Hector Pieterson Museum
Museum type :
ARCHAEOLOGICAL

Established in :
1997

Holidays :
None

Visiting Hours :
Daily 10am-5pm

Contact No :
+27 (0) 11 536 0611

Location :
Orlando West,Soweto , South Africa

Display Objects :

The museum is named in his honour. It became one of the first museums in Soweto when it opened in 16 June 2002.

There's a copy of Hector Pieterson photograph hanging next to the memorial, and in the museum are photographs and television footage of that fateful day, as well as excellent exhibits on Soweto during the often-violent and tense 1970s and '80s. Around the corner is Nelson Mandela's former two-room home.




Description :

  • The Hector Pieterson Museum is a large museum located in Orlando West, Soweto, South Africa, two blocks away from where Hector Pieterson was shot and killed.

  • The museum is named in his honour. It became the first museum in Soweto when it opened in 16 June 2002.

  • The total cost of the project was Rand 23.2 million, which was covered by a 16 million rand donation by the Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism and 7.2 million rand donation from the Johannesburg City Council. .

  • The museum covers the events leading up to, and during, the anti-Afrikaans Soweto Uprising.