About Hector Pieterson Museum

This museum honors the school riots and subsequent massacre of children by SA security forces. It is a sad yet inspiring place. It shows a huge truck drove into the crowds of young protesters that will really made you cry. You will see an iconic photo of decade in which Hector Pieterson, the dead child being carried by another child through the streets of Soweto.  Student protested against Apartheid. It has a lot of tv screens to tell you the stories of what went on during the apartheid. It has tones of information about everything that happened then. There are museum interpreters on site to explain the events and significance of this place. It will definitely move you and make you reflect more about life itself.

Must See

  • Must see the stories projected on TV screens about students protesting for the African language.

  • Iconic image of Hector Pieterson.

How to reach

"Johannesburg City Hall Corner Albert Street, Johannesburg, 2001, South Africa Take Francois Oberholzer Fwy, Main Reef Rd/R41, Nasrec Rd, N17 and Klipspruit Valley Rd to Pela St in Orlando West, Soweto Drive to Pela St"

Bus: R 15

Taxi: R 200 - R 240

Uber: R 140 - R 180


  • If your kids are younger you should know that the images that are shown are quiet graphic.

  • Some of the screens might not work well or at all. Try to be patient.

  • Taking  Photos is  forbidden .

Visit Time

Sunday : 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Monday : 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Tuesday: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Wednesday: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Thursday: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Friday: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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Waiting Time

You may have to wait in queue for tickets


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Entrance Fee

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Time you can spend

1 hour.


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