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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
+27 21 466 7200
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Reviewed yesterday

A must visit museum for anyone starting a tour and wanting to understand the history behind how the apartheid reign started, progressed and removed. Also great tip - try the Samosas in the cafe at the back - yum!

Thank MikeyCHove
Reviewed 2 days ago

If you take the red bus tour it drops you off almost at the door. It us such an interesting museum to visit and makes you realise how these poor South Africans suffered during apartheid . A real eye opener.

Thank CanterburyBridge
Reviewed 2 days ago

A very important site and so pertinent to today. I learned a great deal of SAs sad history. Though small we spent about 2 hours in the museum.

Thank Joan S
Reviewed 3 days ago

not a large museum but full of old photos and stories about Cape towns checkered past. Well done with story boards so you can easilyt find out which areas interest you.

Thank Mario B
Reviewed 3 days ago

As a person who heard allot about apartheid in South Africa but didn't see it as I am from the USA this was a very sobering experience. This museum is a walk through time viewing the exhibits within its walls. The most shocking thing was...More

Thank Albert C
Reviewed 4 days ago

I loved that this museum was created essentially by the former residents of District Six. So much of it is their stories, their belongings, their photos. It doesn't feel like a sanitized version, but a cautious tale of the history. I skipped the guided tour...More

Thank Kim H
Reviewed 4 days ago

Was with a group and had a guide to explain and inform us on the relevance and importance of this museum. Well worth a visit.

Thank valeriepickering1
Reviewed 5 days ago

A well spent hour of your day. We did a tour with Noor Ebrahim, a former resident of District 6. His insights and stories were heartbreaking. His positivity was astounding. The District 6 museum is a well-thoughtout memorial and historical center.

Thank lurasf
Reviewed 5 days ago

I took my children here as part of preparation for our township tour. I read many of the panels and summarized them for the kids. We discussed the pictures and enjoyed looking at the many items on display. Overall, it was difficult to bring it...More

Thank kenster99
Reviewed 6 days ago

We visited this museum as a part of a tour of District Six, the Langan township, and Robben Island. The Museum is located in a modified Methodist Church (formerly a warehouse) and captures the forced eviction of all residents in this district. It is a...More

Thank DavidGunn1
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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.