Hector Pieterson Memorial And Museum, Johannesburg

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  • 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
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About Hector Pieterson Memorial And Museum, Johannesburg

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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  • Rich history of How South African Students changed the education landscape on 16 June 1976, by marching against the apartheid government introduction of Afrikaans as a medium of instruction and the wish of the people triumphed. However, even though the march was peaceful, policy reacted by shooting at the marchers. Hector Peter don't wad the first casualty and died.

  • It’s fun. There are always new street vendors here. New restaurants has moved in making the street even more vibrant. Try the ‘Kota’ - this is quarter portion of an unsliced bread stuffed with your choice.

  • Was just very busy today. Lots of people from all over the world. The bike riding is so exciting. Ride through the area.

  • I learn a lot about what really transpired In June 1976. Good for our history. Sad but it needs to be told to new generation.

  • Lovely and neat museum. Take some cash with you to have a photo taken and framed in front of the Soweto towers or in front of the Hector memorial statue.

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