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Hector Pieterson Museum: Tours & Tickets

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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 3 weeks ago

We went to visit Soweto but, as much as I remembered some facts as I grew up, in the Western World most of the events during the Apartheid years were kept "secret". The museum is well kept and the display is easy, giving all the...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were glad we had time to visit the museum. This was not a part of the South African history we were familiar with and the museum provided a lot to read and learn.

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed October 11, 2019 via mobile

I didn’t know about this history of South Africa so it was a great surprise to visit and discover it. So I would recommend to everyone who doesn’t know about the protest taken in Soweto and how they ended

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 4, 2019 via mobile

It is important that people see this museum and hear about the Soweto uprising and the imposition of Afrikaans on the Soweto people. Good use of displays to illustrate the struggle

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed October 2, 2019

This should be the most interesting museum in Soweto and it was, but now half the videos are not working the toilets need fixing the lovely shop closed down. I am a tour guide and no longer wish to take people there, I have contacted...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed September 28, 2019

This museum is an important reminder of the extraordinary courage shown by young people and the example they can set for the rest of us.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Lynda H
Reviewed September 17, 2019

It was great to hear and read about Hector Pieterson. Our group spent about 45 worthwhile minutes inside.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Danielle M
Reviewed September 3, 2019

Hector was the youngest victim killed in the student protest in 1976. The museum provides a comprehensive look at how students contributed to the push for change.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Bluegrassmidlife
Reviewed August 18, 2019

This museum delves into the student movements against apartheid, and is named after the youngest person to be killed during the first demonstration. It is an important place to visit and will give travelers insight into some of the recent history of Soweto and South...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Molly C
Reviewed August 11, 2019

Hector Pieterson was murdered during student protests against Apartheid. This museum explains how Apartheid impacted students and was used to deny them an education and basic human rights. Its a moving piece of history and very well presented. It helps put in perspective this important...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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February 17, 2016|
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Response from douglast856 | 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.
April 17, 2015|
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Response from Gigi9636 | Reviewed this property |
Sounds like a school project or report. You could have Googled.