Kliptown Open Air MuseumFree: All time

Kliptown, one of the oldest districts in Soweto, is an area steeped in history – violent, restorative, sad and uplifting. It is most famously known as the site where more than 3,000 people attended what became known as the ‘Congress of the People’ in 1955 to adopt the Freedom Charter, a document in which oppressed South Africans formulated ideas of a society free from apartheid. Standing in Freedom Square in Soweto, the Kliptown Open Air Museum, dedicated to Walter Sisulu, tells the story of the drafting of the Freedom Charter. And it does so via photographs, art, song, news clipping and narration. It is a thoroughly visual journey made by visitors to the museum, one that emphasises the freedom South Africa fought so hard to achieve.

Address: Klipspruit Valley Rd, Soweto 1809, Kliptown, Soweto, Gauteng
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 10am – 5pm, Sun 10am – 4:30pm
Phone: +27 11 945 2200
Website: www.southafrica.net/za/en/articles/entry/article-southafrica.net-kliptowns-open-air-museum

Photo credit: Gauteng.net