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Address: 8287 Khumalo St, Soweto, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 11 536 2253
Description: This tragic museum, opened in 2002, honors the Sowetan schoolchildren...
This tragic museum, opened in 2002, honors the Sowetan schoolchildren slain in a police massacre in 1976.
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Great learning opportunity

Go and learn what happened on June 16th 1976. It will open your eyes to the struggles of SA students and the country in general.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Morehead City, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Go and learn what happened on June 16th 1976. It will open your eyes to the struggles of SA students and the country in general.

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Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

Great information about the history of Hector Pieterson. Not a lot "to do" stuff - mostely things to read.

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Good Thunder, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

This was my third time through this museum. The emotional impact: the violence perpetrated against kids is almost impossible to absorb. It's a very important piece of history to understand. Only through truly understanding such events can we work so that such history never repeats itself.

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Panaji, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

History...can bring tears to your eyes, when you hear and see the sacrifice people made for freedom...

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

I had read several books covering the troubles in South Africa's past. I found this museum both informative and emotional. Everything well documented . A must for visiting tourists.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Many of us are familiar with the news photo of the dying Hector Pieterson being carried by a man with his sister sobbing by his side. This museum is named for him, but it covers the entire movement started by the students. They were being forced to have their studies conducted in Afrikaans, a language which they didn't know. Imagine... More 

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West Kelowna, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

My 16 year old and I were taken to this museum unexpectedly and it surprisingly opened my eyes one more time!!! I knew nothing about this. I am 50 years old, yes getting older :) I know so much about Nelson Mandela and wanted to see his place, I read and study all about him but knew nothing about this.... More 

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Elk Grove, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Even though I knew the history of race tension in South Africa I was moved by this attraction which highlights the events leading to the end of apartheid. The killing of the young boy during the Soweto uprising is well depicted and is a great tribute to the Soweto youth in their reaction to oppression and in being forced to... More 

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Ann Arbor, MI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

This museum is named after the first fatality in the Soweto Massacre. The museum is very well done with artifacts, explanations of the effects of apartheid and a great deal of video from the time. It is very moving. Everyone should visit it.

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Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

a good memorial about soweto uprising. More intersting information more especial for educational tours

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Address: Address: 8287 Khumalo St, Soweto, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 11 536 2253
Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Greater Johannesburg  >  Soweto

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