In the Heart of Cape Town’s City Bowl lies the District Six Museum. The District Six Museum celebrates the multicultural area that was District Six, Cape Town.

The Heritage

The District Six Museum celebrates the heritage of the people of District Six. During the 1960s and 1970s, more than 60 000 residents where evicted and moved to other districts within the Cape. The Museum tells the story of these residents.

Many of the current staff where inhabitants of this once lively district, giving the museum an authentic and truly special feel. The district six museum is housed in the former Methodist Mission Church, with photographs and maps gracing its interior. Homes, shops and living spaces have been recreated to give each visitor a feel of the once vibrant district.

Although the Museum’s layout invites one to experience it on a self-guided tour, it is possible to have the discover the museum with one of the previous residents. Their stories are enchanting and helps you identify with the hardships of the once vibrant community.

The Core exhibit is based on District Six Life. It showcases the political, economical, sociocultural, as well as present lives of those who where relocated. The District Six Museum has various temporary exhibits that offers a deeper look into the live of various communities during the past.

The District Six museum was visited by the Duchess and Duke of Sussex on their tour of Cape Town in 2019.

The Museum Entry Fee & Operating Hours

The Museum is run by the District Six foundation. The Museum has been nominated for National Heritage Status.

Entry Fee:

  • R 45 per person, on self guided tour
  • R 60 per person, with Ex-Resident as guide

*Note that the entry into the District Six museum fee is included in our Cape Township Tour

Operational Hours:

  • Monday-Saturday: 09:00-16:00
  • Sunday: visits by Appointment only

Discover the heritage of District Six at the District Six Museum on the Cape Township Day Tour.  Other stops on this tour include the Bo-Kaap, Cape Malay Quarters, a traditional Shabeen, and a Herbalist.


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