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The Kliptown Open Air Museum uses multi-media to tell the story of the drafting of the Freedom Charter in 1955.
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Kliptown

Exhibitions

 

The Square of Dedication


Memorial
The Walter Sisulu Square of Dedication stands on the spot in Kliptown where the Freedom Charter was adopted by the Congress of the People.

In the Museum

Museum
The story of the thousands of people who contributed to the drafting of the Freedom Charter is told at the Kliptown Open Air Museum.

 


The Freedom Charter

Nelson Mandela was there. Walter Sisulu was there. Helen Joseph was there. Father Trevor Huddleston was there. So were 3 000 ordinary citizens, demanding a better life for all under a new, non-discriminatory dispensation.

 

On Saturday, 26 June 1955 people from around the country gathered on a dusty soccer field in the middle of Kliptown to approve the Freedom Charter.

Read the story of that significant day

 

Profile of Curator

Kwezi Gule is determined that the museums in Soweto – the Hector Pieterson Museum and the Kliptown Open Air Museum – take into account the contemporary stories of today.

 

 

 

Contact us

Jane Mosima Mongatane
Tel:  011 528 8689/90
Cell:  082 454 3354
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Plan your visit

Where to find us:

Western wing
Walter Sisulu Square of Dedication
Beacon Road
Kliptown
Soweto

 

Opening hours:

Mondays to Saturdays, 10am to 5pm, and Sundays, 10am to 4.30pm (Closed on Christmas Day and the Day of Goodwill)

 

ENTRANCE FEES:

Free


Parking:

Parking is available next to the museum, on the edge of the square.

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