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Hector Pieterson Museum

8287 Khumalo St, Soweto, South Africa
+27 11 536 2253
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This tragic museum, opened in 2002, honors the Sowetan schoolchildren slain in a police massacre in 1976.
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good33%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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8287 Khumalo St, Soweto, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I was 15 when the Soweto uprising took place - watching it from the safety of my parental home in a white suburb ... I grew up with "that" image stuck in my young mind knowing something is not right in our country - it...More

Thank Joppel
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Like the Apartheid Museum, this museum is full of interesting information. However, it can benefit from better organization and summarization. There are just way too much text to read and it needs to presented in some chronological order. Lot of the video displays also were...More

Thank thelonious22
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed this museum. It’s a lot bigger than expected when you first go inside. There is a lot of very interesting information and I think it does a great job of tying together the horrific events during the apartheid error and the impact...More

Thank Kbgbc23
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Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

The museum assists in understanding some of the history of apartheid particularly related to the uprisings that occurred in Soweto. It is an iconic building, with simple lines, in stark contrast to the building surrounding. Thoroughly worth the visit!

Thank TravelingJ2014
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Reviewed 3 July 2018 via mobile

Located in the township of Soweto, this museum focuses on the students peaceful uprising in response to draconian rules placed on their education and the police response that left many dead, including Hector Pieterson, aged 12. It is informative of the time of Apartheid and...More

1  Thank K2Travels
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Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

A museum rich of Significant African history, that still needs to be celebrated. Learnt so much in a short period of time; the tour was very informative, relevant, and thought about apartheid times. Great place to visit.

Thank Lindiwe P
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Reviewed 23 June 2018

Stopped here on a tour that I had booked. It was somber experience but fascinating to learn about all at the same time.

Thank Nick A
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Reviewed 23 June 2018 via mobile

As a visitor to South Africa it is good to visit the troubled times of Apartheid and see the effects on the population. The museum has an interesting display surrounding the build up and subsequent events after the shooting of Hector Pieterson by the SA...More

Thank Graeme K
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Reviewed 19 June 2018

An interesting SA history about what happened in 1976. we called it the Black Power. A memorial commemorates thus

Thank Trevor B
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Reviewed 6 June 2018

This was a very good tour. There is also a lot of history in this museum. One of the most tragic casualties of this debacle was 13-year old Hector Pieterson, who killed when he was caught in the cross fire. The museum was built to...More

1  Thank DeltaZ930
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c_culicchia
17 February 2016|
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Response from Douglas T | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I would consider it 'safe' for children. Age will be a factor in their understanding of the cause and consequences of Hector's death. This is a memorial for Hector, and an museum of the period around his death.
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phuthi
17 April 2015|
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Response from Gigi9636 | Reviewed this property |
Sounds like a school project or report. You could have Googled.
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