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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.
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  • Very good33%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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8287 Khumalo St, Soweto, South Africa
+27 11 536 2253
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I accompanied 16 high school students (and 2 teachers) from St. Louis, MO to South Africa in June/July 2017. On our full day in Johannesburg before we left for KwaZulu-Natal, we went to Nelson Mandela's home, the Hector Pieterson Museum and the Apartheid Museum. All...More

Thank shannonvet64
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum does a very good job of helping you understand multiple points of view regarding the events of 1976, their origins and the tragic result for Hetor Pieterson and so many others.

Thank 932Charles
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went to the museum right around Youth Day, and am so glad that I did! It is a beautiful modern structure, not too big, it took us around 45 minutes to an hour to see the whole thing. It provides the story of Hector...More

Thank Julia K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Museum target on specific portion of the history of apartheid- the student marches and violent response of the military. A small but important museum.

Thank Marymorninglory
Reviewed 20 June 2017

Got there courtesy of the Soweto tour guide. On the way he explained what happened to Hector Pieterson and the aftermath. However, nothing prepared us for the intensity of this museum. It is very informative and a moving experience and folks should take time to...More

Thank Traveller_UK30
Reviewed 20 June 2017

I really got a touching moment when I visited this area as the History was being related by a guide outside the entrance. It was a lovely experience, one you cant fully explain and quite touching as well!!

Thank Thembie2016
Reviewed 18 June 2017

This museum is a short walk from the Mandela House in the Orlando area of SOWETO. The museum documents the student rebellion against the Apartheid government. There are many photographs, audio-visual displays and artifacts. It is meant to ensure that no one will ever forget...More

Thank vernonb689
Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

Very infornative, but if you are used to museums with lots of artifacts this really.isnt the place. If you want to learn about the events leading to the end of apartheid then this is the place.

Thank Cal92673
Reviewed 31 May 2017

If you can, plan to have an hour or so in the museum. It is not big, but there is a lot of photos and text which are very interesting to read. The memorial is just outside the museum. It is very recommendable.

Thank Derejsende
Reviewed 21 May 2017

This museum provides details of an event about which, as a resident of the USA, I had little to no information. The photos, personal experience details, and videos gave me a full picture of a horrible event in the history of South Africa. I would...More

Thank Sheila S
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17 February 2016|
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Response from Gamed77 | Reviewed this property |
SA is a dangerous country and when in SA, especially Jo-berg, you have to be safe ALWAYS. Getting to the place MUST be pre-arranged, preferably via Uber taxi which are safer. Don't even consider black taxis, the public... More
17 April 2015|
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Response from Gigi9636 | Reviewed this property |
Sounds like a school project or report. You could have Googled.