District Six Museum
Your Benefit: Single Entry (Present pass on arrival)
Regular Price: Adult USD 2.97;Child USD 1.11
|Address:||25A Buitenkant Street, Cape Town|
|Phone Number:||+27 (0)21 466 7200|
|Operating Hours:||Saturday: 9:00 AM – 16:00 PM|
|Close Time:||Sunday’s, 25 December, 26 December, 1 January, Good Friday & Easter Monday|
DescriptionVisit the District Six Museum for an eye-opening tour of the once lively multi-racial area that was destroyed during apartheid in the 1960s and 1970s. Apartheid occurring during 1948 and 1991 and refers to institutionalised racial segregation and discrimination. Learn about this colourful hub for musicians, artists, and ‘good’ and ‘bad’ gangsters, that faced a 20-year long period of demolition and forced removals during the apartheid era. Engage with photographs, recordings and testimonials, which offer further insight into the turbulence of apartheid.
In between exhibitions, share in the stories of District Six with engaging and friendly staff members, the majority of whom were displaced residents themselves and have intimate and personal stories to share.
District Six Museum offers a powerful and emotional insight into a dark period of history. If you need a break at any stage, there is a friendly coffee shop selling coffee and snacks.