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.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“Not what I expected”

District Six Museum
Book In Advance
More Info
$46.90*
and up
Township 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.
Cape Town Central, South Africa
Level Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Not what I expected”
Reviewed August 12, 2014

The museum tends to talk a lot more about specific families rather than the area.

There were also quite a few of the interactive pieces that did not work.

As a person that now lives in Zonnebloem I am very interested in the area. I dont think the museum really shed too much light on what we see now as compared to what it was before.

Visited August 2014
Helpful?
Thank Chadus
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

1,396 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    706
    480
    159
    40
    11
Date | Rating
  • Arabic first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Norwegian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Lokeren, Belgium
Level Contributor
84 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“small but interresting”
Reviewed August 11, 2014

small museeum with a lot of pictures, best to have a guide, there is a guide in the museeum, 72 years old and he lived in district six, he was very friendly, tell's e lot (maby to much) but very interresting to lissten to

Visited May 2014
Helpful?
1 Thank powerkabouter
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
138 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Interesting but could do better ”
Reviewed August 7, 2014 via mobile

I was very interested in going and finding out more about such an important issue to me. Bit disappointed. Information overload , no system around just too much stuff. Walked out knowing more which is good but I wanted to know even more. staff satisfactory

Helpful?
1 Thank PhilipB396
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dayton, Ohio
2 reviews
“Eductional alternative”
Reviewed August 6, 2014

We visited this museum due to weather closure at Robben Island. It was well presented and educational showing an insight into South African history (if a little upsetting at times). Staff were attentive informative and approachable.

Visited July 2014
Helpful?
Thank imagine s
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
New York City, New York
Level Contributor
48 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Not as exciting as I hoped”
Reviewed August 3, 2014

The museum was informative about what the neighborhood was like before it was razed. However, the experience presented didn't overwhelm me.

Visited July 2014
Helpful?
Thank ScottW007
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