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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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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!
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
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.
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.