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District Six Museum

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The apartheid nationalist government destroyed District Six in the 1960s. This memorial museum contains maps, photographs and other reminders of this old vibrant neighborhood. Site walks and tours in the Museum with ex-resident storytellers are also...more
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15 25a Buitenkant Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 466 7200
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Reviewed yesterday

ok, so not the highest on the list but a good stop on the hop on hop off bus in the middle of cbd which in itself is good to see if you are staying on the waterfront. the museum had a ton of information...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank LinLaz
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We visited the museum in the afternoon. When we arrived we were told that the museum is open for the next 1.5h, however there was no more guided tours. We decided to proceed anyway as we weren’t gonna have another opportunity to visit. There aren’t...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank kampalka
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is an interesting museum as it is, but what made it worth five stars for us was a tour by a former resident of District 6, Ruth. Her family's story was memorable and moving.

Date of experience: January 2019
Reviewed 3 days ago

Take guided tour as it is conducted by people who have lived in the old 6th District and you get a lot of back ground no really in the museum information. Takes about 1 hour for tour. Museum is small.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 832davidh
Reviewed 4 days ago

This museum contents were very interesting. I liked the way it was laid out. My dad said there were a few things about the museum he didn't like when he visited decades ago - no credit to his friend for donating the street signs, no...More

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank nzanz
Reviewed 5 days ago

It was so interesting to learn all about how District 6 once was and also to meet some of the people who lived there in the past pre 1994

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 301elysea
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was in college when Apartheid came to an end, so it was on the periphery of my awareness/understanding, I really didn't know much. District Six museum helped educate me and bring the experiences of the residents to life. The original images and the quilts...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 617michelleb26
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an important stop to remember how horrific apartheid was. The museum is quite small and is best with a guide.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank KatBer68
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went there with the entire family. Got a great guided tour. Very personal from a former inhabitant of District 6. Some people were crying at the end of the 40 minute tour. An absolute must see when you are in Cape Town.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank YPOS
Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum offers a lot in such a compact space. I don’t think that the museum is disorganized as every inch of this establishment has some sort of significance. However to make the most of your visit you should take one of the tours offered...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank NJM0Mof1
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22 June 2017|
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Response from Bertiebeak | Reviewed this property |
We didn't have a guided tour the museum was quite small and easy to understand. You could purchase a guide book if required. I should think the walking tour of the city would be a good way to understand the history of... More
30 August 2016|
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Response from lindagr17 | Reviewed this property |
The museum isn't that large and is all self-explanatory and self-directed. Some people visit the museum as part of a private tour (as we did.) So, sometimes that guide shows the group around the museum, but it isn't... More
Ric V
16 April 2016|
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Response from Grahamsmith1950 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry went on a private tour so not sure whether it is on a tour bus route. But look at the tour bus maps and theywill tell you, my best guess is that it may be on the red route as that seemed to go through the centre.