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The memorial and museum are a moving tribute to the children that died in the Soweto Uprising. It is a story that I was not familiar with but I’m glad I can now appreciate the big impact it had on South African history. The museum...More
Hector Pieterson played a large role in the uprisings from Soweto. It's doe this reason that you should go to the museum. The walk through takes 30-45 minutes. When we were there many of the tv monitors were not working.
There is a fantastic memorial as well as a great museum. This place builds on the story of apartheid. It’s definitely worth visiting. There are also plenty of vendors selling African made goods right outside along the streer
The walk up from Mandela's house gives you a chance to see Soweto that is not just part of the tourist area. The museum itself has a memorial outside and there were a number of guides offering their service to show you around. With hindsight...More
Just along from Nelson Mandela's home is a small museum dedicated to the story of Hector Pietersen. Most have seen the photo of the boy's body being carried by another boy while his sister runs along side. The museum illustrates the circumstances leading to the...More
The Hector Pieterson Memorial recounts the 1976 student protests against Apartheid in photographs, videos, newspaper clippings and the words of participants. While not exactly enjoyable, it was and educational and moving experience. If you care about the history of struggles for human rights, you should...More
This was a huge emotional experience that I am so grateful to have been able to share with my niece as we visited this part of the world. The museum was designed beautifully and had an impact that was forever impressionable. It is an educational...More
This museum, although named after the unfortunate child who symbolised SA problems, is about the broader aspects of the Soweto uprising, its background and its consequences.
It is quite stark but well done on how it chronologically takes you through the events.
Was good to...More
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.