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District Six Museum Admission Ticket
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District Six Museum Admission Ticket
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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...more
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15 25a Buitenkant Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 466 7200
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The District Six Museum adds more evidence of the utter cruelty of the National Front and its abhorrent apartheid policies. Tours are led by former residents of the area who offer very personal stories of having being uprooted from their homes. The museum really gives...More

Thank Imabroadwaybaby
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Physically a small museum, but packed with important information. I think this museum is a must-see for anyone who visits Capetown to get a better understanding of the history of the city. I think the museum does a very good job in remembering those who...More

Thank leonieb19
Reviewed 2 days ago

A small museum but crammed with stories. Photographs and artifacts have been donated by former residents and if you wish you can be guided through the exhibition by someone who lived through it. I found it all quite moving.

Thank annek3040
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was so good and so sad. There were tons of primary sources to read and photographs of the area before, during and after the destruction of District Six. One of the people working in the museum that day experienced the turmoil and resettlement first...More

Thank Barbie48025
Reviewed 1 week ago

District Six was a working-class neighborhood, by the 1980s largely "coloured" but with other races, adjacent to downtown Cape Town. The apartheid government decided to raze the neighborhood to the ground and reclassify it as a "white" neighborhood. Only some houses of worship were saved...More

Thank drlaz
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did a self-tour - while the museum itself isn’t very big - there was a lot of information which I think requires a certain level of guidance to help visitors digest. It was interesting and we learned a lot from the visit but think...More

Thank SimSimBamBam
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An emotional visit which walks through the troubled resettlement of populations of people. The museum displays and images evoke strong empathy for a country that has move forward despite its history Please visit.

Thank unkenny
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Yes, the destruction of a huge neighborhood and the displacement of thousands of people is particularly horrific and chocking. But it doesn’t make this museum interesting... the guided tour is one long lament about “everything was better before”. It quickly gets boring...

Thank GlobetrottingSwede
Reviewed 1 week ago

There is a vast amount of information but tricky to consume as it is not structured very well. Still a great trip to make though

Thank Hlengiwe Z
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tells in graphic detail how the coloured people were evicted from their homes in the early seventies and their houses destroyed. Currently the area is subject to lands claims by former residents -tenants and land owners.

Thank j0hnty47
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June 21, 2017|
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Response from Bertiebeak | Reviewed this property |
We didn't have a guided tour the museum was quite small and easy to understand. You could purchase a guide book if required. I should think the walking tour of the city would be a good way to understand the history of... More
August 30, 2016|
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Response from lindagr17 | Reviewed this property |
The museum isn't that large and is all self-explanatory and self-directed. Some people visit the museum as part of a private tour (as we did.) So, sometimes that guide shows the group around the museum, but it isn't... More
Ric V
April 16, 2016|
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Response from Grahamsmith1950 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry went on a private tour so not sure whether it is on a tour bus route. But look at the tour bus maps and theywill tell you, my best guess is that it may be on the red route as that seemed to go through the centre.