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Hector Pieterson Museum

8287 Khumalo St, Soweto, South Africa
+27 11 536 2253
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This tragic museum, opened in 2002, honors the Sowetan schoolchildren slain in a police massacre in 1976.
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good34%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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8287 Khumalo St, Soweto, South Africa
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+27 11 536 2253
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Reviewed yesterday

Stopped here on a tour that I had booked. It was somber experience but fascinating to learn about all at the same time.

Thank Nick A
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

As a visitor to South Africa it is good to visit the troubled times of Apartheid and see the effects on the population. The museum has an interesting display surrounding the build up and subsequent events after the shooting of Hector Pieterson by the SA...More

Thank Graeme K
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Reviewed 5 days ago

An interesting SA history about what happened in 1976. we called it the Black Power. A memorial commemorates thus

Thank Trevor B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a very good tour. There is also a lot of history in this museum. One of the most tragic casualties of this debacle was 13-year old Hector Pieterson, who killed when he was caught in the cross fire. The museum was built to...More

1  Thank DeltaZ930
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hector Peterson was the young man shot and killed during the Soweto riots of 1974. The famous picture shows a dying Peterson with his sister and another young man. Today the sister works at the Museum. The other young man disappeared. The Museum is fascinating...More

Thank William J
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the museum is big, has many video's and it is impressive.the best part is where the actual happening is described. we these days cannot imagine any more that apartheid existed. it should never happen again!!

Thank DorienvD59
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Having travelled to many museums in the world, though this one came up a bit short. Felt they could have made it more interactive with multimedia. Feels underinvested and neglected

Thank stonaday
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Reviewed May 7, 2018

the museum has a fabulous collection of pictures and commentary charting the experiences of the people of SA, and still very much in touch with the local community. A place to learn and think on the past and the lessons for the future (both big...More

Thank MikeFo
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Reviewed May 5, 2018 via mobile

Great Muesuem with showcase of the Apartheid times. Very well maintained and designed place. Heart wrenching to see the stories of students and opression.

1  Thank Shailendra S
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Reviewed April 25, 2018

During our 8 hour bike tour through Soweto with Lebo tours we took about 1 hour to visit this very interesting and moving museum. The exhibition is well done and contains an extensive amount of different footage about the Soweto uprising. Shocking, and appalling that...More

1  Thank bestregards f
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c_culicchia
February 17, 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.
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phuthi
April 17, 2015|
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Response from Gigi9636 | Reviewed this property |
Sounds like a school project or report. You could have Googled.
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