Hector Pieterson Memorial And MuseumCurrently Closed
- 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 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
I can't really find the words to properly describe this place. On arrival, you'll find a relatively quiet location, with a few trees, a fountain and oddly placed blocks at the back. Once you know what all that's there actually represents, the entire vibe shifts. I went there with a local guide (As many people do), who described the events that took place a few blocks from there. How young kids met an incredibly dark end at the hands of the very men that were supposed to protect them. Every stone serves a purpose, as a reminder of the things that happened and it's a powerful feeling. If you're in Soweto, definitely pay it a visit and find someone that will tell you what happened. And please, respect the place.
Visiting this museum is both moving and eye-opening. If you have time, do a little reading about the 1976 event the museum commemorates before you arrive and you'll have an even richer experience. This isn't a museum to rush through, either; spend some time reading the descriptions, viewing the pictures, and really try to imagine what things were like in Johannesburg in the 1970s. It's incredible to think about what this country has overcome.
Very moving place. Lovely architecture. Didn't visit the museum yet. Good street shops for local stuff.
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.
Great place, just very touching and brings back the sad memories of what the '76 youth had to go through. Just glad we have feasible things that make you feel like you were actually when all that happened.