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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
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!
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
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
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
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
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
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 District Six
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
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 necessary. You can get a lot of attending this museum on your own. The displays are quite good.
After the museum, we toured a settlement outside of the city and then went to Robbins Island, which the tour company booked for us but then you go on your own. You are met by a guide and they lead the tour. Don't miss this.)
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.