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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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Walking tour is a must

Our guide, Mr Brown, was brilliant. Forget about reading the museum exhibits for hours (although they are very informative). The R80 cost of the 1 hour walking tour and museum... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

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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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

Our guide, Mr Brown, was brilliant. Forget about reading the museum exhibits for hours (although they are very informative). The R80 cost of the 1 hour walking tour and museum overview is definitely worth it. Service was also great. We called at 9am and were on the walking tour at 10am. Thank you Mr Brown :-)

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Cape Town, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

This relatively small museum is packed full of history, emotion and insight. It is a must for any visitor trying to understand Cape Town's Apartheid past. The museum consists mainly of photos and wall posts to read but it shares a huge amount of history and gives one a context of the city. I felt like I was sucked into... More 

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

This is a small exhibit and not flashy. But it really brings the message home of how bad things were. This specific terrible action (i.e., relocating 60,000+ black residents and flattening the area) we had never heard of. BTW - Charley's Bakery is close by.

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Stellenbosch, Western Cape, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Even though one thinks you know the "history", there is nothing that opens your eyes like a well "designed" museum. Our visit has opened our eyes to the hardship and loss that the people had to endure - being removed from District Six.

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Relbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Didn't know anything of this story but after visiting this quaint little museum found this a most interesting but disturbing history. Good luck in the aim to preserve a piece of the land.

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Guildford
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

The storey of the destruction of District 6 by the government in 1948 is well documented - we just had 15 mins there and would have liked 1 to 2 hours to really take in the detail of the exhibits

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Well written boards describing the history and events in detail. Very wordy, can imagine quite boring for kids. Loved the upstairs reconstructions of the hairdressers etc. A great place to get a better understanding of the District Six story.

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