District Six Museum, Cape Town

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Delve into the history of the apartheid at District Six Museum, a display about an area of Cape Town declared a white-only neighborhood in the 1960s. Founded in 1994, the museum narrates the story of those who were forced out of the district through various items, photos, and videos. Use our Cape Town tour itinerary builder site to visit District Six Museum on your trip to Cape Town, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • If you are interested in the history of the Cape then this is the place to go. I was expecting much more exhibits but the ones on display give you a good idea of life in years gone by. 
    If you are interested in the history of the Cape then this is the place to go. I was expecting much more exhibits but the ones on display give you a good idea of life in years gone by.  more »
  • I went through the museum with a guide who was displaced by the District Six devastating program. He personalized our tour and I would highly recommend that experience. 
    I went through the museum with a guide who was displaced by the District Six devastating program. He personalized our tour and I would highly recommend that experience.  more »
  • Worth a visit to learn about how the various people living in District Six were forcibly removed to make way for a whole new 'heart of the city. R100 entry fee. 
    Worth a visit to learn about how the various people living in District Six were forcibly removed to make way for a whole new 'heart of the city. R100 entry fee.  more »
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  • We absolutely enjoyed taking a wall back in time in the District Six Museum and a reminder of what it was like living in Cape Town 40 years ago. The shame we feel now looking back at how people of colour were treated actually made us both quite emotional. We know the scorn we felt walking down the street holding hands and having people stop and stare, or going to a local restaurant and having people get up and move away from our table. Thank goodness time has changed and moved on from these dark days.
  • Great place to get to know the history of ehats happened in SA during last century. Highly recommended
  • The story telling made the experience of visit. The museum so wonderfully human and real.
  • You got to love this place. Beautiful community museum at the heart of the city of Cape Town. Mr Noor and Mr Joe are amazing hosts and storytellers. You can seat with them for days just enjoying what they have to share. A mist visit museum in Cape Town.
  • Very interesting seeing how the government destroyed thousands of lives over a great many years. Only loses a point as it is very reading heavy, if there were videos or a more interactive side to things it would’ve been. 5/5

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