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District 6 Museum, Cape Town

District 6 Museum - Cape Town, South Africa
District 6 Museum
25a Buitenkant Street, Cape Town, South Africa 8000Map
+27 21 466 7200
Neighborhood: City Centre
Overview

Originally founded in 1994 as a space where ex-residents could gather and meet, the District 6 Museum stands as a way to remember and memorialize the history of forced removal and marginalization faced by the district's residents. As part of the South African apartheid, more than 60,000 black residents were removed from the district and relocated to the barren area known as the Cape Flats, their homes destroyed to make way for white settlers. Today, the museum offers exhibitions and education to the public about the tragic history of one of Cape Town's most neglected wards. Tours guided by an ex-resident of District 6 are available by calling in advance, or visitors can tour the streets on their own. A bookstore and coffee shop are also located on-site.

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District 6 Museum General Information
  • Open Hours: Monday from 09:00 AM to 02:00 PM, Tuesday to Saturday from 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM
  • Type: Attractions & Landmarks
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