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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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Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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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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Sad Look of Apartheid

What a telling look at the failure of Apartheid. This is a wonderful place to view the simplistic view of man. So glad this museum is here to help people learn how corrupt power... read more

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Plymouth, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

What a telling look at the failure of Apartheid. This is a wonderful place to view the simplistic view of man. So glad this museum is here to help people learn how corrupt power can be.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Nice small museum of personal experiences. We came away understanding a little more of what apartheid did to the people.

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Penticton, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Small museum that gives a face to the horror of apartheid. Many personal pictures and stories told by those who lived through those times.

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Felda, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you want to learn the culture of Cape Town, this is a must. Great museum. The pictures and history realy help you to understand the people of today.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It is a bit chaotic so allow plenty of time - our guide only allowed 20 minutes so we could not read all the displays. They do need to produce a good guide to the museum, but one of the people who lived there, Noor, is on hand to talk about it and has written his memoirs. It is a... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Definitely worth a visit. Local residents will explained a lot about the local deportation following the introduction of apartheid. Lots of pictures and stories to look and listen at. Guided visit lasts about 80 mins.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you want to understand better the suffering of people during Apartheid a visit to this museum is a must. Make sure to get a guided tour given by one of the people that were moved out of the District Six by the unjust white supremacist government of South Africa. Our guide walked us through his anecdotes what life was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were fortunate to visit on Heritage Day. Many local people were there showing their children pictures of there relatives who experienced the atrocities of apartheid. It only takes a short visit to learn a lot, take the time and do it. The hop on/off bus has a stop in front of the museum, so it's easy to get to.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This very valuable and necessary museum exposing brutalities and nonsense of Apartheid. Its ample collection of artifacts and photos on display is possibly a bit chaotic in general presentation but of course it is the contents that counts. The floor is covered with the map of the district and notes pointing to particular houses. We combined the visit to the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Foreigners do not understand this history which is important. It is a very informal museum but worth visiting and supporting the efforts .

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