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.