VISITING a museum for the first time can be daunting. Where to go? Will you find the one thing you really want to see? How is it possible to experience everything in a day, or — yikes — an hour?
The luxury of our online museum is that you can take your time to browse, and travel through time and space at the click of a mouse.
Here’s a suggested route:
In the QUICK LINKS TO ALL MEMORIALS box, click on the title of the memorial (for example, Basil D’Oliveira or Cissie Gool) you want to find out more about. This will take you to a particular memorial’s index page — think of it as each memorial having its own room.
Each memorial’s index page has links to a wealth of material, such as:
"Multimedia: In this box there are links to video footage — sometimes from as long ago as 1917 — photo galleries, audio files, maps that give directions to the memorials, wonderful panoramas of a selection of memorial sites, and more.
"An Interactive Timeline: This is a great way to get a quick overview of each character’s life and times.
"Discover, Uncover, Recover: Don’t miss our amazing archive for each memorial. These sections feature original documents - private letters, extracts from police files, transcripts from commissions of inquiry, and lots more - to prison poetry.
"The Artist and Artwork: Go behind the scenes and hear from the artists themselves how the memorials took shape.
This museum is open 24/7; so stay as long as you like and come back whenever you like — to re-visit old favourites or meet new ’friends’ from our past.
No admission fee, no queues and no museum shop selling silly souvenirs. Our doors are open.