Hector Pieterson museum

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A museum in Johannesburg showing a history of the struggle against apartheid, with a focus on school children at the 1976 Soweto uprising.

It is named after Hector Pieterson — a 12 year old schoolboy who was one of the first shot by police, and is situated near the location of the incident.

Inside are photos taken at the time, the most iconic showing Hector Pieterson — being carried to a nearby hospital with his sister in escort.

Outside the museum is a memorial.

What to do thereExplore the museum or learn more about the struggle against apartheid.

Best time to visitAny time of the year.

Location of Hector Pieterson museumIn Orlando west — Johannesburg.

How to get thereBy walking, cycling, train, taxi, passenger minibus, vehicle.

There are two train stations nearby as well as several airports within the city's limits.

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