Freedom Day 2018 Update

by | 23 Apr 2018 | Uncategorized

The District Six Museum will be open from 09h00 to 16h00 on Freedom Day – Friday 27 April – and it will be free of charge to all South African visitors. It is a good opportunity to bring your family to visit, to gain some understanding of the freedoms that were not available to South Africans before 27 April 1994.

In addition, you are invited to join us for a family film screening at the Homecoming Centre, starting at 12h00, followed by an intergenerational discussion and reflection on the film. Queen of Katwe is a film about a young Ugandan girl living in a slum in Katwe. She learns to play chess and becomes a champion chess player.


The film was made in 2016, directed by Mira Nair and written by William Wheeler. It stars David Oyelowo, Lupita Nyong’o and Madina Nalwanga.

In the tradition of District Six bioscope-going – join us for this special screening.

At 14h30, former residents who have been involved in the Museum’s Suitcase project, will share their experiences, celebrating their freedom to share their stories, memorialise their pasts, and will invite you to participate in future projects.