About us

About Us
RIM ESTABLISHMENT

Robben Island Museum (RIM) is a public entity responsible for managing, maintaining, presenting, developing and marketing Robben Island as a national estate and World Heritage Site. It was established by the Department of Arts and Culture in 1997.

OUR VISION
“To preserve and promote Robben Island as an inspirational national treasure and World Heritage Site that symbolises the triumph of the human spirit over extreme adversity and injustice.”
OUR MISSION

a) To conserve and manage the cultural and natural heritage in order to retain the significance and the outstanding universal value of the site.
b) To promote an inclusive and holistic understanding of the Island’s multi-layered history.
c) To develop responsible and sustainable tourism products and services that offer a unique visitor experience.
d) To share, educate and communicate the values, experience and legacy of Robben Island.
e) To ensure Robben Island Museum adheres to good practices for managing a World Heritage Site.

OUR VISION
“To preserve and promote Robben Island as an inspirational national treasure and World Heritage Site that symbolises the triumph of the human spirit over extreme adversity and injustice.”
OUR MISSION

a) To conserve and manage the cultural and natural heritage in order to retain the significance and the outstanding universal value of the site.
b) To promote an inclusive and holistic understanding of the Island’s multi-layered history.
c) To develop responsible and sustainable tourism products and services that offer a unique visitor experience.
d) To share, educate and communicate the values, experience and legacy of Robben Island.
e) To ensure Robben Island Museum adheres to good practices for managing a World Heritage Site.

ABOUT US
RIM FUNCTION
RIM implements a wide range of conservation, educational, tourist development, research, archiving and general heritage programmes that are designed to achieve its mandate; conserve the Island’s natural and cultural resources and heritage; and promote it as a platform for critical debate and life-long learning.

RIM is also responsible for managing and maintaining the assets of the Island. These include the Maximum and Medium Security Prison Complexes, Robert Sobukwe’s House, the Curio and Village Shops, the Village Precinct and associated recreational facilities, the Helipad and runway on the Island, World War 2 memorials, power generation and water processing plants, Jetty 1 and the Nelson Mandela Gateway at the V & A Waterfront, the Mayibuye Archives, the three (3) ferries that transport people to the Island and the fleet of buses used by tourists on the Island.

Tour Details

Weather

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Wind: 45km/h SSW
Humidity: 49%
Pressure: 1014.22mbar
UV index: 5
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Tours

South Africans
R400 per adult
R210 per child (U/18)

Non South Africans
R600 per adult
R310 per child (U/18)

Tour Times
09:00  |  11:00  |  13:00  15:00


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