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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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25A Buitenkant Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 466 7200
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Best place for revival of south african history. Everything is amazing specially the muslim guide inside the museum who is a blend of india and africa. The old barber’s room and the images made up of old newspapers are amazing. Loved the stories told by...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank innsam143
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was well worth the very small Uber ride from our hotel. There is a LOT of information around inside the museum. More than you can make sense of in an afternoon. But with one of the guides it all comes together. It was mind-shifting...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank kbs2001
Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is totally chaotic. It gives enough reading for 5 days I guess, but practical info is hard to find. Of course, the reason for this museum is very sad, but a more structured approach would give a better understanding about the background. Now...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank 1902alexander
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very thought provoking place with what happened in February 1966 well documented. There are many painful memories recorded and it is hard to think how recently this happened and the injustice and suffering it caused.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank KatyHertfordshire
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Slightly away from other attractions. Probably easier to take an Uber taxi, also closes quite early. Amazing collection of newspapers and photo depicting the appalling treatment of the black community in Cape Town during apartheid. A lot to read and absorb, came away feeling completely...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Christine029
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really interesting place to visit. Gives you a vivid insight just how unjust the apartheid system was .

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank sweatysockScotland
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum is a must mind,very moving experience,take a hankie. We did this museum as part of a Cultural Tour and so could have spent more time there,so much to see.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank su h
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum itself is very well done and interestingly curated. What made it unforgettable was the tour with an ex-resident. Ruth (some of her items are actually on display) was a resident of District Six. She took us through the history of District Six, the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank KFoutch
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

An excellent museum which clearly explains the history of District 6 from the personal perspective of those who lived there. This was very well brought to life by Ruth, our guide. It’s a lot of reading if you don’t pay for the guided tour and...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Helen_Jary
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The District Six museum is more a commemoration place than an actual linear museum. The most interesting part of the museum is to follow a guided tour (or several) done by a former District Six resident to learn about the impact forced relocations have had...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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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.