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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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A quite small museum but with a powerful message! During the 70s 60000 inhabitants were forced out of their homes during Apartheid towards their new area, Cape Flats. The coloured... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
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Helmsley, United Kingdom
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89 reviews 89 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

We started our morning off visiting this museum. Powerful and emotive. The history of District Six is heartbreaking. Spend time here, read about this district and those that lived there. Powerful stuff......

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Stavanger, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

A quite small museum but with a powerful message! During the 70s 60000 inhabitants were forced out of their homes during Apartheid towards their new area, Cape Flats. The coloured people housing that area were looked upon as criminals and not fit for this regime. District Six where then declared a "white only" area. This museum delivers a lot of... More 

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Ghent, Belgium
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

Absolutely recommanded when you want to learn more about the history of the country. We visites the museum as a part of the township Tour what is a good way to do it as the guide first shows the district in the city sonyou have a better understanding of the information you get in the museum.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Excellent displays outline history of the area during Apartheid, specifically the forced relocation of 60,000 people.. Even more powerful are the hand written notes from former inhabitants of District Six.

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dbn
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41 reviews 41 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

This is a must visit museum whether you are a South African or from overseas. We have all heard about the forced re-locations in the country but until one sees the before and after pictures of the area you cannot fathom the scale of it. To see and hear first hand from people that were there is a wake up... More 

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Laval, France
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We had been recommended to visit District Six Museum and we are eternally grateful that we did. We had the tour with the wonderful Ruth, who generously shared her personal story and which had both my husband and myself in tears. It is horrendous what happened in South Africa in those not so far off days. To meet Ruth and... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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56 reviews 56 reviews
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Well presented piece of history. Small gift shop and snack bar. Clean restrooms. Smallish. Takes about a hour if one reads everything.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

The story of district six explained by a guide who actually lived there and suffered forced removal. We should never forget what some people have been through and how they now forgive rather than seek revenge, how many of us could do that.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Most visitors to Cape Town will go on the ubiquitous "open top bus" tour - and well worth it is too - but do not miss going on the loop they offer which takes you around District Six which is just off the main city area. If you do this then you must break your journey at the District Six... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

It takes some time to get into the right mood and make the most of this visit. The various anecdotes are moving...

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