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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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  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
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8287 Khumalo St, Soweto, South Africa
+27 11 536 2253
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Reviewed today

I went to the museum right around Youth Day, and am so glad that I did! It is a beautiful modern structure, not too big, it took us around 45 minutes to an hour to see the whole thing. It provides the story of Hector...More

Thank Julia K
Reviewed 2 days ago

Museum target on specific portion of the history of apartheid- the student marches and violent response of the military. A small but important museum.

Thank Marymorninglory
Reviewed 6 days ago

Got there courtesy of the Soweto tour guide. On the way he explained what happened to Hector Pieterson and the aftermath. However, nothing prepared us for the intensity of this museum. It is very informative and a moving experience and folks should take time to...More

Thank Traveller_UK30
Reviewed 1 week ago

I really got a touching moment when I visited this area as the History was being related by a guide outside the entrance. It was a lovely experience, one you cant fully explain and quite touching as well!!

Thank Thembie2016
Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is a short walk from the Mandela House in the Orlando area of SOWETO. The museum documents the student rebellion against the Apartheid government. There are many photographs, audio-visual displays and artifacts. It is meant to ensure that no one will ever forget...More

Thank vernonb689
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very infornative, but if you are used to museums with lots of artifacts this really.isnt the place. If you want to learn about the events leading to the end of apartheid then this is the place.

Thank Cal92673
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you can, plan to have an hour or so in the museum. It is not big, but there is a lot of photos and text which are very interesting to read. The memorial is just outside the museum. It is very recommendable.

Thank Derejsende
Reviewed 21 May 2017

This museum provides details of an event about which, as a resident of the USA, I had little to no information. The photos, personal experience details, and videos gave me a full picture of a horrible event in the history of South Africa. I would...More

Thank Sheila S
Reviewed 17 May 2017

The HP museum is amazing - very modern way of introducing you to the times of apartheid and the impact on (black) peoples life.

Thank Thorsten_Prague
Reviewed 30 April 2017

Located in Orland West, Sweto not far from where 12 year old Hector Pieterson was shot and killed. Commemorates those who died in the uprising. The memorial is always open but check the museum. It was closed when I was there.

Thank millie4t
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Is this safe for children?
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
I need three points about the Hector Pieterson museum
17 April 2015|
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Response from Gigi9636 | Reviewed this property |
Sounds like a school project or report. You could have Googled.