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Hector Pieterson Museum

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Address: 8287 Khumalo St, Soweto, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 11 536 2253
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This tragic museum, opened in 2002, honors the Sowetan schoolchildren slain...

This tragic museum, opened in 2002, honors the Sowetan schoolchildren slain in a police massacre in 1976.

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VERY informative!

This was my first stop in Soweto, and it really set the tone for a very informative day! There's a great timeline of events, and you get a couple of perspective of the sequence of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Casheta
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Detroit
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146 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was my first stop in Soweto, and it really set the tone for a very informative day! There's a great timeline of events, and you get a couple of perspective of the sequence of events surround Hector Pieterson's murder. I definitely recommend visiting!

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We're from the UK and had some but limited knowledge of the appalling regime that existed in South Africa up until the 1990's. The Hector Pieterson Museum - alongside visits to the also exceptional Liliesleaf Farm and Apartheid Museum - really gave us a good understanding of what people had to endure.

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Thank Steve R
Berlin, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

...in a very vivid neighborhood! Wish they had more interactive things and not all just panels to read! The sunday morning we spend there was very interesting and an eye opener to me - the museum, the walk to the Mandela house and a brunch at a restaurant accross the street. We went there on our own with a rental... More 

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Holmfirth, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Another part of the story of South Africa. Well worth a visit to help understand the history of the Country & the mind set of it's people.

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Thank Jackie P
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Soweto remains one of the most visited destinations in South Africa by both domestic and international tourists and visitors. At the heart of most of these visits is the desire to learn more about socio political history and the lessons thereof. The Hector Pieterson Museum is one of the attractions one needs to visit before experiencing the rest of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Hearing about it vs reading all of it in the well layed out museum sure is an eye opener. Various options of going through the content ie recordings. ...boards with information and also TV screens. A great tribute to all those that lost their lives. The entrance fee very reasonable. The team did a self tour and lasted approximately 1... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I like the way the information is layout in this museum, to enable visitors to better understand what happened to Hector Pieterson. Coming from a country that only read about Apartheid in the newspaper, I am moved by the exhibits that explain the events that took place during those years when many lives were lost, while fighting for equality and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015 via mobile

I did not know the story. Our driver made sure this was part of the tour through Soweto. I learned a great deal more about the young people's part in apartheid especially this young man and his mother. Heart tugging museum.

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Thank tamowens
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

We visited Soweto as part of our first trip to South Africa from Australia. The Hector Pieterson Museum was one of the highlights of our trip. It was an extremely evocative experience. The museum is comprised of a series of still photographs in black and white, as well as supporting videos. It is well worth the time. I found it... More 

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Thank littlehawke
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

It is a definite for all South African's. It is very insightful and informative to see our history. The exhibits is innovative and interesting.

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