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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
I sprung for a guided tour, and our guide was a Muslim man in his late 50s. It was troubling to hear his story and about his experiences in the neighborhood and then how his life was after they were forced out.
Lots of artifacts...More
Arrived here via a guided tour so heard the history on the way here,which was very informative,when arrived our guide filled us with loads more information before we looked around,so every thing* we looked at we could relate to what we had been told it,was...More
the story behind the meuseum is very interesting, the guide gave us a nice look at apartheid and had a personal touching story.
However, we barely got any explenation on the history of the neighborhood nor on it's uniqueness.
walking alone is the museum is...More
If you have any interest at all in learning more about apartheid (and you should if you're visiting South Africa) this museum is a must see. It's small, but there is a lot to view, read, take in and ponder. Highly recommend!
Visited as part of a private tour. Unfortunately my guide didn't spend a lot of time explaining everything and I just walked around the museum myself reading everything. It was sad to see how these were displaced from their homes.
Well worth visiting
Wow, this was one well done exhibition space. Learned so much about the area that influenced Cape Town and got international attention way back. Highly recommended even if you're not a history fan; it will put things in perspective while providing an excellent background on...More
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
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 District Six
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
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 necessary. You can get a lot of attending this museum on your own. The displays are quite good.
After the museum, we toured a settlement outside of the city and then went to Robbins Island, which the tour company booked for us but then you go on your own. You are met by a guide and they lead the tour. Don't miss this.)
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.