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Address: 15 25a Buitenkant Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
Phone Number:
+27 21 466 7200
Today
09:00 - 16:00
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Mon - Sat 09:00 - 16:00
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The apartheid nationalist government destroyed District Six in the 1960s....

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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District Six has an intriguing history concerning apartheid and gentrification. This museum does a good job of chronicling that history.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

District Six has an intriguing history concerning apartheid and gentrification. This museum does a good job of chronicling that history.

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Thank RashadJ95
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We got to hear the stories surrounding every part of the museum. They had this amazing quilt with the names of the people that used to live in district six (it was very cool). The tour guide really made the experience so much more powerful because she had first hand knowledge on everything she talked about.

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Thank Johanna L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The museum itself is stunning inside. The amount of culture and history that hits you as soon as you walk in is astounding. The museum is decorated in a way that allows guest to feel the history behind District Six. However, the tour made the experience, as Auntie Ruth shared her personal stories at District Six. Amazing experience.

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Thank Angel W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This tour was touching and so interesting. Hearing a first person account of the relocation and all about district six was compelling.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Auntie Ruthie guided us through District Six and insightfully educated us on the rich history. This was a unique opportunity to learn about an area and its history directly from someone that lived through it

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Our tour guide told us to call her Auntie Ruthie and from that moment on I already knew I liked her. She was great at telling us captivating and interesting stories about the history of the area and even gave personal stories that really made it all the more real.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Our tour guide Auntie Ruth was everything you look for in a tour guide: interesting, informative, succinct, and conscientious of her audience's interest (as opposed to many tour guide's that only care to hear their own voices). Good way to learn about the National Party's horrors.

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Thank Drew O
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The District Six Museum tour allowed my group to learn much more about the district and the hardships that those who lived in the district had to go through. It was sad to hear some of the stories, but it is great to know that the museum is making them aware so that we do not repeat the past.

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Thank Nayib K
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Auntie Ruthie was such a great tour guide! She shared personal stories and answered all of our questions and was really welcoming!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Auntie Ruthie does a great job of showing you the history of District Six, one of the most interesting stories from South Africa's apartheid era. I would recommend this tour to anyone who visits Cape Town!!!

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