District Six MuseumCurrently Closed
- 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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Things to Know Before Visiting District Six Museum
19.06% of people who visit Cape Town include District Six Museum in their plan
09 AM - 10 AM
79.55% of people start their District Six Museum visit around 09 AM - 10 AM
People usually take around 4 Hrs to see District Six Museum
93.75% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting District Six Museum
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District Six Museum, Cape Town Reviews
Really powerful museum with lots of info about what happened in District Six and the Cape Flats. The panels in the beginning confused me due to the anachronistic approach, but that is also my annoying linear preference. Incredible how many people have donated their memorabilia to the museum. Really makes it so alive and real. I think they could do more to show you where things are today, for those new to Cape Town. For example, is Hanover St still around? Where was X apartment complex (the main one they show... Now the name escapes me) relative to today's neighbourhoods? etc.
One of the best museums about the apartheid era that I've been. It is a small museum, but take a guided tour and you will understand why this is a place to go. We went on a tour with this old lady that used to live at Distric Six with her family. The things she told us about those dark days broke our hearts, but that was the best way to make us understand how things really were.
The museum gives you a good sense of what life was before and after the apartheid in District 6 of Cape Town. The stories are real and even the guides are people who lived in District 6 at some point of their lives. The place itself is an old church that has been transformed into a museum now. You need about two hours to get through all the exhibits.
Great history lesson in a somewhat tired museum. Look out for the before and after demolition boards. Good stop over on way to castle. A must for urban designers and those interested in apartheid era urban planning.
It was very educational and I had an amazing tour guide. Locals don't have to pay. I'm not sure if foreigners have to pay or not. You HAVE to visit this place if you want to know the history of South Africa.