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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.
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8287 Khumalo St, Soweto, South Africa
+27 11 536 2253
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Wow! A picture tells a thousand words. This exhibit and the museum are very informative. We've seen the photo but the full story behind Hector and the student uprising is amazing and tragic. The police brutality and the resulting deaths and injuries are difficult to...More

Thank LAMMER13
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This museum has some powerful stories inside and s moving tribute outside. Read up a bit about the times before you go. There are some local markets across the street as well.

Thank Jennie W
Reviewed 4 days ago

Well organised and presented museum which really brought home the story, and the wider impact of apartheid, particularly to our two UK teens who had not been taught about SA history in school, well worth a visit.

Thank Rebecca B
Reviewed 5 days ago

We had only 1/2 day in Johannesburg as we were passing through to head up to Madikwe Game Reserve. Rather than going to the large main Apartheid Museum, we went to Hector Pieterson Museum before doing a 2 hour tour of parts of Soweto....and WOW...!!!...More

Thank jigregor
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really well organized and displayed. It's easier to digest than the apartheid museum because the subject is specific and it's short. Beautiful to see really young students motivated about their education and their outrage... harrowing to see them brutalized and shot.

Thank Amara P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sad history but well narated. The tomb stone says it all. Pity the gentleman who tried to help Hector Peterson can not be traced.

Thank Dumi M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum gives telling impession of the Soweto uprising as an important episode in the battles against Apartheid. Well presented with lots of personal testimonials that makes it very impressive.

Thank RBR-66
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I visited the museum and were greatly impressed. Our knowledge of South African history was limited, and the story of Hector Pieterson and the Soweto uprising was informative and illustrated with photos and verbal descriptions. We were very moved by the experience.

Thank lovetotravelSc
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I accompanied 16 high school students (and 2 teachers) from St. Louis, MO to South Africa in June/July 2017. On our full day in Johannesburg before we left for KwaZulu-Natal, we went to Nelson Mandela's home, the Hector Pieterson Museum and the Apartheid Museum. All...More

Thank shannonvet64
Reviewed 8 July 2017

The museum does a very good job of helping you understand multiple points of view regarding the events of 1976, their origins and the tragic result for Hetor Pieterson and so many others.

Thank 932Charles
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17 February 2016|
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Response from Gamed77 | Reviewed this property |
SA is a dangerous country and when in SA, especially Jo-berg, you have to be safe ALWAYS. Getting to the place MUST be pre-arranged, preferably via Uber taxi which are safer. Don't even consider black taxis, the public... More
17 April 2015|
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Response from Gigi9636 | Reviewed this property |
Sounds like a school project or report. You could have Googled.