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Address: Hector Pieterson Square | Soweto, Soweto, South Africa
Phone Number:
+27 11 536 0611
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The 1976 photograph of slain thirteen-year old Hector Pieterson, carried by...

The 1976 photograph of slain thirteen-year old Hector Pieterson, carried by a friend while his grieving sister runs alongside, is a chilling reminder that South African was changed thereafter.

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Very moving

Seeing the water, picture and reading the plaque was very moving. The area wasn't what I imagined as the guide was telling us the history before we arrived. Definitely worth a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Seeing the water, picture and reading the plaque was very moving. The area wasn't what I imagined as the guide was telling us the history before we arrived. Definitely worth a visit. Also some impressive graffiti nearby.

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Thank SunLoverChloe
Melbourne, Australia
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55 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We only stayed here for about ten minutes as we listened to the story and looked around. No more longer is needed.

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Thank Jackie D
Johannesburg, South Africa
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is worth a visit and relates to a tragic time in South Africas history , certainly worth spending some time here

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Thank adamschris
Modesto, California
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72 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The memorial is beautiful and well preserved. The history of the monument is phenomenal and a must see journey into the past.

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Thank MsKiesha
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25 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum was closed, so we explored the plaza and memorial. Our guide was in training and did a great job telling us about the history of the site and Hector's life. It was a very moving experience to see the water feature and stone monoliths across from a primary school. Children passed through the plaza as they got out... More 

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Thank Christina W
Michigan City, Indiana
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377 reviews
176 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

We only saw the outside as the museum is closed for renovations. The memorial had so many points of symbolism, I was really glad we had a guide to tell us the stories and bring it all to life from his own experiences.

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Thank Consultcinda
Melbourne, Australia
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149 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

We stopped here on our Soweto tour, it is an interesting memorial to a terrible incident in South African history. The architecture is really unusual, and quite evocative.

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Thank Brett S
ontario
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941 reviews
480 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 290 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

An essential visit if in the city. It is well laid out and well kept up. The guides who are available in the area are very knowledgeable. Worth a visit.

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Thank ericon991
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29 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

It's a beautiful memorial with important substance behind its design. An important part of sowetos history.

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Thank DeeVee89
Izmir, Turkey
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346 reviews
156 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017

It is a small memorial with big meaning. In order to understand the story better, should be visited...

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