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District Six Museum

15 25a Buitenkant Street, Cape Town Central 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.
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good33%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“old church” (21 reviews)
“guided tour” (79 reviews)
“forced removals” (18 reviews)
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15 25a Buitenkant Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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"old church"
in 21 reviews
"guided tour"
in 79 reviews
"forced removals"
in 18 reviews
"vibrant community"
in 19 reviews
"apartheid history"
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"personal stories"
in 34 reviews
"eye opening"
in 22 reviews
"their lives"
in 17 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 47 reviews
"south africa"
in 56 reviews
"first hand"
in 17 reviews
"robben island"
in 22 reviews
"homes"
in 84 reviews
"noor"
in 33 reviews
"destroyed"
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"artifacts"
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Reviewed yesterday

This was a we’ll done museum that takes no less than Two hours to do it right. We had such great conversations around the what’s and why’s once we left and they continued for days.

Thank Khakijo
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We loved to visit this little but insightful museum in the border of what used to be the District Six. Our guide gave us a personal testimony on what life used to be there, it was a very moving experience to understand how cruel apartheid...More

Thank hpolar
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very special experience in human history. It was a pleasure meeting 2 of the original residents for District Six and the warm welcome we received listening to their story and major challenges at the time. Thank you!

Thank angiepatenaude
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nicely done museum with great tours. The layout is nice and educational and they have a very nice cafe with yummy goodies.

Thank Ayasha T
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited this Museum as part of a Cape Town Township and Robben Island Tour. The museum was very interesting. The tour guide Zandadi was very knowledgeable about the museum.

Thank 655trum
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well curated museum that accurately showcases a past both vibrant and ultimately tragic. An essential visit for any visitor to Cape Town as well as the BoKaap museum in Wale Street

Thank japoia93
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went here as part of a tour which included Robben Island to learn about the history of Apartheid in South Africa. We were shown around by Noor, who was living in District Six when Apartheid happened and he and his family were forcibly removed...More

Thank Natskey
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to the District Six Museum and had no idea how much the visit would educate us and touch us. We walked in and opted to pay a little more and take a tour with a docent. What's amazing is that the docents are...More

Thank kangaroo2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a one room museum. It used to be a church. It is important to learn about the sad history of the mistreatment of people during apartheid. Do get a guide, as they are most knowledgeable. Look around at all the displays. Remember, as...More

Thank annarc6
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This museum is definitely worth checking out. It has a tremendous amount of information packed in a relatively small area (a former church). The remembrances of District Six by former residents are touching, as are the street signs, photos, newspaper articles and more.

Thank Tom M
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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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