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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 4 days ago

Worth a visit to hear the terrible history of what happened to the dispossed from District 6 but a bit of a disappointment as a lot of text and difficult to read at times.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Johntherunner
Reviewed 4 days ago

So much to read and see. Great if you can have a tour guide who takes you around and explains everything. Many pictures and artifacts. It is great to do this following the Apartheid tour. Try to get Kenfor this tour thru Capetown free walking...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Jennie G
Reviewed 5 days ago

If you’re not familiar with the history then this museum tells you what happened to one of the largest black areas in Cape Town in 1966 when a whole community was obliterated and the residents displaced to make way for white occupation. Best to make...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Deltablade
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was our first time to Cape Town, myself, my mother and my daughter, we were walking through the city actually looking for another establishment and happened past the District Six Museum and decided to go in. We had the friendliest welcome from the lady...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank sheralyns2015
Reviewed 1 week ago

Don't be fooled by the small scale of this museum, there is so much information to take in. I would highly recommend paying a bit more for the guided tour, which makes everything that bit more personal and accessible.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank g m
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum provided the real story of apartheid. It shares the stories and history of district 6. The museum is in an old church. I was grateful I took the time to experience this museum. I found the personal stories very moving and the quilts...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank esinkewicz
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a very great place and very educational. There is a nice coffee shop in the back and the employees are very professional.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank diamondj77
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I visited this museum on Thursday. We paid for the guided tour and were not disappointed. It’s one thing to read the information yourself and create a picture in your mind but it’s a completely different thing to hear the story from...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank londonlifelover
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A great little museum. Lots to see and digest. If you go I hope you are lucky enough to Noor who works there. He was instrumental in getting the museum set up and was born and bred in District 6.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Explorer629792
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very rich and informational museum. A lot of historical information. Pay for the tour, you wont regret it.

Date of experience: February 2018
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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
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.