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District Six Museum
District Six Museum

District Six Museum

25 Buitenkant Street, Cape Town, South Africa, 8001

The Basics

Fragments of the former neighborhood are displayed in the museum, and there’s a district map where former residents have noted the former locations of their houses. The museum and District Six Foundation also help people restore the area into a thriving community. Visit the museum with your Cape Town City Pass, or on a guided tour focused on the city’s townships. Tours usually stop here first to explain the history of pass laws and Apartheid.

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Path to Freedom Private Tour: District Six, Gugulethu with Robben Island Add-on
Path to Freedom Private Tour: District Six, Gugulethu with Robben Island Add-on
star-5
$160.17 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Leizel is great!
Powerful educational day. Great compliment to fun and excitement of cape town. Necessary history and real life lesson. Leizel was fantastic!
Suzanne_I, Jan 2020

Recent reviews from experiences in Cape Town

star-5
One of the best guides ever.
Matthew_F, Nov 2021
Township Tour District 6 Museum Robben Island drop off at hotel
Took me around the city to some highlights before the island tour. What an incredible guide with an incredible spirit that keeps you moving. She was so willing to spend as much time as I wanted at places and took me to an incredible coffee house too. One of the best guides I’ve had. Thank you Faziela for a great day of memories.
star-4
Good tour
mtb470, Sep 2019
Township Tour District 6 Museum Robben Island drop off at hotel
Clean and very friendly staff!!!! Food was pretty good, and the location was spactactular!!!! Wireless internet did not work that well!!!
star-5
Path to Freedom
pamela k, Sep 2019
Path to Freedom Private Tour: District Six, Gugulethu with Robben Island Add-on
Absolutely wonderful experience. I want to understand south Africa's apartheid history and this was an essential piece to have. Gerard was outstanding!
star-5
Great Tour
Steven M, Oct 2019
Township Tour District 6 Museum Robben Island drop off at hotel
This was one of the most interesting tour we've ever had. The driver/guide was very knowledgeable and somewhat charismatic. We learned a lot! This is a great tour. We recommend it to all.
star-5
Excellent Experience!
Priyadharshini_C, Sep 2019
Township Tour District 6 Museum Robben Island drop off at hotel
Everything was well organized and the tour guide went above and beyond to make sure tour went smoothly. I would book with them again!
star-5
District Six museum, Langa and Robben island
saah_G, Aug 2019
Township Tour District 6 Museum Robben Island drop off at hotel
Well organised, attention to detail, great locations, wonderful day! All tour guides were full of useful information
star-5
Great service
Ruth W, Aug 2019
Township Tour District 6 Museum Robben Island drop off at hotel
The tour coordinater went above and beyond for us. I never leave reviews but she was so amazing. Would recommend.
star-5
Outstanding service
Ruth W, Aug 2019
Township Tour District 6 Museum Robben Island drop off at hotel
If i could I would give the experience 10 stars. The trips were so well planned, from the hotel pick up to the final goodbye. The township and museum tour was so informative. This was a perfect Cape Town tour, not to be missed.
star-5
A Piece of History
Hitomi_S, May 2019
Township Tour District 6 Museum Robben Island drop off at hotel
For those wanting to experience a bit of South African history, this was an excellent way to get a lot of information quickly. The tour to the museum and the relocation communities was a great opportunity to understand a bit of the history. Robben Island is a beautiful place despite the fact that it is a prison and housed many of South Africa's political prisoners including Mandela. Everyone visiting Cape town should take this trip.
star-5
Full day Township tour with Robben Island
Roli_A, May 2019
Township Tour District 6 Museum Robben Island drop off at hotel
The tour was excellent; and the guide seemed to be very knowledgeable about the events in Cape Town. I would and did recommend this tour to tourist in Cape Town.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • District Six Museum is a must-visit for a glimpse into Cape Town’s history.

  • There is an admission fee.

  • Wheelchair users can access the museum via a ramp or escalator.

  • The museum has a coffee shop and a bookshop.

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How to Get There

District Six Museum is centrally located, just a 10-minute walk from Greenmarket Square. If you’re coming from the V&A Waterfront, take the No. 113 bus to Cape Town Adderley and then walk 10 minutes. The nearest train station is Cape Town Station, a 20-minute walk away.

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When to Get There

The museum welcomes visitors from 9am to 4pm Monday through Saturday. It is open on Sunday by appointment only. Weekdays can be busy if there are large school groups visiting.

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Touring the Museum

Visitors are welcome to stop at the museum with no prior reservation and go on a self-guided tour. It is also possible to take a guided tour led by a former resident of the destroyed District Six. Book in advance if you would like the guided tour.

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