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Hector Pieterson Museum

538 Reviews

Hector Pieterson Museum

538 Reviews
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Get some exercise and see Soweto from street level as you learn about the daily life of black people under South Africa’s racist apartheid regime. Pedal behind your guide to the Orlando Soccer Stadium, the houses where Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu once lived, and Orlando Towers, a colorful converted power station. Hear about the local school system and the Soweto Uprising, and visit a hostel where miners live.
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benjamin wrote a review Feb 2021
Benjamin, Texas33 contributions14 helpful votes
A well preserved historical account of extreme brutality against black youth, especially primary and secondary school children who seek to preserve their rights and voices in peaceful manner. Such large scale brutality and crime against humanity where thousands of these children were murdered in cold blood. This is a story of the Soweto uprising, this is the story of infant tears and blood. May the souls represented by those walls rest in peace and bless the land of Africa and its people. I do hope that humanity will never witness this again
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Cheryl G wrote a review Mar 2020
Saratoga Springs, New York, United States86 contributions36 helpful votes
This was a great museum for understanding the history and background of why the school age children marched and why the police elected to shoot into the crowds. They recently underwent installations of videos and redesigned some of the areas and everything was well done and progressed well throughout the museum. Highly recommend.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Gill M wrote a review Feb 2020
Johannesburg, South Africa32 contributions19 helpful votes
What a massive disappointment! This weekend I revisited the museum . My last visit was in November 2019. I have visited it numerous times over the years. The museum is badly kept , the displays are old tatty, visors don’t work. Floor planks are broken. The displays are neglected. It’s just so so bad. One of the most important museums of the New Democratic South Africa is shameful. So so sad!
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Date of experience: February 2020
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David Fleming wrote a review Feb 2020
Darwin, Australia431 contributions169 helpful votes
My visit to the Hector Pieterson Museum was a bit disappointing. The square, the photos and message boards were all good with their descriptions and narratives. But the property was run-down, all the multimedia and tv screens had been removed, due to the governments load-shedding at the time - there was no electricity to the building. What has good potential - is really a bit of a disgrace.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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NMP wrote a review Jan 2020
Blantyre, Malawi178 contributions22 helpful votes
Was very adamant about visiting Soweto for the obvious reasons..☺️ but hearing Hectors story being told was very insightful and eye opening. Great museum if you want to learn something about SA’s history during the apartheid era.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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