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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.
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15 25a Buitenkant Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 466 7200
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Reviewed yesterday

A very informative account of the terrible happenings in district 6 during apartheid,lots of written accounts by the people that were removed from here,sad .

Thank Pauline H
Reviewed 2 days ago

Very well put together exhibition of an awful period in SA history. Some great memorabilia and really brings to life the terrible suffering of the people who lived in that area during the horrible apartheid years.

Thank Mark D
Reviewed 5 days ago

I was fooled by the District Six Museum's size: It looks quite tiny for a museum, but it is packed to the brim with information; you can easily spend hours here, which makes the R30 entrance fee (for adults) quite worth it. I visited the...More

Thank Christiaan_Boonzaier
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The price is R40 to visit but worth it, learning about the history of District 6 was great to lean, not to far from central

Thank Joseph O
Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum helped us understand the plight of the Cape Town peoples. The floor of the museum is a map of the district with the names of the people, written in their own had, where they used to live.

1  Thank Jack M
Reviewed 1 week ago

We found the museum fascinating and graphically informative. We listened to a former resident of District Six talk about what happened and how it affected people. It's a very disturbing part of South Africa's history. Worth the visit.

1  Thank ilovebirdsky
Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum is a well-done examination of how apartheid ripped Cape Town apart. The exhibition when we visited was collecting the stories of residents whose lives were upended when they were kicked out and shunted into the townships; it was very helpful to hear their...More

Thank Joe A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were staying up the road from this museum so thought it was worth a look. The stories were all very sad, unfortunately the layout of the museum often made it difficult to follow

Thank GypsyGrumpies
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The history this museum is telling is important and interesting, but as a tourist not familiar with the history of district six it was rather confusing. We found a poster with a resumé of the history in a corner, after we had read us through...More

1  Thank Chrisorhan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loved this museum and the variety of material they had. Only problem was navigating the timeline of events; we did the self guided pass, but on this one maybe pay the extra 10 rand for the guided tour

Thank Brittanie W
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What is the duration of the guided tours here?
22 June 2017|
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Response from TravelReviewer1983 | Reviewed this property |
It depends how many questions people in the group have, but generally it's around one hour.
Can I book a private tour when we arrive at the museum or does this need to be pre booked?
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
Where exactly is the old church hall on the Yellow Tour Bus Route?
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.