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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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It's about the people

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday 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 4 days ago NEW

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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Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 

Corona, California
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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 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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

Happy that you had a good visit. Hoping that the remembering of past injustices will remind us to build a better world! Thank you for your comment. More 

Leyburn, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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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D6Museum, Manager at District Six Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your comment. We appreciate you taking the time to do so. Please visit again! More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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

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 1 week ago

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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