City Bowl, Cape Town

Visit the District Six Museum

Museums in or near District Six, City Bowl in Cape Town, South Africa.

Things To Do in District SixVisit the District Six Museum

Museums City Bowl

Where? 25A Buitenkant Street, Cape Town

When? Mondays from 09h00 to 14h30; Tuesdays to Saturdays from 09h00 to 16h00. Closed on Sundays.

How? Call +27 (0)21 466-7200

How much? Falls into price group R1 to R100 per person. Confirm with the provider.

More? See website

Overnight? Stay at accommodation in District Six, in Western Cape

District Six was so named as it was literally the Sixth District of the Western Cape in 1867. District Six was so loved as a community of colourful characters.

A friendly mix of artisans, freed slaves, free spirits, labourers and locals living harmoniously were forcefully removed from their rightful city homes and re-settled in barren Cape outskirts during an unthinkable period in South African Apartheid history commencing in 1901. Over 60 000 residents fell victim to the government at the time who reduced homes to rubble without cause or resurrection.

An award winning community project the District Six Museum welcomes evicted residents to make a mark in chalk on a map hand painted on the floor to show where their home once stood and what their hearts still mourn.

Storytelling of former residents interacts as a live history recreating the vibrancy that turned to desolation. Tactile images of loss are held in this old church building where slaves once worshipped. Authentic street signs mark 75 roads that labelled paths of diverse religious acceptance. A 300m memory cloth absorbs the ink of ex-residents contributions to memory lane. Built on a fabric of healing so that bare recollections prevent such devastating from repetition, this brush with a haunting past is a moving museum experience.

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