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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  • Small museum with so much interesting historical information. You’ll learn a lot about District 6 and the Apartheid years in South Africa. Make sure you take the guided tour. The guides are locals – t...  more »
  • This is a small museum and also badly in need of updating - its basically a room with a few articles and some inscriptions and photos everywhere. I did not leave with a specific idea or information ab...  more »
  • We arrived at the museum towards the end of the day and on reflection, it would have been better to go earlier and get a guided tour. However, the gentleman on the front desk was very helpful in expla...  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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