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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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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... read more

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Corona, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

An interesting place to visit, like Slave Lodge District illustrates very well the awful affect of apartheid on SA Society

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Leyburn, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

To understand the history at the time of apartheid isn't essential to enjoy Cape Town but this was a real education and something I wanted to do. It's not very big but it's a very informative little stop off.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A quite small museum. Many photos of people who had lived in this district. Interesting story, but a much smaller place than I had expected.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This visit was a very touching reminder how things where in South Africa, people had tough lives, and where displaced. Some lost everything and their dignity. No equality. No respect for the people of District Six Glad I took the time to visit

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A bit like Robben Island this museum needs structure. Its great reading everyones account of their time there but a better time line and guide through the building would make it a whole lot better. Again guides from folks who lived there with huge knowledge but rather 'dictorial' feel to their stories. (perhaps it depends on who you get) Could... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a place to visit if you really want to get a sense of what things were like and the displacement of people living in this area in South Africa when apartheid occurred

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

An excellent museum which gives the facts behind the apartheid regime in South Africa and how the people living in District 6 were displaced. There are many artefacts from the time and anecdotes about what it was like to live there and then be forcibly removed. Very sad, but well worth a visit

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I didn't know about what happened here when they removed people and their homes even got rid of their street signs because of the authorities at that time.find time to visit here.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A sobering, eye-opening museum, it shows how people were persecuted against during Apartheid - what makes it more interesting than most museums is that the stories are told by people who actually went through it. It really helps drum home how awful a situation it was and how strong they were to get through it. The museum is helping those... More 

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