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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
8287 Khumalo St, Soweto, Johannesburg, South Africa
+27 11 536 2253
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Reviewed 3 days ago

When we went most of all the videos were not working and we just read. Boring and would have been upset if I paid to go in this.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank puddles027
Reviewed 3 days ago

Since I was here in 1996. The changes are good. This museum is on the sight of the beginning of the school riots and subsequent massacre of children by SA security forces. It is a sad and sobering place. It also honors Hector, the other...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Sojournwithme
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a must visit for those interested in the history of South Africa. The sights and sound made me shed a tear or two. small museum but really impactful!

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank highimpactuk
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a well made musuem. Some reading to do on your way around and and also a lot of tv screens to tell you the stories of what went on during the apartheid. Very interesting to see and read and I am glad I...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Pkoch
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visit this place and learn a little about the diverse history of South Africa. Take the tour and experience this changing time.

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank 491yurir
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum is located right in the heart of Soweto. The admission is 34 rand for adult, 11 rand for a student but you need to show your student card. Lots of pictures and plaques and videos of the history of Apartheid and especially the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Lisa_at_large
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a Heritage point in remembrance of the 1986 Soweto School uprising. Hector Pieterson being first casualty photographed hence the name of this place. There are tour guides available to unpack the history for free but I recommend you tips them since they are...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank KwameMokopane
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This Museum highlights a specific student protest. A very eye opening exhibit. I highly recommend this museum to anyone visiting Johannesburg.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Ed M
Reviewed 7 January 2019

The museum itself is clean, modern and full of interesting images and literature. It is located on the square where the march took place and is commemorated by a memorial and fountain. Quite a surreal experience to be there but definitely recommend a visit.

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank RoloMunch
Reviewed 4 January 2019

sadly, few of the TV monitors were working when we visited. It's an interesting museum that requires quite a lot of reading and there were photos.

Date of experience: January 2019
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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.
17 April 2015|
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Response from Gigi9636 | Reviewed this property |
Sounds like a school project or report. You could have Googled.