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“Definitely worth the visit”

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 March 28, 2014

I love African history so I thoroughly enjoyed spending time in this museum. I love how it is set up and way the streets are drawn on the floor. All of the personal stories, memories. You can easily spend three hours.

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D6Museum, Manager at District Six Museum, responded to this reviewResponded March 30, 2014

Thank you for your positive review. I am glad that you fall in the 'category' of visitors who enjoy spending more time rather than less, to make sense of a very layered story. Thank you!

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Reviewed March 28, 2014

The Museum is like going into a petrified forest. Everything is well preserved - searing reminders of a horrible season in the Republic of South Africa. I loved how thoughtfully preserved and placed everything was. There is nothing like having something you only heard or read about searing your eyeballs with truth and reality - it was almost too overwhelming. Check out the photos I attached and you'll see why. If you live history, go here. If you hate reality shows but love REALITY, go here. You might need some air afterward, but that's a good sign that you have a heart and a conscience.

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Reviewed March 24, 2014

District 6 Museum is a must to gain some insight into the effects on communities of the apartheid era. The "coloured" community in District 6 (a desirable location) was evicted so that Capetown could be declared "white". The museum is a stop on the "red" tourist bus route and cost (I think) 30 Rand. Two hours spent here will leave a deep impression.

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Reviewed March 23, 2014

A truly unusual place that is full of atmosphere. Crowds seem to ebb and flow around the walls of photos so just take your time and you will see what you want to eventually. Quite rightly this highlights the lives of the people and families involved in he area, not celebrity figures or politicians who usually get all the attention. Deserves support.

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Reviewed March 21, 2014

This is a really special museum, it's really more of a large memory bank, holding the images, words, music of a place that is no more. You need to come and see it for yourself to really understand. Please do, it's worth it

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