art Walking Tour

2nd August 2019
Walking Tours in Glasgow is now offering a two hour Street Art tour! This mural and modern culture tour will show the beautiful street art pieces scattered around the city of Glasgow!
Street Art Walking Tour

Street Art Walking Tour

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Walking Tours in Glasgow is now offering a two hour Street Art tour! This mural and modern culture tour will show the beautiful street art pieces scattered around the city of Glasgow!
The Lighthouse Building Tours

The Lighthouse Building Tours

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The Lighthouse hold tours every Saturday, they offer a great opportunity to learn about The Lighthouse building, but also about the work of Charles Rennie Mackintosh and the city he was born in!
Street Art Walking Tour

Street Art Walking Tour

4th August 2019
Walking Tours in Glasgow is now offering a two hour Street Art tour! This mural and modern culture tour will show the beautiful street art pieces scattered around the city of Glasgow!
Street Art Walking Tour

Street Art Walking Tour

9th August 2019
Walking Tours in Glasgow is now offering a two hour Street Art tour! This mural and modern culture tour will show the beautiful street art pieces scattered around the city of Glasgow!
Street Art Walking Tour

Street Art Walking Tour

10th August 2019
Walking Tours in Glasgow is now offering a two hour Street Art tour! This mural and modern culture tour will show the beautiful street art pieces scattered around the city of Glasgow!
The Lighthouse Building Tours

The Lighthouse Building Tours

10th August 2019
The Lighthouse hold tours every Saturday, they offer a great opportunity to learn about The Lighthouse building, but also about the work of Charles Rennie Mackintosh and the city he was born in!
Street Art Walking Tour

Street Art Walking Tour

11th August 2019
Walking Tours in Glasgow is now offering a two hour Street Art tour! This mural and modern culture tour will show the beautiful street art pieces scattered around the city of Glasgow!
Street Art Walking Tour

Street Art Walking Tour

16th August 2019
Walking Tours in Glasgow is now offering a two hour Street Art tour! This mural and modern culture tour will show the beautiful street art pieces scattered around the city of Glasgow!
Street Art Walking Tour

Street Art Walking Tour

17th August 2019
Walking Tours in Glasgow is now offering a two hour Street Art tour! This mural and modern culture tour will show the beautiful street art pieces scattered around the city of Glasgow!
The Lighthouse Building Tours

The Lighthouse Building Tours

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The Lighthouse hold tours every Saturday, they offer a great opportunity to learn about The Lighthouse building, but also about the work of Charles Rennie Mackintosh and the city he was born in!
Street Art Walking Tour

Street Art Walking Tour

18th August 2019
Walking Tours in Glasgow is now offering a two hour Street Art tour! This mural and modern culture tour will show the beautiful street art pieces scattered around the city of Glasgow!
Street Art Walking Tour

Street Art Walking Tour

23rd August 2019
Walking Tours in Glasgow is now offering a two hour Street Art tour! This mural and modern culture tour will show the beautiful street art pieces scattered around the city of Glasgow!
The Lighthouse Building Tours

The Lighthouse Building Tours

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The Lighthouse hold tours every Saturday, they offer a great opportunity to learn about The Lighthouse building, but also about the work of Charles Rennie Mackintosh and the city he was born in!
Street Art Walking Tour

Street Art Walking Tour

24th August 2019
Walking Tours in Glasgow is now offering a two hour Street Art tour! This mural and modern culture tour will show the beautiful street art pieces scattered around the city of Glasgow!
Street Art Walking Tour

Street Art Walking Tour

25th August 2019
Walking Tours in Glasgow is now offering a two hour Street Art tour! This mural and modern culture tour will show the beautiful street art pieces scattered around the city of Glasgow!
Street Art Walking Tour

Street Art Walking Tour

30th August 2019
Walking Tours in Glasgow is now offering a two hour Street Art tour! This mural and modern culture tour will show the beautiful street art pieces scattered around the city of Glasgow!
Street Art Walking Tour

Street Art Walking Tour

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Walking Tours in Glasgow is now offering a two hour Street Art tour! This mural and modern culture tour will show the beautiful street art pieces scattered around the city of Glasgow!
The Lighthouse Building Tours

The Lighthouse Building Tours

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The Lighthouse hold tours every Saturday, they offer a great opportunity to learn about The Lighthouse building, but also about the work of Charles Rennie Mackintosh and the city he was born in!
Street Art Walking Tour

Street Art Walking Tour

1st September 2019
Walking Tours in Glasgow is now offering a two hour Street Art tour! This mural and modern culture tour will show the beautiful street art pieces scattered around the city of Glasgow!
Street Art Walking Tour

Street Art Walking Tour

6th September 2019
Walking Tours in Glasgow is now offering a two hour Street Art tour! This mural and modern culture tour will show the beautiful street art pieces scattered around the city of Glasgow!
Street Art Walking Tour

Street Art Walking Tour

7th September 2019
Walking Tours in Glasgow is now offering a two hour Street Art tour! This mural and modern culture tour will show the beautiful street art pieces scattered around the city of Glasgow!
The Lighthouse Building Tours

