District Six MuseumCurrently Open [Closes at 04:00 pm]
- Address: 25 Buitenkant St, Cape Town 8001, South Africa
- Timings: 09:00 am - 04:00 pm Details
- Phone: 27-214667200
- Ticket Price: 30 ZAR
- Time Required: 04:00 Hrs
- Tags: Museum, Historical Site, Family And Kids
District Six Museum - Review
The District Six Museum is very important to the documentation of the History of Cape Town. During the dark era of Apartheid, the eponymous area; District 6 served as a setting for the forced removals and segregation of people.
The tyrannical rule and its practices, notices and rules from that era, objects that signify the apartheid have all been beautifully preserved and displayed here. The main aim is to help people remember the great injustice and terrible practices of the time and preserve their memory. It forces one to think about the hatred and intolerance that existed at the time and revaluate history as we know it today. The displays range from actual artifacts to reconstructions of buildings and areas from the era gone by.
For a History Lover, this place will provide an amazing insight into the socio-cultural past of South Africa and throw light on all the events that transpired then. For others the museum is bound to be extremely moving and thought provoking and not just informative. Also, visit the popular attractions in the city by following Cape Town itinerary 2 days.
District Six Museum Ticket Prices
- Guided tours cost about 45 Rand.
How To reach District Six Museum by Public Transport
- Buitenkant St
Restaurants Near District Six Museum
- East City Cafe
- Dias Portuguese Restaurants
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52.61% of people who visit Cape Town include District Six Museum in their plan
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78.91% of people start their District Six Museum visit around 09 AM - 10 AM
People usually take around 4 Hrs to see District Six Museum
93.37% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting District Six Museum
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Our tour guide Mr Brown painted us a wonderfully rich tapestry of what life was like in District Six. He was very animated in his accou ts which helped bring its cultural aspects to life. Our family group which included an ex district six resident was enthralled throughout our guided tour. It was an unforgettable morning well spent.
The District Six Museum was an eye opening experience for me. It focuses on remembering what happened during the apartheid and how it affected those individuals living in district 6. I found what was unique about this museum is that it takes a much closer look at apartheid and how it impacted coloured people in SA which was a perspective that I hadn’t engaged with as much in preference tours. I also had a guided tour guide, which I’d highly recommend, and after the tour I asked her what she’d want everyone to remember after leaving the museum. Her response was, “Never, never again allow what has happened to your parents, grand-parents, great grand parents to ever happen again. Go out educate yourselves. No matter what race you are, never let history be repeated.”
We went here in March 2018. It's been a breathtaking experience to see all the cruelty what was going on during apartheid and that it was just a couple of decades ago. Never again, South Africa is and South Africans are beautiful. If you're in Capetown the District Six Museum is a must visit. Staff is very friendly and helpful. Definitely recommending this place.
South Africa and especially Cape Town has rich history and that richness can be realised at this museum. Things and stories during apartheid rule, racial discrimination, suffer and destruction of houses and all can be found here. Traditional South African dress, stories of famous people and all information related to South African history can be found here. It typically takes one and half hour to properly visit and understand things around in the museum.
A definite must if you visit Cape Town. I happened to go when a few large groups showed up about the same time so the guides were trying to talk over each other. Made the tiny museum feel even more cramped. Ended up not being able to go around the correct way because of that, but still had an enjoyable time learning about such a sad event in human history.