District Six Museum

Currently 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: Museums, Historical Site, Family And Kids

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.

  • Guided tours cost about 45 Rand.

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  • District Six Museum Address: 25 Buitenkant St, Cape Town 8001, South Africa
  • District Six Museum Contact Number: 27-214667200
  • District Six Museum Timing: 09:00 am - 04:00 pm
  • District Six Museum Price: 30 ZAR
  • Time required to visit District Six Museum: 04:00 Hrs
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  • 19.07% of people who visit Cape Town include District Six Museum in their plan

  • 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

Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday

93.75% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting District Six Museum

People normally club together Rhodes Memorial and Two Oceans Aquarium while planning their visit to District Six Museum.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures
  • Very interesting (and important) museum; however, the layout was quite confusing as the displays were not laid out in a chronological fashion, which made it challenging to make sense of everything. (I still don’t feel like I have a solid understanding of the events that took place in District 6.) Also, the staff did not seem very friendly and only had one tour guide on during the day we visited (so we were unable to have a guided tour unless we wanted to wait for 1.5 hours for the guide to become available). Certainly worth your time, but the museum should consider reorganizing the displays to make it make more sense.

  • 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.

  • The hand written tiles on the floor captures , the spirit of the people during the strangle. And tells a story of a strong people. Actually feel like I know them . The pictures capture the pain apartheid had on our people and how it impacted lives .

  • 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.

  • Interesting place to learn about history in south africa. Staff are fairly friendly. You can also contribute by donating to the museum

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