The roof and the ceiling of the Hector Pieterson Museum, situated in Orlando West, Soweto, got damaged during the heavy rains in December 2016. To repair the roof and to carry out other maintenance work, the Museum has been temporarily closed to the public. According to Nthatisi Modingoane, Spokesperson for the City of Johannesburg, it is planned to reopen the Museum in the last week of March 2016. Although the Hector Pieterson Museum is closed, the outdoor Memorial Site remains open to the public and Museum guides are available to give visitors more information about the museum and the history of Soweto.
The Hector Pieterson Memorial and Museum commemorates the role of South Africa's students in the struggle against apartheid and in particular the role played by the school children who took part in the Soweto protests of 1976.
The Hector Pieterson Memorial and Museum is situated is open daily from 10:00 - 17:00 (Mon - Sat) and from 10:00 - 16:00 (Sun). The admission fee is R30 for adults, R10 for pensioners and students and R5 for children (ages six to 12).
Hector Pieterson Museum
8287 Khumalo Rd