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Hector Pieterson Museum

Address: 8287 Khumalo St, Soweto, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 11 536 2253
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Type: History Museums, Museums
Owner description: This tragic museum, opened in 2002, honors the Sowetan schoolchildren...
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Type: History Museums, Museums
Owner description: This tragic museum, opened in 2002, honors the Sowetan schoolchildren slain in a police massacre in 1976.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

This was a really interesting and heart wrenching museum. Gives 1st hand accounts from both the people involved in the riots and police officers. Very interesting and well laid out tour. There are guides outside who will show you around and explain things to you. Felt safe and car was also well looked after by the guard outside.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

The Hector Pieterson Museum is probably one of the highlights of the Soweto Tour. It gives a true reflection of those dark days and with it's factual accounts results in a far better rendition of what happened than the 'shock" tactics of the Apartheid Museum. It depicts an event which should never be forgotten or repeated.

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PRETORIA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

If You are interested in the history of democracy in South Africa, then this is an excellent platform. the Museum is of very high class standard. also a must to see.

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Brakpan, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

It was great going there, we got to see why people love Soweto so much. I must say if you are a local person, eating at Vilakazi street might be too expensive for an ordinary guy.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

An incredible of images and stories about this tragic event. The Museum is located at the spot where the shooting began and it is deeply moving. I didnt know much about the story before the visit and thought it was an excellent tribute to the people who died here.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

it was a nice afternoon trip in soweto...the museum is nice,yet small,takes like an hour for a tour...comes as part of an interesting trip in soweto

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Learned about the history of Apartheid and the June 16 Soweto Uprising (in 1976), an important event of South Africa's history.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Knowledgeable volunteers who took time to give us an insightful overview of the context of the June 16 uprising. Brought home the pivotal role played by the " so young" scholars and students in South Africa breaching the Apartheid Tipping Point.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

This museum is amazingly good and sad at the same time. If you go to Soweto, don't miss it. The story about Hector Pieterson and all those school kids trying to live a better a life is touching, emotional and will make you think new things about how cruel men can be. Go, read the stories, watch the videos and... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

self guided tour of the museum. Very informative! Videos, pictures,articles of the events of the Soweto uprising and Hector. Meeting Hector's sister who works in the museum was much appreciated. I would recommend this visit as it is an important part of life in Soweto and the events surrounding the uprising.

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