• Opening hours

    09h00 - 16h00 Mondays - Saturdays
    (Sundays are by appointment only)

    Visits and Site Tours

    In addition to being a community space for ex-residents to gather and meet, the Museum has also become a site that tells the story of District Six to visitors from near and far. It has been designed in such a way that a visitor can wander in off the street and go on a self-guided tour, and if preferred, can have the privilege of experiencing of having a tour with a former resident of the destroyed District Six

    Guided tours are available at the following times from Monday to Friday (and on Saturdays by pre-arrangement) Please note that if a tour is fully booked then you will have to wait for the next available opening or guide.

    Book a tour by using the following link:

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    Entry Fees


    R45 per person
    (self-guided visits)

    R60 per person
    (with an ex-resident / guide)


    R5 per scholar
    (SA & African)

    R15 per scholar


    Ex-residents of District Six &other areas of forced removals; SA pensioners

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    General Site Tours of District Six

    The Museum offers guided tours of the area conducted by an ex-resident either as a walking or a driving tour. Site tours must be booked in advance.

    General site tours are charged per person using a sliding scale. The costs below are for walking tours, or driving using your own vehicle.

    1 - 5 pax R150pp
    6 - 10 pax R120pp
    11 - 20 pax R100pp
    21 - 30 pax R80pp
    31 - 50 pax R60pp

    Special arrangements need to be made for groups of more than 50 people

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    Sunday visits can be arranged but cannot be guaranteed as it depends on the availability of an ex-resident guide or staff member:

    1 - 5 pax R200pp
    6 - 10 pax R150pp
    11 - 20 pax R120pp
    21 - 30 pax R100pp
    31 - 50 pax R80pp

    Special arrangements need to be made for groups of more than 50 people

    Visitors can also walk into the open space by themselves and get a sense of the magnitude of the destruction that took place. The site has been nominated as a National Heritage Site and has been awarded provisional Grade 1 status. As a conservation area it should be treated with sensitivity and respect.

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    Group Visits for Schools

    To make a booking for a school visit to the District Six Museum, please download the forms below:

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    The District Six Museum is the perfect extension of the classroom. Wonderful visuals, oral testimoies, documentaries, audiovisual materials - and last but certainly not least, the knowledge of ex-residents, who offer personal tours which many learners love.

    An encounter with an ex-resident

    Noor Ebrahim and Joe Schaffers introduce learners, young and old alike, to the history of District Six, apartheid and forced removals. Education Programmes on special topics (for example, Richard Rive's popular “Buckingham Palace”) are available on request.

    The District Six Museum is, regrettably, not able to cater for children younger than 10 years of age at this point. Early Childhood Development Centres may, however, make special arrangements to design an encounter for their children with the Museum's education department. This visit will have to be under their own supervision as we do not have the staff capacity for this.

    The Museum has expanded into its Homecoming Centre and we are now able to prepare special programmes for schools aimed at supporting the research and curriculum needs of learners and educators. Groups are restricted to a maximum of 40 learners. Special arrangements need to be made with the Museum to facilitate the management of bigger or multiple groups. Education programmes are available from Tuesday to Friday from 10h30, and last for approximately 1 hour. Longer programmes and workshops that include a tour of the actual District are available on request.

    What does it cost learners to visit the Museum?

    Visits to the Museum are R5.00/learner.
    Workshop fees are negotiable and solely to cover materials and other costs. We can always make a plan with schools that are unable to afford the extra costs as no learner should be disadvantaged because of money.
    Special programmes with partner organisations are negotiable and we encourage schools to approach local businesses / ex-learners / government organisations to contribute towards the cost of involving learners in the interactive programmes that we offer.

    School educators and learners can subscribe to our mailing list to receive information about special programmes that we offer at the Museum for schools.

    We also offer a range of customised programmes with partners who are storytellers, poets, dancers, visual artists and musicians who make the experience of learners with the story of District Six a creative and intellectually engaging one. Please contact education@districtsix.co.za to make arrangements.

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