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District Six Museum

Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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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 2 days ago

District 6 was cleaned out by the ruling minority starting in 1948 and continued into then1950’s. The Africans who lived there were shuffled out of the City into designated areas outside of town and were discouraged from even visiting the City. The small District 6...More

Thank ahendren
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It was fascinating and sad going to district 6. We had a guided tour at the museum from an old resident of district 6, this gave us a true insight in to the horrendous things that happened. I would highly recommend visiting, it is a...More

Thank Emma3116nQ
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Even though this museum is small in comparison to museums, It is full of very informative information and pictures of how the area was before apartheid. There are many harrowing tales of what life was like and why the Local Government moved all of these...More

Thank nbennett480
Reviewed 3 days ago

Our tour guide was a fascinating man who lived in District Six so he had lots of experiences and feelings to share with us. I felt I got a better grasp of what the time of apartheid was like, and sure hoped we'd never have...More

Thank Maggie S
Reviewed 6 days ago

We took one of the guided tours and were taken round by an ex-resident who shared some of her memories. She was one of the first ex-residents to be “repatriated” to one of the first 24 new houses built in District Six.

Thank Peter S
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a special visit for us to get informed of some of the history of this great city. It is small but very substantive with information.

Thank esmondl601
Reviewed 1 week ago

Could have spent more time here...a lot to read about the history of families and their changed ways of life. Very sad to read their experiences, but learning is good.

Thank claire s
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place tells a very interesting story, the destruction of not buildings but a community and not out of concern for ‘inadequate and uninhabitable homes‘ but to further apartheid policies. A small museum telling an essential part of history very well indeed. Only 25R entry. 

Thank Kevin S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The visit to this museum made us realize we have much to learn about apartheid. It is so hard to believe that District 6 was leveled in the name of apartheid. We liked being able to read the personal stories of those who were forced...More

Thank Joyce R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

History of the suburb during the apartheid. It is interesting to walk around the area and also visit the "new District Six" and chat with the local people. If you are an Italian speaker and are interested in a tour or would like to know...More

Thank Alberto C
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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.