District Six Museum

District Six Museum, Cape Town Central: Hours, Address, District Six Museum Reviews: 4.5/5

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
About
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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worldtraveler8092015
Phoenix, AZ41 contributions
So much sadness
Mar 2021
This museum tells the story of how the evils of apartheid caused scores of residents of this community to be forcibly removed to make room for more whites.
Written April 2, 2021
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Mei
Barcelona, Spain14 contributions
Exceptional memory museum
Nov 2020 • Friends
A must go in Cape Town and in South Africa. Interesting and unique museum that works hard on building up the historical memory.
Written November 17, 2020
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NSBDolphin
10 contributions
A must-see--a glimpse into Cape Town's history.
Feb 2020
THis is an exceptional museum--small in size, but more inspirational and educational than many museums ten times its size. The history of apratheid in SOuth Africa is explained in a thoughtful way, so that the experience is one you will never forget.
Written June 13, 2020
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Jessiemjoy
Busselton, Australia73 contributions
What history!
Jan 2020
Sad as it is - this ties in all the history of SA.
You would never know this happened many years ago and it's worth visiting...
Written May 20, 2020
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Jim M
Hellertown, PA97 contributions
Small and informative Apartheid museum
Jul 2019
A nice way to spend a few hours to understand the history of Cape Town/ District Six area. Worth a visit.
Written April 28, 2020
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Thomas V
Oakland, California10,644 contributions
Fascinating
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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406richard
Landshut, Germany14 contributions
A real eye opener on discrimination
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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ChrisJS51
Sevenoaks, UK502 contributions
Piognant and memorable
Jan 2020
Tells the story of District Six, where under apartheid the black and coloured residents were thrown out to make way for a new development for whites. Lots of memories and memorabilia of that time. Even now, many people don't want to live there and the building phase is still going on.
Written April 7, 2020
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Pete-n-Suzie
Surrey347 contributions
Small but Powerfull
Mar 2020
I had never heard of this but then why would I. This is a museum depicting the forcible moving out of 60,000 blacks and coloureds from a small area and then proclaiming it to be a white area only during the apartheid times. It shows what was there, what they had, etc. All should go.
Written March 26, 2020
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Jonno_the_Yachtie
UK79 contributions
Tells you all you (almost) need to know about the brutality of Apartheid
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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District Six Museum is open:
  • Mon - Sat 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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