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“Nice Presnetation”

District Six Museum
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Owner description: 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.
Brooklyn, NY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Nice Presnetation”
Reviewed December 5, 2012

This museum gave an excellent overview of the past history of this neighborhood with the forced removal of thousands of people but also spoke about the recent efforts of revitalization. In a City that unlike Johannesburg does not have a lot of remnants of Apartheid history this is a must see on your visit to Cape Town.

Visited November 2012
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“Informative and Moving”
Reviewed December 4, 2012

I learned so much about the apartheid - separateness - enforcement and its impact on families and whole neighborhoods. Be sure to stop along the stairway to read about the homing pigeons that kept trying to return to their home that no longer existed.

Visited November 2012
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“Small Museum”
Reviewed December 3, 2012

Good for a visit at the end of a Township tour or just a mid day visit. Gives an idea of what District Six looked like. And a couple of people who hang out at the museum used to live there and will talk to you if you want to ask them any questions.

Visited November 2012
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“Moving story telling in a compact space”
Reviewed December 2, 2012

Really liked this intimate museum. A bit tricky to find but well worth it. Ex residents guide you through the harrowing and somewhat senseless tale in heart felt fashion and lots of reclaimed exhibits together with evocative photographs and set piece installations combine to make for a really diverting couple of hours.

Visited November 2012
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Singapore, Singapore
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“recommended visit in understanding the changes in South Africa”
Reviewed November 29, 2012

I am not sure whether the Apartheid Museum in Johannesburg is the same. However, Distric Six Museum is a recommended visit to understand the history of cape Town.

Visited November 2012
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