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District Six Museum Admission Ticket
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District Six Museum Admission Ticket
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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

If you have any interest at all in learning more about apartheid (and you should if you're visiting South Africa) this museum is a must see. It's small, but there is a lot to view, read, take in and ponder. Highly recommend!

Thank E4535EVpatriciad
Reviewed 2 days ago

Visited as part of a private tour. Unfortunately my guide didn't spend a lot of time explaining everything and I just walked around the museum myself reading everything. It was sad to see how these were displaced from their homes. Well worth visiting

Thank Angela M
Reviewed 2 days ago

This museum reminds us to remember and insist on acyption well worth a visit. Be sure to speak with gift shop manager whose claim for reclamation is over 20 yearsold.

Thank Charlotte B
Reviewed 5 days ago

Did not spend much time there but it was definitely worth the stop. Good information and you get a good feeling of what the people had to go thru many years ago. Privately funded.

Thank allenw78
Reviewed 5 days ago

Wow, this was one well done exhibition space. Learned so much about the area that influenced Cape Town and got international attention way back. Highly recommended even if you're not a history fan; it will put things in perspective while providing an excellent background on...More

Thank BettinaSoCal
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum honours the more than 60,000 non white people who were forcibly removed during the apartheid to make room for white people. The focus of the museum is on showing the daily life that was so destroyed. Visiting the museum and going through the...More

Thank Food4joy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Atmospheric museum with lots of stories by those who were affected in district 6. It is history of CT which is still rumbling today. Layout of museum a bit and some things are difficult to read.

Thank TheTrailingSpouse
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum discribes excellently an important part of the history of South Africa. Definitely it was one of the highlights of my trip.

Thank Arsku1965
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This simple museum should be a must for travelers. It tells the real story of South Africa's past and how it affected South African citizens thought to be of the wrong color. The guide will tell you the story and show you the life that...More

Thank Peter R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Learn about the history behind the relocation of many South African families of color. This museum is small but mighty with an important story to tell!

Thank Pat P
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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.