District Six Museum is a museum dedicated to telling the story of the District Six area in Cape Town, South Africa. The museum was opened in 1994 by the District Six Foundation. It tells the story of how thousands of people were forced out of the District Six area of Cape Town during apartheid in South Africa in the 1970s. The museum displays collections of items from the area and from that time as well as people's accounts of what happened at that time. The museum is also part of developing the area again with the museum's goal being to unite people into a community where there is respect for dignity, identity and the coexistence of different races.
The museum is situated a 5 minute walk away from the main train station of the city ‘Cape Town Station’. The 101, 103 and 104 buses all stop close by.
Opening Times and Admission
The museum is open from 9am-4pm six days of the week, Monday to Saturday. Admission is set at 40ZAR for adults and 15ZAR for children.