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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
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
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
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
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.
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.