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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...more
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ok, so not the highest on the list but a good stop on the hop on hop off bus in the middle of cbd which in itself is good to see if you are staying on the waterfront. the museum had a ton of information...More
We visited the museum in the afternoon. When we arrived we were told that the museum is open for the next 1.5h, however there was no more guided tours. We decided to proceed anyway as we weren’t gonna have another opportunity to visit. There aren’t...More
This museum contents were very interesting. I liked the way it was laid out. My dad said there were a few things about the museum he didn't like when he visited decades ago - no credit to his friend for donating the street signs, no...More
I was in college when Apartheid came to an end, so it was on the periphery of my awareness/understanding, I really didn't know much.
District Six museum helped educate me and bring the experiences of the residents to life. The original images and the quilts...More
Went there with the entire family. Got a great guided tour. Very personal from a former inhabitant of District 6. Some people were crying at the end of the 40 minute tour. An absolute must see when you are in Cape Town.
Response from Bertiebeak | Reviewed this property |
We didn't have a guided tour the museum was quite small and easy to understand. You could purchase a guide book if required. I should think the walking tour of the city would be a good way to understand the history of... More
We didn't have a guided tour the museum was quite small and easy to understand. You could purchase a guide book if required. I should think the walking tour of the city would be a good way to understand the history of District Six
Response from lindagr17 | Reviewed this property |
The museum isn't that large and is all self-explanatory and self-directed. Some people visit the museum as part of a private tour (as we did.) So, sometimes that guide shows the group around the museum, but it isn't... More
The museum isn't that large and is all self-explanatory and self-directed. Some people visit the museum as part of a private tour (as we did.) So, sometimes that guide shows the group around the museum, but it isn't necessary. You can get a lot of attending this museum on your own. The displays are quite good.
After the museum, we toured a settlement outside of the city and then went to Robbins Island, which the tour company booked for us but then you go on your own. You are met by a guide and they lead the tour. Don't miss this.)
Response from Grahamsmith1950 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry went on a private tour so not sure whether it is on a tour bus route. But look at the tour bus maps and theywill tell you, my best guess is that it may be on the red route as that seemed to go through the centre.