The District Six Museum

cape town, south africa

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The District Six Museum

cape town, south africa

Famous for: History and Culture, Historic Houses, Museums
The District Six Museum is established in memory of the many who were evicted from this area during apartheid. Come here and get to know the first hand stories of injustice and the movement.
About Contact Location
About Contact Location
event_available When to visit: january - december
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Closed : Sunday
09:00 - 16:00 : Monday - Saturday
hourglass_empty Duration: 1.5 hours
account_balance_wallet Entry Fee: R 45
info Tips: It is recommended to take a guided tour with a ex-resident (costs R60) listening to the first hand experiences, otherwise it will be very difficult to understand the museum.
Source: thomas_sly
District Six was named the Sixth Municipal District of Cape Town in 1867. During Apartheid, in 1965, this area was declared as the "whites only" zone. Over 60 000 people were evicted. District Six Museum was formed in memory of thousands who were forcibly relocated.
District Six Museum contains a collection of historical materials including photographs, paintings, street signs, books, audio-visual recordings of District Six,etc. which were donated by its former residents. 
There are various talk sessions too where former residents share their stories.
Source: Mike Peel

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Location

Buitenkant Street Zonnebloem Cape Town Cape Town Western Cape South Africa 8000
City center: Cape Town
Nearest airport: Cape Town International Airport

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