District Six Museum


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This award-winning community museum lays bare the time in South African history when the ruling government declared District Six a 'whites only' area and over 60,000 of its residents were forcibly taken from their homes and shipped out to the Cape Flats, before their houses were reduced to rubble. The museum includes a memorial hall and a sound archive, and many of the exhibits are interactive, created with the help of former residents; they rely heavily on the medium of storytelling to reconstruct the time of the forced removals and the devastating repercussions it had on the once-vibrant community. A haunting map of District Six painted on the floor of the museum invites evicted residents to indicate with chalk where they once lived.

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District Six Museum details

25A Buitenkant Street

Area Cape Town

Telephone 21 466 7200

District Six Museum website

Open 9am-2pm Mon; 9am-4pm Tue-Sat.

Admission R15; R5 reductions.