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“Very impressive! A must see to understabd the city and surrounding”

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.
Reviewed February 13, 2013 via mobile

Very impressive and creatively setup. Gives good impressions from different perspectives. Not so big so easily to do for a short visit. Always possible to intensify by reading all the individual stories. Most imprecive story is about the doves...

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Reviewed February 13, 2013

I've been there 3 times, and it stays an eye opener for those of us that weren't born yet in those times. Interesting, sad, thought provoking ...

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Reviewed February 9, 2013

Taken to this museum by a man whose family were cleared from district 6. Horrified that I was an adult in UK when this was happening and not really aware fully of what was going on. Understood a little of what apartheid was about but not the depth that district 6 clearances show. Ir was a sobering thought and uncomfortable to think that such injustice could be inflicted on families as a Government Policy.

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Reviewed February 4, 2013

Informative both visually and by a video show in the back. I would have liked to have seen more from people who were in mixed marriages / relationships as cannot recall seeing white /black/mixed heritage couples details. Also consider making a room available where the video can be played as sadly distracting when you have young children being taught in the hall.Recommended

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Reviewed February 3, 2013

The musuem shows the history of an area of Cape Town that is now long gone.
District Six is a rather unexciting name for an area where a great diversity of people lived, mainly immigrants that could not afford any better.
However, everyone seemed to have got on well with each other as shown in many photographs taken of the people and houses during the years prior to the relocation of the inhabitants and the entire area being destroyed by the authorities of the day.
There's a large map on the floor in the main hall and the names of the people who lived at each property written in by hand.
There are two floors of exhibits and photos. The musuem is well designed and easily located close to the city centre just around the corner of the town hall.

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