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Hector Pieterson Museum

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This tragic museum, opened in 2002, honors the Sowetan schoolchildren slain in a police massacre in 1976.
As featured in 3 Days in Johannesburg
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8287 Khumalo St, Soweto, South Africa
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+27 11 536 2253
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We had a group tour so it was arranged for us. The walls in each galler, each floor has unique pictures and posters that documents the African life under apartheid and struggle for freedom. Outstanding museum.

Thank 4historyandculture
Reviewed 1 week ago

The HP museum was worth the time. It has a good amount of information on Hector's role in the Apartheid fight. There were a number of the digital displays that didn't work, but there was plenty of other information so I didn't really miss it....More

Thank Dave M
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very well laid out museum the cost is very low. The free stuff outside like the memorial is surely something to see. I suggest you spend the time speaking to one of the locals and you can get what it is all...More

Thank therealsouthafrica
Reviewed 19 August 2018

In my second trip to South Africa I was looking forward to visiting the Hector Peterson Museum because the previous visit I went to the Apartheid Museum. I was told that the HPM was so much better, even though the Apartheid Museum was very good....More

Thank Linda B
Reviewed 12 August 2018

I was 15 when the Soweto uprising took place - watching it from the safety of my parental home in a white suburb ... I grew up with "that" image stuck in my young mind knowing something is not right in our country - it...More

Thank Joppel
Reviewed 21 July 2018 via mobile

Like the Apartheid Museum, this museum is full of interesting information. However, it can benefit from better organization and summarization. There are just way too much text to read and it needs to presented in some chronological order. Lot of the video displays also were...More

Thank thelonious22
Reviewed 21 July 2018 via mobile

We really enjoyed this museum. It’s a lot bigger than expected when you first go inside. There is a lot of very interesting information and I think it does a great job of tying together the horrific events during the apartheid error and the impact...More

Thank Kbgbc23
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

The museum assists in understanding some of the history of apartheid particularly related to the uprisings that occurred in Soweto. It is an iconic building, with simple lines, in stark contrast to the building surrounding. Thoroughly worth the visit!

Thank TravelingJ2014
Reviewed 3 July 2018 via mobile

Located in the township of Soweto, this museum focuses on the students peaceful uprising in response to draconian rules placed on their education and the police response that left many dead, including Hector Pieterson, aged 12. It is informative of the time of Apartheid and...More

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Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

A museum rich of Significant African history, that still needs to be celebrated. Learnt so much in a short period of time; the tour was very informative, relevant, and thought about apartheid times. Great place to visit.

Thank Lindiwe P
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c_culicchia
17 February 2016|
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Response from Douglas T | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I would consider it 'safe' for children. Age will be a factor in their understanding of the cause and consequences of Hector's death. This is a memorial for Hector, and an museum of the period around his death.
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phuthi
17 April 2015|
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Response from Gigi9636 | Reviewed this property |
Sounds like a school project or report. You could have Googled.
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