District Six Museum
District Six Museum
4.5
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
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 offered.
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406richard
Landshut, Germany15 contributions
Nov 2019
Small but extremely informative museum with excellent recorded details and photographs of what happened during this terrible time. In a later Rovos Rail train trip at a border station we saw a sign 'TOILETS 3rd and 4th class only,' Many of us living in Europe forget what happened in South Africa. Definely worth a visit
Written April 19, 2020
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA14,587 contributions
Jan 2020
One of the best parts of our tour of Cape Town, this down-to-earth museum tells the story of this unique community, erased now and scattered. An important part of the history of this city and this land. We have told all of our friends about this place. Lots of personal stories here and artifacts of a time past.
Written April 24, 2020
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GreyPoundLondon
London, UK188 contributions
Feb 2020
A small informative museum in a converted church, packed with photographs, maps, objects, written testimonies, etc. We did not take a guide and regretted it because it would have brought the overwhelming amount of information to life. The moving part for me was looking outside the Museum to see what has happened in the decades after the clearance and demolition - just municipal buildings and barren wasteland. But as the poster on the outside of the Museum says of the District 6 people, "No Matter Where We Are, We Are Here"
Written February 27, 2020
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SouthOceanDrive
Miami Beach, FL2 contributions
Dec 2022 • Family
We were told there were guided tours so we waited a half a hour to start a tour that we were then told we could not join as we had not paid for it! Too bad they did not impart that information when we paid the entrance fee! . The photos are small and the explanations long in poor lighting in a building with no air conditioning. The room felt run down and in all a very disappointing tour.
There is an awesome coffee shop across the street!
Written December 25, 2022
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SteveK
Los Angeles, CA179 contributions
Feb 2022
Visited museum hoping to learn about Apartheid through lens of this neighborhood’s history. Intended audience seems domestic rather than foreign. Assumption is visitor comes academically prepped for deep dive into minutiae. Foreigners don’t come ready for that.

Foreigners need a smoother, easier, linear chronological narrative set against a broader historical context.

Museum feels an amalgamation of different layers added by successive curators. Presentation doesn’t know whether it wants to be historical, emotionally sentimental, or artistic. By conflating the three, museum succeeds at none.

Wikipedia proved a more illuminating and clearer recounting of this subject matter.

VISITED: 3 February 2022; 50 ZAR (foreign adult); credit cards accepted
Written February 3, 2022
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Mohamed R
Cape Town Central, South Africa60 contributions
Nov 2019
Wow. This place evokes the painful memories of the people of Cape Town. Lots of mementos and artifacts, with text-rich information boards. Space is a bit limited so standing for a long time to read the boards can create congestion. As a local I found the price a bit high- I think there should be different rate for international visitors. Also, the museum should include a brochure that gives a bit of the background to D6. We were a few minutes too late for the tour (which is an additional charge) so did a self-guided tour. Also, the reception should be a bit more welcoming and friendly. Overall a good experience, a reminder of the history of Cape Town and its people.
Written January 22, 2020
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Jonno_the_Yachtie
UK81 contributions
Feb 2020
We got more from this than the Robben Island trip. As has been explained its the story of a part of the city which was "ethnically cleansed" by the Apartheid government, with all the personal stories. Unfortunately the presentation is a bit haphazard and random but its definitely worth persevering.
Written March 24, 2020
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Natalie W
London, UK124 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
Even though they were terribly short staffed, Mr Mohammed spent as much time as he could “colouring in” the exhibition with his real lived experience. That made our visit tbh. We loved the personal photos, family memories and community installations that made the whole experience familiar and relevant.
Written May 19, 2022
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oberon6
middlesex41 contributions
Feb 2020
Everyone who visits Cape Town should pay a visit to this museum. It is not big but it tells a powerful story of part of the Apartheid regime. It is full of photos and memories of those people who lived in the area, how they felt at losing their homes and community. I wish we had taken a guided tour to Get an even better understanding of what it meant to the people.
Written February 29, 2020
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Rav2304
London, UK313 contributions
Aug 2019
The sheer history of Cape Town can be relived by visiting this museum. They have many articles, images and other artefacts available to see and read which really show you what happened in District 6 and why it is such a significant area in Cape Town's history. Highly recommended and only need 2 hours max!
Written January 19, 2020
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