As you may know, in April this year Google launched Street View on Robben Island. You can now take a virtual tour of the whole island via Google Maps from the comfort of your own home, anywhere in the world!
This was launched in preparation for Freedom Day, the 21st Anniversary of its first democratic elections.
With the virtual tour you are not only able to ‘walk’ through the prison and the island but there are also videos containing more information and talks that you can watch at your leisure. Google Maps will also develop teaching notes on Robben Island for any teachers that wish to use this interactive tour as an educational tool. The interactive tour can be accessed on mobile phones, from desktops and from Google’s Cultural Institute, where Robben Island Museum will host 5 exhibits depicting the history of the island. (more…)