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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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History meets Art

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... read more

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today 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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Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The District Six Museum is more of a memorial than a museum. If you visit this museum as part of The Walk to Freedom Tour, the tour may provide enough background on the city and apartheid for you to appreciate what the museum contains. However, the museum appears to be set up more as a memorial to the families who... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Visited this museum and took the guided tour with Joe who was beyond excellent. Joe really clarified the apartheid situation through the States decision on District 6, and answered questions one might have been uncomfortable to ask. Joe provided an insight into the social, cultural and political situation to leave us with a clear picture of the horrors of the... More 

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

Very good museum to give you an insight into Apartheid and what it meant to people in District 6. Not particularly suitable for the younger visitors. We had an 8 & 10 year old with us and they found it difficult to amuse themselves after approx 30 minutes. However us, as adults, could easily have spent 2 hours there.

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Lisburn, N.Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We visited this Museum as part of the Long Walk to Freedom tour. It is a living testament to how South Africa was under Apartheid and hw far it has moved on in the last 25 years. A humbling and informative experience.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Sheds light on the evils of apartheid. A must see during your visit to Cape Town. Shows how many people were affected by apartheid and the extent to how they were affected.

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Tirana, Albania
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were disappointed by the District Six museum. The history is very important, and the museum attempts to tell it through the individual stories of the residents. There is a lot of reading, and you really need a guided tour to get the flavor. I would skip this stop.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A informative detailed account of first hand events that thank fully are almost, all in the past. A Very moving experience. A fabulous little cafe at the back of this museum provides excellent refreshments by very happy lovely staff.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

With bad weather closing the mountain we dropped in the museum and we were blown away by the story and that this is all still so real We coupled this with a walking tour and it's something that will stay with us for a long time Take an hour for this museum and show your support for a community

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

District six museum is a very small space but has a tremendous amount of information to digest and is quite moving/emotional. Our family learned so much about the South Africa's history here. They really hold nothing back. It's intense.

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