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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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15 25a Buitenkant Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The District 6 Museum was a very Interesting glimpse into life during Apartheid. It details the forces movement of some 60,000 people from the district during these times and how a once vibrant community was reduced to nothing. Scarcely believable exhibits show the affect of...More

Thank Bozeman-Dublin
Reviewed 2 days ago

This museum shares so many of the stories of those who were moved out of their community during apartheid. It is a great way of demonstrating what made the community tick.

Thank Nicola C
Reviewed 2 days ago

Feel the hardship the people had to go through when Apartheid was still pretty much dividing the country. Great lesson learned. Compare to apartheid museum in Jo'burg, this is a lot smaller museum but it focuses on the live of people which was also very...More

Thank Taeyoung K
Reviewed 5 days ago

Unfortunately I found this museum a bit underwhelming and difficult to follow. When you arrive, they instruct you to read 5 panels that provide some history about District Six. From there, its just a collection of somewhat random memorabilia and photos from that time. However,...More

Thank Rebecca A
Reviewed 1 week ago

You don't need to spend a long time here but it is a must when visiting Cape Town. The museum gave more insight to the atrocities of the apartheid regime as it is dedicated to the removal of people and properties. I didn't know that...More

Thank 330katyr
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a must see point on a first visit to Cape Town. It was being visited by 50 school children when I arrived but they were quietly absorbing the lessons the displays had to offer. It is well laid out and curated carefully.

Thank Tim R
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was astounded when I visited this museum...it tells such a story...how could such racism be permitted...ousting innocent people from their homes, tearing families and friends apart, relocating without reason to places that were desolate and depressing...for why? has the land in District Six served...More

Thank Jane W
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited this museum for about an hour and had a guided tour with a gentleman who lived in district 6 so it was a very personal experience. We learnt much about the apartheid era and the problems that Cape Town is still encountering. Well...More

Thank qldtravellers40
Reviewed 1 week ago

A rather small museum but very educational. You get a good understanding of South Africa's history, mainly cape town and its eye-opening for sure. A real lesson in culture. A quick and cheap option, if you don't have lots of time to spare

Thank Marcy_pan
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Easy to arrive, easy to park and small! Cheap to get in! You can have one idea of the apartheid political absurds! It worth!

Thank adibfarid
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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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