Hector Pieterson Memorial And Museum, Johannesburg

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Hector Pieterson Memorial And Museum, Johannesburg - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price

Address: 8287-8288 Khumalo Street, Orlando West, Soweto, Johannesburg, South Africa

Phone: +27-115362253

Ticket Price: 30 ZAR

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Time Required: 02:00 Hrs

Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

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The Hector Pieterson Memorial was built in the honour of child martyr Hector Pierterson, who was fatally shot during the revolution against the apartheid movement. The Memorial is situated in the martyr site in Orlando West where Hector was shot during the open firing by the South African police. Later, the Museum was extended to accommodate a section for the public exhibit of the revolutionary mementoes during the national struggle against apartheid. The Museum also includes the mementoes and sacrificial artefacts of the other commoners who were shot or killed during the freedom movement.

The Hector Pierterson Memorial is financially governed jointly by the Johannesburg City Council and the Department of Environment Affairs. Gradually enlarged and developed as a museum in the honour of martyrs, the starting venue of visit of the museum is the memoir section of Hector Pierterson. The memoirs are displayed and illustrated through high precision audio and visual recordings. 

Hector Pieterson Memorial And Museum Information

  • Antoinette- the sister of Hector Museum, who was with her brother on the tragic day, is a special tour guide at the Museum.

Hector Pieterson Memorial And Museum Ticket Prices

  • Adults R30, Pensioners have no charge, Students (13 and above) R10, No foreign currency or travelers cheques accepted.

Hector Pieterson Memorial And Museum Opening and Closing Hours

  • Closed on 26th December because of the public holiday for the Day of Goodwill.

How To reach Hector Pieterson Memorial And Museum by Public Transport

  • 8287 Khumalo Street

Restaurants Near Hector Pieterson Memorial And Museum

  • Wandies Place
  • Kaya Lethu
  • Roots Restaurant and Gallery

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  • The main attraction to tourists. In the vicinity of the famous street in Soweto. Where Nobel peace price winners President Mandela and Arch Bishop Desmond Tutu once stayed.

  • Most visited tourist attraction side. Well designed. History well presented. Not far from Vilakazi street

  • A moving and deeply emotional journey into our painful past. A haunting reminder of where we were as a people and of the struggles we faced as a nation. The exhibits on display transport one to a most fateful, tragic and terribly painful blight on our country's collective psyche reminding us of a period in our history that time will never allow us to forget. 😞

  • It's a great place to learn more about the history of '76, I love the way they have depicted all the history.... Thank you very much.....

  • Great for tourism in South Africa , But there needs to be set times for school children to go to the museum in the early morning before all the tourists arrive . There after only small groups of children less than 20 in the museum at one time . There should also be more toilets to handle the volume of people . Extend the toilets into the shop space and build a large shop outside with a tuckshop attached to make more sales .

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