The Lighthouse Building Tours

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Street Art Walking Tour

Street Art Walking Tour

8th September 2019
Walking Tours in Glasgow is now offering a two hour Street Art tour! This mural and modern culture tour will show the beautiful street art pieces scattered around the city of Glasgow!
Street Art Walking Tour

Street Art Walking Tour

13th September 2019
Walking Tours in Glasgow is now offering a two hour Street Art tour! This mural and modern culture tour will show the beautiful street art pieces scattered around the city of Glasgow!
The Lighthouse Building Tours

The Lighthouse Building Tours

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Street Art Walking Tour

Street Art Walking Tour

14th September 2019
Walking Tours in Glasgow is now offering a two hour Street Art tour! This mural and modern culture tour will show the beautiful street art pieces scattered around the city of Glasgow!
Street Art Walking Tour

Street Art Walking Tour

15th September 2019
Walking Tours in Glasgow is now offering a two hour Street Art tour! This mural and modern culture tour will show the beautiful street art pieces scattered around the city of Glasgow!
Street Art Walking Tour

Street Art Walking Tour

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Walking Tours in Glasgow is now offering a two hour Street Art tour! This mural and modern culture tour will show the beautiful street art pieces scattered around the city of Glasgow!
The Lighthouse Building Tours

The Lighthouse Building Tours

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Street Art Walking Tour

Street Art Walking Tour

21st September 2019
Walking Tours in Glasgow is now offering a two hour Street Art tour! This mural and modern culture tour will show the beautiful street art pieces scattered around the city of Glasgow!
Street Art Walking Tour

Street Art Walking Tour

22nd September 2019
Walking Tours in Glasgow is now offering a two hour Street Art tour! This mural and modern culture tour will show the beautiful street art pieces scattered around the city of Glasgow!
Street Art Walking Tour

Street Art Walking Tour

27th September 2019
Walking Tours in Glasgow is now offering a two hour Street Art tour! This mural and modern culture tour will show the beautiful street art pieces scattered around the city of Glasgow!
The Lighthouse Building Tours

The Lighthouse Building Tours

28th September 2019
The Lighthouse hold tours every Saturday, they offer a great opportunity to learn about The Lighthouse building, but also about the work of Charles Rennie Mackintosh and the city he was born in!
Street Art Walking Tour

Street Art Walking Tour

28th September 2019
Walking Tours in Glasgow is now offering a two hour Street Art tour! This mural and modern culture tour will show the beautiful street art pieces scattered around the city of Glasgow!
Street Art Walking Tour

Street Art Walking Tour

29th September 2019
Walking Tours in Glasgow is now offering a two hour Street Art tour! This mural and modern culture tour will show the beautiful street art pieces scattered around the city of Glasgow!
Street Art Walking Tour

Street Art Walking Tour

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Walking Tours in Glasgow is now offering a two hour Street Art tour! This mural and modern culture tour will show the beautiful street art pieces scattered around the city of Glasgow!
Street Art Walking Tour

Street Art Walking Tour

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Walking Tours in Glasgow is now offering a two hour Street Art tour! This mural and modern culture tour will show the beautiful street art pieces scattered around the city of Glasgow!
The Lighthouse Building Tours

The Lighthouse Building Tours

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The Lighthouse hold tours every Saturday, they offer a great opportunity to learn about The Lighthouse building, but also about the work of Charles Rennie Mackintosh and the city he was born in!
Street Art Walking Tour

Street Art Walking Tour

6th October 2019
Walking Tours in Glasgow is now offering a two hour Street Art tour! This mural and modern culture tour will show the beautiful street art pieces scattered around the city of Glasgow!
The Lighthouse Building Tours

The Lighthouse Building Tours

12th October 2019
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The Lighthouse Building Tours

The Lighthouse Building Tours

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The Lighthouse Building Tours

The Lighthouse Building Tours

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The Lighthouse Building Tours

The Lighthouse Building Tours

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The Lighthouse Building Tours

The Lighthouse Building Tours

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The Lighthouse Building Tours

The Lighthouse Building Tours

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The Lighthouse Building Tours

The Lighthouse Building Tours

23rd November 2019
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The Lighthouse Building Tours

The Lighthouse Building Tours

30th November 2019
The Lighthouse hold tours every Saturday, they offer a great opportunity to learn about The Lighthouse building, but also about the work of Charles Rennie Mackintosh and the city he was born in!
The Lighthouse Building Tours

The Lighthouse Building Tours

7th December 2019
The Lighthouse hold tours every Saturday, they offer a great opportunity to learn about The Lighthouse building, but also about the work of Charles Rennie Mackintosh and the city he was born in!
The Lighthouse Building Tours

The Lighthouse Building Tours

14th December 2019
The Lighthouse hold tours every Saturday, they offer a great opportunity to learn about The Lighthouse building, but also about the work of Charles Rennie Mackintosh and the city he was born in!
The Lighthouse Building Tours

The Lighthouse Building Tours

21st December 2019
The Lighthouse hold tours every Saturday, they offer a great opportunity to learn about The Lighthouse building, but also about the work of Charles Rennie Mackintosh and the city he was born in!
The Lighthouse Building Tours

The Lighthouse Building Tours

28th December 2019
The Lighthouse hold tours every Saturday, they offer a great opportunity to learn about The Lighthouse building, but also about the work of Charles Rennie Mackintosh and the city he was born in!

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