District Six Museum, Cape Town

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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  • This museum tells the story of how the evils of apartheid caused scores of residents of this community to be forcibly removed to make room for more whites.  more »
  • A must go in Cape Town and in South Africa. Interesting and unique museum that works hard on building up the historical memory.  more »
  • THis is an exceptional museum--small in size, but more inspirational and educational than many museums ten times its size. The history of apratheid in SOuth Africa is explained in a thoughtful way...  more »
  • Not used optimally,for displaying the history of cape town. Need a more character
  • Nice venue for small conferences in the city centre.
  • Great place to learn important Cape Town history.
  • Good effort by the staff to recreate the mood and atmosphere of the time.
  • A place of stories. A place for remembering. Lovely guides and staff.

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