The District Six Museum

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25A Buitenkant Street
Cape Town
Western Cape  8001
South Africa
+27(0)21 466 7200
+27(0)21 466 7200

The District Six Museum

It's hard not to get choked up walking over the street map of the erstwhile District Six, where its forcibly removed residents have inscribed their names next to their former ad dresses. The rest of the two-storey museum is equally emotive and sensitively curated to include personal accounts of 11 February 1966 when the government is sued the Group Areas Act, which would see over 60000 residents evicted. Especially poignant are the upstairs exhibits that include a beautiful mural by Peggy Delport, a display of the community's proud barbershop heritage and toys left behind after the suburb was razed to the ground.

Hours: 9.00am-2.30pm Mon; 9am-4.00pm Tue-Sat.

Admission Fee: R20 adults; R5 pensioners, children.

Tours of District Six site R50 (min 4 people; by prior arrangement only).

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