Very interesting and moving museum regarding a neighbourhood that was destroyed during apartheid regime.
About District Six Museum
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A quick visit is all you need to understand the hardships that people went through losing their homes and being moved away. The museum is well kept, not very big, but an important lesson in history.
A small volunteer-originated museum telling the story of a vibrant multiracial neighbourhood in central Cape Town, levelled under apartheid for racial 'gentrification'. Very evocative displays with lots of artifacts from old shops, homes and streets, and reminiscences of people and events. A bit like the...More
You'll have a very good view of some of the repercussions of apartheid if you take the time to visit the museum. If you don't read every word, you can see the whole museum in an hour. It's worth it.
This is a small museum with quite a bit packed in. We did the self guided tour. There is a great deal of information/pictures about the area and its sad history.
We didn't full understand this history of South Africa but this museum is a 'must see'. We had a guide from someone who lived in the area before it was cleared completely. Went away with a far better understanding of what it must have been...More
Lots of information, pictures, maps. It's not a big museum, but very interesting in order to know what happened to those people.
Usually , I am not a fan of museum, but this one is quite interesting. It is nice to read about the life in this area. You can feel the atmosphere and learn a lot about this neighbourhood. You can end your visit in a...More
We thought we knew a lot about the apartheid, but thanks to this museum we know a lot more now. It is unbeleivable what the municipality of Cape Town and the Government did to their own inhabitants!
This is a fabulous small museum. If you are interested in learning about the history of apartheid, but want to see the effects in the small, immediate scale, this is the place to come. You can easily spend a few hours here and take a...More