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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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important part of this country's history

An important place to visit and learn about the history of South Africa . too much background. you go around see the pics and information underneath , also videos that explain... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Faris S
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Tripoli, Libya
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Tripoli, Libya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

An important place to visit and learn about the history of South Africa . too much background. you go around see the pics and information underneath , also videos that explain what happened . on your way out you'll find a small gift shop where u can by something to remind you of the place.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A powerful Museum! Learned so much! I highly recommend it. It provides informative background to the justice fighting spirit of South African people, specifically South African youth.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to this museum as part of an organised tour around Johannesburg. We were shuffled through in record time but still feel the Apartheid museum was by far better.

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Port Chester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is an important place to visit to learn more about apartheid and the Soweto student uprisings. It's not a pretty history but the museum does an excellent job of presenting it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum tells the story of students uprising and the killing of one student, Hector Pieterson by police brutality in 1976 by the apartheid regime in SA. Very significant, milestone event in the liberation struggle of SA. The museum has done a good job of capturing all the events associated with the death of Pieterson and various views of people... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I found this Museum beautifully constructed with some interesting stories on apartheid times. It is definitely worth a visit if you are in the area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Our Big Red Bus tour stopped here. There wasn't enough time to actual go in this museum. But a young named Michael told us the story of Hector Pieterson. Michael is a masterful story teller. He was able to convey the emotions and feelings in SOWETO during this time. He works for tips so please be generous.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

Historical facts telling us not to repeat the past . History is a great teacher if we listen Photos and the monument all fascinating and can bring a tear to ones eye

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016 via mobile

For any person that loves history and wants a vivid reflection of the South African struggle and apartheid history, it is a must to visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

This museum documents the struggle of the African people during apartheid. In particular it focuses on the role that students played in 1976 to change the system. It's a very moving museum.

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