We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

“Small but very interesting” 5 of 5 stars
Review of District Six Museum

District Six Museum
Book In Advance
$43*
and up
Half-Day Walk to Freedom Tour in Cape Town
Certificate of Excellence
More attraction details
Attraction details
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.
Torquay, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
204 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
“Small but very interesting”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

This gives a very good insight into past times that should never have happened. At the shop there you can buy a book about District 6 called Noor's story and Noor runs it and will sign the book for you.

Visited January 2013
Helpful?
1 Thank Wrinkly one
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

1,066 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    516
    386
    123
    34
    7
Date | Rating
  • Arabic first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Houston, Texas
Level Contributor
23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“informative”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

This was a small museum, but full of fascinating information about a very terrible situation in Cape Town when people were removed from their neighborhoods because of color. Well worth the visit!

Visited January 2013
Helpful?
Thank Susan_Ed2013
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Rochester, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
32 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Informative SA”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

The museum is on the hop-on and hop-off bus route. It is a colourful, creative and interactive look at the sad history of a community wiped out by apartheid. Recommended.

Visited December 2012
Helpful?
Thank Trevor G
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Good but could be better”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

The video, whilst informative was all over the place, and repeated itself frequently. In addition the video was in the classroom with kids having a class which made it hard to hear. It was however a good experience and would still recommend it

Visited January 2013
Helpful?
Thank smcgarva
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Delray Beach, FL
Level Contributor
108 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Great stop to learn about Apartheid”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

So many interesting documents and history in the museum from original street signs and storefronts to personal documents - a must see.

Visited July 2012
Helpful?
Thank Debbie_Florida
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed District Six Museum also viewed

Cape Town Central, Cape Town
Cape Town Central, Cape Town
 
Cape Town Central, Cape Town
Cape Town Central, Cape Town
 

Been to District Six Museum? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing