The exhibition

Truth to Power: Desmond Tutu & The Churches

In the struggle against apartheid

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About the exhibition

A new and exciting permanent exhibition celebrating key aspects of the legacy of the late Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Mpilo Tutu has entered Cape Town’s cultural heritage precinct.

A first of its kind on the African continent, the state-of-the-art exhibition explores the multi-faceted life of this loved and respected global icon. The exhibition is housed at the historic Old Granary building, the home of the Desmond and Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation and was curated in partnership with the Apartheid Museum.

About the exhibition

Residents and visitors to Cape Town alike are invited to come and experience the journey of one of South Africa’s greatest sons.

Upon entering the main exhibition, you will be greeted by the Arch and his anchor, his wife Nomalizo Leah Tutu, a life-long enabler to all his significant contributions in South Africa and globally. A special tribute to them as a couple is celebrated in the room entitled ”Side by Side”.

Truth to power

Exhibition Details

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The exhibition

Tickets and Opening Times

Open Tuesday-Saturday, 09:30 – 15:30

Standard R100
African nationals and South Africans with ID R50
Pensioners and Students with ID R25
Children under 18yrs FREE

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Exhibition testimonials

What People Have to Say

The pain of Apartheid still haunts me and I cried at the Victim Wall. Desmond was the greatest leader we ever had and I honour his legacy in the way I live!

Trevor - Exhibition Goer

Powerful. Disturbing. Encouraging. And hope-giving. Thank you for taking the time to use art and such beauty to help us grapple with some of our human atrocities and the ways in which we are called to do justice and seek peace. Thank you!

Maral El Tayar - Exhibition Goer

Inspiring and humbling. A wonderful space to reflect.

D. Ford, A. Ford and N. Ford. - Exhibition Goers

Atrocity has the ability to cultivate severe monstrocity. This exhibit, the worth of Tutu, proves that such can be subverted with love and humanity.

Nimba Mahlati - Exhibition Goer

A beautiful, emotional, cathartic experience. So grateful for the Tutu family, the strength and courage of Desmond Tutu and for his proactive nature.

Nic and Mel Eaves - Exhibition Goers