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District Six Museum

15 25a Buitenkant Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 466 7200
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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.
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15 25a Buitenkant Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 466 7200
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Reviewed yesterday

I accompanied 16 high school students (and 2 teachers) from St. Louis, MO to South Africa in June/July 2017. We had a one-hour private tour of the District Six Museum, led by a former resident of District Six. He told us the story of the...More

Thank shannonvet64
Reviewed yesterday

This museum tells the story of a community forcibly moved from their homes near the heart of the city to shacks on the outskirts of the city. It does this primarily by posters explaining what happened and how the families dealt with the situations that...More

Thank GDH1p
Reviewed 5 days ago

It's really difficult to describe our experience. You can't really put into words what it's like to see all the pictures and read all of the stories. You have to experience it for yourself.

Thank Mari B
Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum is nicely laid out with a presentation of the historical facts of attempted genocide of a race.

Thank Eartha B
Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum was a life changer for us. Highly recommend paying the meagre additional amount for a personal guide who lived in the district. I will never forget this museum and it's stories. Great little cafe with traditional district fare for a cuppa.

Thank MelvdW
Reviewed 1 week ago

The District Six Museum is very small and wouldn't take long to visit. I'm glad that a local who lived through being moved out of district six give a short talk at the museum, otherwise I'm not sure it would have meant as much to...More

Thank lithlith
Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited District Six Museum because the area in which it stands is representative of the struggle against Apartheid and I had been told the stories within the museum gave a deeper insight of that struggle. It is an edgy area but safety is found...More

Thank traveller22015
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Spent around an hour visiting this little museum within a church. It was 40R per person but they do not accept ISIC as student discount which was a bit disappointing. The museum was well presented and we did gain some useful insights on apartheid period....More

Thank asiantravelgirl
Reviewed 1 week ago

The story about district six is eye opening and truly amazing; but not so much so when you read about the story of South Africa and the apartheid regime. It is good to read and see what happened and the experiences of those who were...More

Thank TheFreenes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was very touched by this museum and wished that I had more time. It is not well organised and there is actually too little space to show and convey everything, and there is really a lot of text (perhaps too much) but it is...More

Thank Anna B
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21 June 2017|
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Response from Bertiebeak | Reviewed this property |
We didn't have a guided tour the museum was quite small and easy to understand. You could purchase a guide book if required. I should think the walking tour of the city would be a good way to understand the history of... More
30 August 2016|
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Response from lindagr17 | Reviewed this property |
The museum isn't that large and is all self-explanatory and self-directed. Some people visit the museum as part of a private tour (as we did.) So, sometimes that guide shows the group around the museum, but it isn't... More
Ric V
16 April 2016|
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Response from Grahamsmith1950 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry went on a private tour so not sure whether it is on a tour bus route. But look at the tour bus maps and theywill tell you, my best guess is that it may be on the red route as that seemed to go through the centre.