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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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9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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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We visited this Museum as part of the Long Walk to Freedom tour. It is a living testament to how South Africa was under Apartheid and hw far it has moved on in the last 25 years... read more

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Lisburn, N.Ireland
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We visited this Museum as part of the Long Walk to Freedom tour. It is a living testament to how South Africa was under Apartheid and hw far it has moved on in the last 25 years. A humbling and informative experience.

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dallas, texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Sheds light on the evils of apartheid. A must see during your visit to Cape Town. Shows how many people were affected by apartheid and the extent to how they were affected.

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Tirana, Albania
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were disappointed by the District Six museum. The history is very important, and the museum attempts to tell it through the individual stories of the residents. There is a lot of reading, and you really need a guided tour to get the flavor. I would skip this stop.

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Knutsford
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A informative detailed account of first hand events that thank fully are almost, all in the past. A Very moving experience. A fabulous little cafe at the back of this museum provides excellent refreshments by very happy lovely staff.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

With bad weather closing the mountain we dropped in the museum and we were blown away by the story and that this is all still so real We coupled this with a walking tour and it's something that will stay with us for a long time Take an hour for this museum and show your support for a community

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

District six museum is a very small space but has a tremendous amount of information to digest and is quite moving/emotional. Our family learned so much about the South Africa's history here. They really hold nothing back. It's intense.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I did a self-guided tou with friends. Easy to navigate the building. Great primary sources to get the full effect of District six life!

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Izmir, Turkey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

* This is headline taken from another review perfectly made by Sirpicky. Why did I take it? Because it can not be memorized better. When you visit there, you will understand. Impressive and a "must go" place.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The District 6 Museum is not your "typical" museum. It's a small, "living" museum, with new items added constantly, borne of real experiences of what happened here. It isn't curated with glorious exhibits reproduced or packaged crisply with a fine chronology. Reality lives here. As an example, they have added several suitcases, donated by people who were displaced when the... More 

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West Hartford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is part of the educational experience on Cape Town, South Africa. Hard to believe.... if you can't get to Johannesburg, to see the Apartheid Museum; then District Six and Robben Island are required.

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