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Address: 15 25a Buitenkant Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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+27 21 466 7200
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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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Great way to ensure history isn't forgotten

Thought provoking and beautifully presented exhibits on the previous residents of district six. Lots of photos and memories

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Thought provoking and beautifully presented exhibits on the previous residents of district six. Lots of photos and memories

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Lystrup, Denmark
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This museum is situated ind what is called District Six in a former methodist church. It tells the story about thousands of black families who used to live in this district, but were removed to the surroundings of Cape Town where they had to find their existence anew. Their former dwellings were demolished and District Six should give place for... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I would urge everyone visiting Cape Town to go to District Six. Centrally located and cheap to enter, it's an important pit stop as part of a visit and explains a terrible injustice committed by the apartheid government

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Mashpee, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We thought we knew a lot about the history of Cape Town but until we visited this museum we realized how little we did know about this sad part of the city's history. It is hard to describe all the emotions we felt. I can only recommend you visit here, especially if you have children. Future generations need to know... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There were lots of photos and artifacts retelling the unfortunate story of a sad chapter of apartheid. Survivors of District Six were on hand to answer questions

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

An old church houses the history of District Six and its devastation as a result of government clearance . It is a good idea to visit with a guide so that what you see and read fits into the picture. It is thought provoking and sad to learn how people have suffered and continue to today. We went on to... More 

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D6Museum, Manager at District Six Museum, responded to this review

I am glad that your experience of visiting the Museum was an enlightening one, and thank you for taking the time to share your review. I hope that others will be inspired by your experience, to visit. I am sure that they will! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a must see experience if you want to even begin to understand the stupidity and pointlessness of apartheid, The road name tower in the middle is testament to all the communities that were destroyed and the pictures really did say a thousand words. My 'favourite' excuse for the demolition of this community was that the housing was substandard... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A former Methodist church this museum is filled with pictures and facts about apartheid and District 6. We had a guide who explained about District 6 so we had some background info before heading out on our own to explore. The upstairs had some old model rooms that I enjoyed seeing.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Didn't know much about it all, so have a quick read on Wikipedia so that you understand it all. I'm glad we went and now I understand a lot more about it all.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A still-existing home of one of the displaced families Cape Town, this museum will touch your heart and help you understand the political climate of the apartheid era.

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