District Six Museum, Cape Town Central

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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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  • So, I'm not a huge museum person. I was a little reluctant to go with my husband who was keen to visit. I am so pleased we did go. The museum offers 30-40 minute tours (ZAR55/ pp), guided by former re...  more »
  • A visit to this museum will help to understand what happened before the end of Apartheid. You are in the actual location of an area that is sparsely inhabited and are taken back to a vibrant life of a...  more »
  • The museum tells the story of how people were relocated from District Six to more distant areas according to an Act passed during the apartheid government. The museum itself is a string of the stories...  more »
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  • If you want to really learn and understand the history and see it first hand this is the place to go. The guide who was a resident obviously had the knowledge and was very articulate and gave a first hand history lesson. After the tour and viewing make sure to take the time to look around on your own. Some amazing artifacts. Recommended for all ages
  • Enjoyed the museum especially given how sad the topic is and why it came about -they laid it out in an easy to digest manor that wasn't too overwhelming emotionally. A great place to take kids also, like I did. I feel kids need to learn about important topics like how humans treated each other and how we have evolved to be better, more compassionate and more accepting. I especially liked chatting to a young man called Dean. He worked at the museum and was so informative.
  • Interesting place to learn about the old history of Cape town. Nice recipis on wall from the older families that stayed there. A real museum to share all the history around district six and occupants. On the route of the hop on hop off bus route. You can visit here and do not go past the Castle on yor way back to the main terminal at the Waterfront.
  • Highly educational museum. I loved the tour with Mr. Brown, who lived in District 6 when he was younger. He really explained how living in District 6 was like living with a huge family. I enjoyed all the pictures and the tiny room in the museum. This is a must do in Cape Town.
  • Took me back to my childhood days, very sad to walk down memory lane. Staff are well informed. Every corner or picture brings out the true reflection of years gone by, of District six. Well positioned.
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