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District Six Museum

Open Now: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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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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25A Buitenkant Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 466 7200
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The forced relocation of thousands of residents and the destruction of their homes remains a tragedy. this museum acknowledges the mistakes of the past.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Lois B
Reviewed 4 days ago

we had to visit the museum after a guide on the walking tour told us about it, frankly, it was difficult for us as we knew nothing about this period until then, what even more upsetting that this happened during our life not so long...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank honeybadger208
Reviewed 5 days ago

Booked a guided tour and was very interesting. Its not the biggest museum by any means but well worth it if your in the area.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Paul N
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a wonderful time touring the District Six Museum. Ruth was our guide and a former resident. She was amazing and brought everything to life with her personal stories. Our children were with us and Ruth kept their attention for the whole tour. We...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Mehmoui
Reviewed 1 week ago

I loved the visit here. The visit was facilitated by residents who had lived in the area and who were forcibly removed to townships under apartheid. There is nothing so moving as the first hand stories of those who lived through that time,

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Mlove2013
Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent 1-2 hours here, first listening to an amazing man tell his story of living as a child in district 6 before being forcibly displaced by apartheid. After the talk he was very open and available for further follow-up questions which really opened by eyes...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 181kjt
Reviewed 1 week ago

this small but well presentated museum tells the storie on what apartheid has done with the lives of around 60.000 people. best you join a tour. it is really a good way to understand what happend in South Africa

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Albertnlsa
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting, moving place. Lots of information about the history of the area and apartheid in Cape Town. A bit unorganised however, and way too much information. I'd reccommend doing a tour. And start with the information panels to the right of the entrance, they...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank ArtistheP
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spend an hour here being guided through what happened in District Six. It's incredible to hear the actual events of how District Six was changed.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank welovesunshine2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Small but intense museum documenting the displacement and destruction policies not all that long ago. Available for commentary is one of the people who experienced first-hand that displacement and destruction. Well worth the time.

Date of experience: March 2019
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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.