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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

This besides being a real eye-opener for me, is such an interesting place you can browse for ages and you are transported into a different past!

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank karimaG544VW
Reviewed 5 days ago

District 6 was a thriving multi racial neighbourhood that was targeted for fixed removals by the apartheid government forcing all residents to move to Cape Flats, 25 km away without any recompense. The museum building and a handful of other churches are all that remain...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Aileenmah
Reviewed 1 week ago

A very thought provoking visit that provided a deeper understanding of cape town social and political history. The museum brings history alive from a real person perspective - excellent visit and recommend to all fellow Travellers to Cape Town

Date of experience: November 2018
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Be sure to take the local guide's interpretation. Most of the guides have lived and were evacuated from District 6. One of the worst tragedies of Apartheid and the promise of restoration has yet to be fulfilled.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank mitchfromdenver
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lots of information but some of the print is very small. Take a magnifying glass with you. Well put together museum.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank adnyl444
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you go without a guide, the museum is quite small/difficult to understand. Hence, I strongly recommend to book a guided tour with an ex-resident (approx 30 min) to get the full story. You can book online. Would definitely visit it when in Capetown!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Luisa_101218
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The museum is a very nice memorial that tells the history of District Six and its people in a very sensible way. To really connect yourself to those people's feelings, you must book a tour with an ex-resident.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 632camilau
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very informative little museum. How it all started and how thousands of people were driven out of their homes in district 6. Well worth a visit when exploring Cape Town.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 957angelab
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the things I learned over the course of 2.5 weeks in South Africa, is that this moment (25 years post Apartheid) yields a very different way to tell history that I am used to. It took me some time to get over the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Marie400nl
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is an incredibly powerful museum. It's small but it packs a punch. Really carefully curated to show every aspect of the lives of those who lived in District Six. It is well worth a visit.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank lindsayklein82
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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
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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.