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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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8287 Khumalo St, Soweto, Johannesburg, South Africa
+27 11 536 2253
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Reviewed 5 days ago

For a visitor to South Africa the museum was both enlightening and confronting. It graphically details life under apartheid and the sad events surrounding the death of Hector Pieterson. Wasn't sure what to expect but enjoyed learning some history.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Bruce M
Reviewed 1 week ago

The memorial and museum are a moving tribute to the children that died in the Soweto Uprising. It is a story that I was not familiar with but I’m glad I can now appreciate the big impact it had on South African history. The museum...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Hector Pieterson played a large role in the uprisings from Soweto. It's doe this reason that you should go to the museum. The walk through takes 30-45 minutes. When we were there many of the tv monitors were not working.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Rich30306
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There is a fantastic memorial as well as a great museum. This place builds on the story of apartheid. It’s definitely worth visiting. There are also plenty of vendors selling African made goods right outside along the streer

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank uhsigmanu
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The walk up from Mandela's house gives you a chance to see Soweto that is not just part of the tourist area. The museum itself has a memorial outside and there were a number of guides offering their service to show you around. With hindsight...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Fay W
Reviewed 20 October 2018 via mobile

If you have time gap, it worth the visit! The museum is in a nice construction and is easy to visit!!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank adibfarid
Reviewed 15 October 2018 via mobile

Just along from Nelson Mandela's home is a small museum dedicated to the story of Hector Pietersen. Most have seen the photo of the boy's body being carried by another boy while his sister runs along side. The museum illustrates the circumstances leading to the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Trish B
Reviewed 14 October 2018

The Hector Pieterson Memorial recounts the 1976 student protests against Apartheid in photographs, videos, newspaper clippings and the words of participants. While not exactly enjoyable, it was and educational and moving experience. If you care about the history of struggles for human rights, you should...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Quizas1
Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

Documents history about students protesting the Afrikaans language. Takes about an hour to see the exhibit.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank advcards
Reviewed 10 October 2018

This was a huge emotional experience that I am so grateful to have been able to share with my niece as we visited this part of the world. The museum was designed beautifully and had an impact that was forever impressionable. It is an educational...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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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.
17 April 2015|
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Response from Gigi9636 | Reviewed this property |
Sounds like a school project or report. You could have Googled.