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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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Auntie Ruthie!!!!

Auntie Ruthie showed us district 6 and told us the sad stories of how her family was forced out of their home because of the apartheid government. She shared such moving and... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Auntie Ruthie showed us district 6 and told us the sad stories of how her family was forced out of their home because of the apartheid government. She shared such moving and powerful stories that really shed light on how South Africa really operated. I loved this experience and will be returning my next time in South Africa!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Wish I had spent more time at the museum; however, it was a very informative. My tour guide was a wonderful woman who lived in the area. It was a unique experience getting to hear about what went on from someone who encountered it first hand. Definitely worth a visit here if you're in Cape Town.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This was a very informative museum. It was cool to see the rich history behind everything in District 6.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a great small museum, but so much cultural and political history packed in. It is really devastating to read first hand the accounts of how people were treated and an entire community destroyed. A very powerful and interesting place, am very glad we got to experience it.

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Zagreb, Croatia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

great little museum with histories of the people expelled from their homes in the 1960s by the apartheid government. The stories, together with personal belongings and photos of former inhabitants of District 6 reconstruct the era in a palpabable way.

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Poole, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Growing up in Cape Town in the early to mid seventies as a white female child, I remember district six. Returning after many years in the UK and seeing the empty expanse in 1993 and in the years that followed I didn't really cotton on to the extent to which the families were affected. I have been back in Cape... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Wonderful museum. It was on our "if we have time" list, and I'm so glad we ended up fitting it in. Great information about a lost integrated neighborhood destroyed by segregation, apartheid, and "urban renewal."

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Coming from the UK, we knew a little about the inhumanity of the apartheid regime from what we had read and heard. This museum provides a simple but graphic insight into the effects of the perverted doctrine which pervaded those who were in authority in South Africa during these awful times. We should never forget and should always be on... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This small museum is very special in its attention to a specific area of capetown that was subject to some brutal relocation during apartheid. The greeter and guides are all individuals who were part of the relocation so definitely get a private guide if you can. It is cheap and so interesting to hear their personal story while you explore... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Amazing and important to experience. Expressed in a way that is both art and evocative. Who knew? Highlights the importance to remember history to attempt to avoid the same mistakes in the future.

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