On 21 July 1967, Chief Albert Luthuli met with his untimely death  under questionable circumstances. Today, 54 years later we remember this Nobel Peace Laureate (1961) and President General of the ANC (1952 – 1967).



Chief Albert Luthuli became the first African to receive the Nobel Peace Prize for his non-violent stance in the fight for liberation. He traveled to Oslo, Norway in December 1961 – an epic and ground-breaking event to receive his prize for the year 1960.


In compliance with the COVID-19 Level 4 Lockdown as announced by the President on 27 June 2021, please note that the Luthuli Museum will be closed to visitors and will not be hosting any site events and programme during Level 4 Lockdown.

For any Museum inquiries during the lockdown, please send email to: marketing@luthulimuseum.org.za


Black History Month Online Exhibition

The Luthuli Museum supports on-site and travelling exhibitions that honour, explore and inform about the legacy of Chief Albert Luthuli and the Liberation Movement. Our current and upcoming exhibitions include the following:



The Luthuli Museum is a national cultural institution charged with conserving, upholding, promoting and propagating the life, values, philosophies and legacy of the late Chief Albert Luthuli.