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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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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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You really cannot understand South Africa without some understanding of Apartheid. For my generation, it s a recent memory, but for many, the District Six museum is an easy... read more

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This started off as not a great visit. They wouldn't let me use a credit card as I was only a single ticket holder. I didn't want to take out more cash as it was my last day in South Africa. Had to wait for another person to want a ticket and then buy both of our tickets and have... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

You really cannot understand South Africa without some understanding of Apartheid. For my generation, it s a recent memory, but for many, the District Six museum is an easy introduction to history.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

At first it may seem a bit of a jumble, but the pieces add to a shocking totality - in apartheid South Africa this choice bit of real estate was contiguous to white occupied areas, so the inhabitants were shipped out to places far from the city. What had been a diverse community with a history dating back hundreds of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Run by a dedicated ex district inhabitant that was displaced during apartheid and now keeps the memories alive on a purely voluntary basis as no cash support from government. He has many harrowing but interesting stories to tell and we could have stayed and listened to him all day. A must visit and highly recommend. Keep up the good work.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Knew nothing of this history until we visited. Very moved by the photographs, personal tales and history of a sad event in South Africa's history. Guides are local people who were involved. A lot to take in but not to be missed.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We visited as part of a township tour. The displays really capture how shocking this piece of history was and its consequences. Fascinating.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

An really interesting insight into this particular area of Cape Town and very personal. It could be better organised but for 40-55 rand what do you expect. A culturally enhancing experience which I was glad we visited if only for an hour. Put faces to Apartheid and the struggle and communities.

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Cape Town, South Africa
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Your pricing is exhorbant - Espceially for locals - These are tourist prices !!!!!!! And this is not to be posted but how can those prices be charged ....Something msut be done R753 rand for the aquarium !!!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very educational and intriguing museum. Well worth a couple hours of your time and the reasonable admission.

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

Thank you for taking the time to share this. I am glad that your experience was so positive. I hope that you will be back! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you're not familiar with the history of South Africa or of this area, a visit to District Six will open your eyes. It is a must see stop on your itinerary to,find out about the forced evacuations that occurred.

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

So happy that you found this a valued experience. The story of the community is certainly one which is enlightening in terms of understanding the impact of apartheid in South Africa in a context which is much broader than District Six! More 

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