Hector Pieterson Museum

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  • Address: 8287 Khumalo St, Soweto, South Africa
  • Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +27-115362253
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Museums, History Museums, Family And Kids

Take a tour into this significant museum that tells you about the fateful day of Soweto on 16th June 1976. The museum takes you on a historical journey of the youth rebellion that took place against the introduction of Afrikaans as a language of instruction during 1976. According to the history on this very day many scholars and students assembled in the school grounds to begin their rally towards the Orlando Stadium. In this rally, a schoolboy named Hector Pieterson also joined the group. However, after a brief standoff police open fired at these people. During this event, the photography of dying Hector Pieterson, held in the arms of a fellow student with his terrified sister running behind them, was flashed in every single newspaper around the world.  This photograph became a significant symbol of the protest against Apartheid. At present, 16th June is remembered as the Youth Day, in all over South Africa.

The museum today preserves many remembrances of that fateful day like photographs and also has audio visual presentations. This two storey red brick building has the Hector Pieterson memorial on the grounds. The memorial has the names of all those who died in that revolt.

Hector Pieterson Museum Travel Tips

  • The souvenir shop has history books, photographs, arts and crafts on sale.

Entrance Ticket Details For Hector Pieterson Museum

  • Entry is free.

How to Reach Hector Pieterson Museum

  • By Car or Taxi.

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  • Hector Pieterson Museum Address: 8287 Khumalo St, Soweto, South Africa
  • Hector Pieterson Museum Contact Number: +27-115362253
  • Hector Pieterson Museum Timing: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Best time to visit Hector Pieterson Museum(preferred time): 11:00 am - 03:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Hector Pieterson Museum: 02:00 Hrs
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  • 95% of people who visit Soweto include Hector Pieterson Museum in their plan

  • 63.75% of people start their Hector Pieterson Museum visit around 10 AM - 11 AM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Hector Pieterson Museum

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday

94.23% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Hector Pieterson Museum

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Hector pieterson museum
  • do you provide a wheel chair for the guest

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  • Is Joel Maake name written in Hector Peterson's museum

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    • I am not sure, I think you will have to call the Hector Pieterson Museum on  27 11 536 0611 for details.

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  • Hi, Does the museum offer a guided tour? Regards.

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    • I guess, guided tours are offered at the Hector Pieterson Museum. You can inquire further by calling the museum staff on  27 11 536 0611.

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