Kliptown Museum

Housed in an old hardware store on the edge of the Walter Sisulu Square of Dedication next to the upmarket Soweto Hotel & Conference Centre, this innovative and compact museum brings to life the story of the Freedom Charter and the historic Congress of the People.

Wire sculptures of leading activists and ordinary people are annotated with personal testimonies that portray the great excitement and emotions of the event. Life in 1950s South Africa is also brought vividly into perspective with photographs and news clippings illustrating the increasing levels of oppression that South Africans faced on a daily basis.

(Image: Johannesburg In Your Pocket)


Physical Address Walter Sisulu Square of Dedication, Corner Union Avenue and Main Road, Kliptown, Soweto, 1811
Phone Number +27 (0)11 895 3000