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District Six Museum: Tours & Tickets

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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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25A Buitenkant Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

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.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank 577duncanr
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

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.

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 3 days ago

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

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Momof2andawife
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank MilkoHastings_UK
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed going through and having the photos and words re-emphasize what it was all like. How can you be in Cape Town and not pop in?

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank morewierd
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A guided tour is needed to really appreciate this museum as the artifacts are not enough or really self explanatory.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank 791darlan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had an extremely educational and inspirational talk. I learned so much. The photos placed around the rooms gave such a feel for the history of the area. Thank you! Great stop!

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank wenetraveler
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Tony H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Date of experience: August 2019
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theblackbutterfly
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
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Pam186525
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
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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.
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