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

An excellent museum outlining the history of this important period in the history of South Africa. Half an hour to an hour is all that is required but well worth it

Thank freeequenttraveller
Reviewed 6 days ago

The museum is very close to the former homes of Desmond Tutu and Nelson Mandela. Hector was a young teenager who was shot by police in 1976 when the students protested against the use of the African language used in school and wanted better education....More

1  Thank minnesotans4
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited this small museum in September 2017. A few of the visual displays were not working. However, the location in the heart of SOWETO (South West Johannesburg), the direct connection to not only the struggle of blacks in South Africa but the worlds recognition of...More

Thank Tahoepov
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A slice of history which is very tastefully done and structured with a good walking flow through the events. It takes a lot of reading to get through the whole story and the photos are very thought provoking. A worthwhile stop on our guided tour...More

1  Thank Lwatson1970
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had not heard the name Hector Pieterson. Now, I will never forget it. The museum did an excellent job of focusing on the importance young people played in dismantling apartheid. Gunned down at 12. The museum is an appropriate tribute providing photo and film...More

Thank JamesA1987
Reviewed 8 December 2017 via mobile

Soweto uprising started when a little boy aged 13 gave his life to be the flame for the freedom. Hector Museum is good and sad. Read his history and watch wallpapers to understand more about the uprising.

Thank Abu_Firas_11
Reviewed 1 December 2017

I visited this museum as part of a full day tour of Soweto. I did not previously know about the 1976 student protests, Hector Pieterson in particular, or the relevance of that student uprising to the ultimate end of Apartheid. The Museum tells the story...More

Thank Paul K
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Opened in 2002, the museum commemorates the role innocent school children played in the struggle against Apartheid, and their slaughter during the 1996 Soweto protests. The museum contains a moving collection of pictures, audiovisual displays, documents, and oral testimonies that describe the history and events...More

Thank CJW913
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Great visit -- so much history covered in a small museum. It's nice because it doesn't take too long to visit, but covers a lot of ground and gets across such a strong message and sad time in South Africa. It's a nice add on...More

Thank STSMark
Reviewed 22 October 2017

Hector was a martyr child in the breaking up of Apartheid and he and his friends are an example to study and live by. Take some time to visit please as a tribute to the sad events in Soweto.

Thank Ramesh B
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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.