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District Six Museum

15 25a Buitenkant Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 466 7200
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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 offered.
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  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“old church” (21 reviews)
“guided tour” (81 reviews)
“forced removals” (18 reviews)
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15 25a Buitenkant Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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"old church"
in 21 reviews
"guided tour"
in 81 reviews
"forced removals"
in 18 reviews
"vibrant community"
in 19 reviews
"apartheid history"
in 18 reviews
"personal stories"
in 35 reviews
"their lives"
in 18 reviews
"eye opening"
in 22 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 47 reviews
"south africa"
in 56 reviews
"first hand"
in 17 reviews
"robben island"
in 23 reviews
"homes"
in 86 reviews
"noor"
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"destroyed"
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"artifacts"
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"insight"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Great history lesson about what happen in Cape Town and how they have began to restore the area. Spent about and hour in the museum and then walked to a bakery behind the museum for some beautiful pastries.

Thank nancy237
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So, I'm not a huge museum person. I was a little reluctant to go with my husband who was keen to visit. I am so pleased we did go. The museum offers 30-40 minute tours (ZAR55/ pp), guided by former residents of District Six. We...More

Thank Sar_Bear17
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A visit to this museum will help to understand what happened before the end of Apartheid. You are in the actual location of an area that is sparsely inhabited and are taken back to a vibrant life of a community that no longer exists.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum tells the story of how people were relocated from District Six to more distant areas according to an Act passed during the apartheid government. The museum itself is a string of the stories of those people, even the tour guides are former residents...More

Thank Camila B
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited this museum as part of a “VIATOUR”. Our driver and guide was Zandi of the Xhosa tribe. It was interesting seeing the indignities that non white people were subjected too.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a we’ll done museum that takes no less than Two hours to do it right. We had such great conversations around the what’s and why’s once we left and they continued for days.

Thank Khakijo
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Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile

We loved to visit this little but insightful museum in the border of what used to be the District Six. Our guide gave us a personal testimony on what life used to be there, it was a very moving experience to understand how cruel apartheid...More

Thank hpolar
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Reviewed 11 May 2018

Very special experience in human history. It was a pleasure meeting 2 of the original residents for District Six and the warm welcome we received listening to their story and major challenges at the time. Thank you!

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Reviewed 5 May 2018

Very nicely done museum with great tours. The layout is nice and educational and they have a very nice cafe with yummy goodies.

Thank Ayasha T
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Reviewed 4 May 2018

We visited this Museum as part of a Cape Town Township and Robben Island Tour. The museum was very interesting. The tour guide Zandadi was very knowledgeable about the museum.

Thank 655trum
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theblackbutterfly
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
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Pam186525
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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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.
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