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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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  • Very good34%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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15 25a Buitenkant Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 466 7200
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I saw on a French channel a report. Escaped beautiful Cape town on my holiday I visited and was received with a smile is a very nice and warm welcome.

Thank Adel R
Reviewed yesterday

A small museum with lots of reading required to understand what was happening in the Apartheid era and the clearance of this part of Cape Town for ethnically-motivated reasons in the 1960s - 1980s. Easy to see this as one instance rather than a microcosm...More

Thank stanmansurrey
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

One of my favorite historical museums. Full of information, photos and stories which transport you back to district six when it was a vibrant, inclusive community. This is of course a story of displacement which happened not just in district six, but in countless places....More

Thank Kuruma135
Reviewed 4 days ago

Spent several hours here, so much to see and to take in. Very important for understanding the challenges and development of S A. WE found it moist informative as it takes you on a journey of understanding,but not necessarily acceptance.

Thank paulowlcourt
Reviewed 6 days ago

The stories of District Six's settlers is on full display and inspires all who visit. The white people of Cape Town took this land away from its original citizens because it was well-situated, offering incredible views of the harbor and with Table Mountain as a...More

Thank sandia8
Reviewed 1 week ago

Taking a guided tour was worth it. Our guide, who lived through the times of apartheid shared so many memories from that time, which could not be found in any history book. This is a museum filled with details and memories from a time in...More

Thank BrittB611
Reviewed 1 week ago

We felt like there was a lot to read here and not enough time - could have done with Audio tour typed things, but very interesting and fascinating nonetheless!

Thank Dimpsxxx
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Apartheid History most never heard about. This small yet very creatively curated museum tells of how so many 'colored' families were forcible and legally (by Apartheid rules) removed from their homes/neighborhood - District 6. These families were relocated to townships far away from Cape Town,...More

Thank NAK1970
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting insight into the history of the local people. Sad stories but they must be told. Gives local and foreigners a view of SA history

Thank Elhaimer2706
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum tells the story of Cape Town's people with all of the good, bad and ugly over years. It is definitely a place to stop in and read the stories, see the pictures and hurt for those that lost hope in the midst of...More

Thank 2fridad
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21 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.