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Address: 15 & 25A Buitenkant Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 21 466 7200
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Description: The apartheid nationalist government destroyed District Six in the 1960s...
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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Well curated museum with meaningful artifacts and compelling stories. Worth the time to contemplate the items and fully listen to the speakers. Well done.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Well curated museum with meaningful artifacts and compelling stories. Worth the time to contemplate the items and fully listen to the speakers. Well done.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

The District Six Museum should be on every visitors list to do in Cape Town. Not because it is a high powered and modern museum. Not because it has interactive media displays. But because it provides a detailed snapshot of life under apartheid and the very high cost paid as a result. The vibrant, lively and mixed community of the... More 

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stamford, ct
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

This small museum tells the story of an awful period of time in this country's history, where a diverse and vibrant community was simply removed from their homes,mrippimg apart families' lives, in the name of apartheid. The stories told are heart wrenching, and all too real. A worthwhile visit.

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Perth
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Coming from Australia with our history of how we treated our indigenous people, it was awful to see what had been done to the people of South Africa. Ripping out the heart of functioning communities, businesses and educational institutions benefitting from others who lost their homes and not seeming to care. In a post-apartheid world, we are starting to see... More 

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Arkadelphia, Arkansas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

District Six was an area under apartheid that was occupied by 60,000 coloureds and blacks until the government forcibly removed them. The Museum is a time-machine back to that era. It is filled with old news clippings on the walls, pictures of the inhabitants, and the history of District Six. There are several guides to answer questions and presentations for... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

This was not originally on our Cape Town agenda, but we are very glad that we stopped. It gave a great insight into some of the experience of those who were relocated and their stories and lives that were uprooted as a result. It is a bit on the small side but that's just fine. Definitely worth a stop -... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015 via mobile

This is a fairly small but fascinating museum very moving and informative. Takes you through the whole process of relocation and brings home the reality of apartheid. Thoroughly recommended

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Thank you for taking the time to share your experience after visiting the District Six Museum. A good visitor experience and positive feedback is what we strive for and I will be sure to share this with the staff members. Gratitude. More 

Hout Bay, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

I would have preferred to learn about District Six in a film documentary rather than an actual museum. The story of displacement is a very moving and interesting one, but the museum itself, two floors of physical displays like maps, newspaper clippings, articles from the people who used to live in District Six, and voice recordings of people talking about... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

excellent, very small museum which gives a terrific and very personal view of what life was like there before displacement. very touching.

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Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

First of all, if you choose to visit - its a nondescript building that is in the corner of the street. There is hardly a sign outside to see it by. The museum was mostly personal accounts of people - not a big overview of what occurred. I was expecting more. It was okay, but nothing impressive. It took about... More 

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Address: 15 & 25A Buitenkant Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 21 466 7200
Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
Open Hours:
Monday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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