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District Six Museum

15 25a Buitenkant Street, Cape Town 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 8001, South Africa
+27 21 466 7200
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Many come to Cape Town to lay on the beach and take a selfie on Table Mountain. Cape Town seems like one picturesque view after another to those who use Google Images. This museum provides a brief glimpse into a darker period in Cape Town's...More

Thank canadiantraveler8726
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It is a great museum and you especially get the idea of the struggle that district Six had when the 60,000 residents were forcibly removed and sent areas way outside the city. You have the choice of a guided or unguided tour. We took the...More

Thank RadnipUK
Reviewed 3 days ago

We visited the District 6 museum as an alternative when our trip to Robben island was cancelled due to high winds. As it portrays such recent history we found it very interesting, if slightly upsetting, and the founder, Noor Ebrahim, was a wonderful tour guide.

Thank Bagabargain
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

District six is a very important museum and a must visit in Cape Town. Even though you already know the story, the museum will provide a deeper level of understanding both when it comes to the ejection of people and also about what regular life...More

Thank WilliamOlsson
Reviewed 4 days ago

small museum with a clear story. very illuminating about apartheid. illustrative of the whole regime with one example of a small cape town community. highly recommend.

Thank lancasterlondon
Reviewed 1 week ago

Ex residents from District six work as guides. I recommend a guided tour. They have a cafe with free wi-fi where you can buy koeksisters.

Thank Lee0401
Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting place to discover about the history from people who lived there and how they were impacted by Apartheid laws.

Thank VivianaCorte
Reviewed 1 week ago

There's not much to say apart from the fact you owe it to yourself to visit this place if you are visiting Cape Town. It will help you understand the country far better and from a broader perspective. The museum is filled with photos, quotes,...More

Thank Alex W
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a museum not to be missed. It is completely authentic. The first time I visited they had music from district 6 for sale. Sadly this was not the case this time.

Thank mooneend
Reviewed 1 week ago

Small museum, short guided tour (worth it). While you are in Cape Town you can be enchanted by its mediterranean life style. This museum puts it in perspective. Unsettling.

Thank scoll365
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22 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.