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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...more
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It was a shame that there were not more explanations of such an important historical moment. Make sure you find out the guide times before you go. I'm sure a guided tour would be much more interesting and enlightening.
The lady at reception was lovely, well kept place. There is so much history in this place and worth a visit if your in cape town. The place is well preserved and informative of the hardships people in district 6 faced.
This is a necessary tour stop, but a painful one. We departed the tour early (a guided tour is a must). The tour guide was a woman who was forced from her home in District Six, and listening to her story was overwhelming for me...More
We visited and were allocated a guide to take us around. She was an ex inhabitant of the area before it was flattened in the apartheid years. She gave a heartfelt explanation of what it meant to be thrown out of your home and moved...More
The District 6 museum is small, but packed with information about a heartbreaking moment in the Southern African history. I had the opportunity to speak to a lady and hear her story about the first hand experience of being ousted out of her home and...More
Purely be coincidence the apartment I was renting for my stay in Cape Town was only a block from the Museum so although it wasn't on my original itinerary I was able to fit in a visit. This isn't the right platform to be making...More
We visited this museum prior to going out to Robben Island in order to gain a better insight into the apartheid system in place not that long ago in South Africa. The information presented here was very informative and the photos depicted how people were...More
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
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 District Six
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
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 necessary. You can get a lot of attending this museum on your own. The displays are quite good.
After the museum, we toured a settlement outside of the city and then went to Robbins Island, which the tour company booked for us but then you go on your own. You are met by a guide and they lead the tour. Don't miss this.)
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.