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District Six Museum

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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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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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Very interesting

I enjoyed my visit here to read about the history of the area and the details of some of the things that happened during apartheid. The coffee shop is a must visit!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Lizzywizzyuk
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Poole, United Kingdom

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Ballinrobe, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Interesting to get a better understanding of apartheid. History buffs will enjoy. It was amazing the diversity of people who lived there

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Poole, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I enjoyed my visit here to read about the history of the area and the details of some of the things that happened during apartheid. The coffee shop is a must visit!

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Thank Lizzywizzyuk
Abergavenny, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Enjoyed looking at all the photos and information on the history of district six. History of Cape Town going back hundreds of years and notable dates

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Thank Fran F
Cape Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Visiting the museum gave us a wonderful view point of what is was like living in district six and being from Cape Town we were able to relate to a few of the items displayed.

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Thank Tammy1506
Emu Plains, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A very interesting place. We took our 3 young kids, to help them understand a little about apartheid. Definitely worth a look around.

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Thank andrew v
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We walked past this place and decided to have a look inside. Didn't regret that, as this tells the sad story about District 6 in Cape Town. I was not so familiar with what happened in this specific neighbourhood, but this small museum gives a good insight on what happened. Sad stories, but very interesting to read. There is almost... More 

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Zurich
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Coming to Cape Town and South Africa is a complicated venture. This is a country with a past and of course it needs to be addressed. District Six Museum is one such place. It is well done and an important part of Cape Town's history.

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Leeds
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Did not really understand why Cape Town had an area called District Six..but now we know. How badly and shameful the people in this area were treated.The documentation and pictures really bring home the problems the people suffered and made us wonder had those problems really disappeared.... quite heartbreaking.

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Seoul, South Korea
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The museum is very informative, and, as a history lover, I wanted to read everything, but there was simply too much. I wish I could have digested everyone's story. Make sure you take some time to read the embroidered canvas--you can't miss it. The cafe inside is also a must. At least get a coffee. I had the best veggie... More 

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Cornwall, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have visited this museum on three different occasions and our best guide was someone who was personally affected by the problems. Much of the museum is self explanatory, but a good guide makes it VERY much more meaningful and interesting.

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