Hector Pieterson Memorial And MuseumCurrently Open [Closes at 05:00 pm]
- Address: 8287-8288 Khumalo Street, Orlando West, Soweto, Johannesburg, South Africa
- Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Phone: +27-115362253
- Ticket Price: 30 ZAR
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Museum, Memorial, Family And Kids
Hector Pieterson Memorial And Museum - Review
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
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- Wandies Place
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- Roots Restaurant and Gallery
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Hector Pieterson Memorial And Museum, Johannesburg Reviews
This is a very well designed museum and imagine a place that does not get nearly enough love from tourists visiting the area (when we went, the only other people present were schoolchildren). The focus of the museum struck me as pretty limited and was not particularly interesting to me as I admittedly have no personal interest in this particular period of history, so the destination is definitely better for those who are studying or interested in late twentieth century South African politics, but I still gained additional context from the museum that I am glad to have.
When you visit the side you are certain to have been empowered with the knowledge of 1976 Soweto uprising history shared by a tour guide. How magnificent that one can grasp so much in the 1 hour session inside the Museum
Such an important aspect of South African history, represented in a museum from that fateful week in 1976. You really need to take the time to read, absorb and feel the stories, reports and photos from the day. A moving experience.
A great place of memories that should never be forgotten. This and the surrounding areas bring to life visions of past incidents of which people played a major contribution to the liberties and freedom we possess today.
A fantastic museum, truly meaningful and conducive to reflection and thought on our nation's history. Sadly it seems slightly less well maintained than it has been in previous visits (certain audio/visual exhibits not functioning, etc.). Despite this, still a definite must-see for those looking for insight into Apartheid.
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