Museum Information

Photographer: Paul Grendon

Opening Hours

09h00 – 16h00 Mondays – Saturdays

General enquiries

Museum Visits

In addition to being a space for ex-residents to gather and get involved in programmes, the Museum has also become a space for telling 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 from off the street and go on a self-guided tour. If preferred, a walk through the Museum with an ex-resident storyteller can be arranged (pre-booked tours are guaranteed and preferred; walk-in tours are subject to availability.)

Guided tours are available at the following times from Monday to Saturday.

9h30  |  10h30  |  11h30  |  13h30  |  14h30

Site Walks

The Museum also offers guided site walks led by former residents of the area. These must be booked in advance and are subject to weather conditions being favourable for walking.

Visitors can also walk through the vacant site by themselves and get a sense of the magnitude of the destruction that took place. The area has been nominated as a National Heritage Site and has been awarded provisional Grade 1 status (finalisation is pending). As such it should be treated with sensitivity and respect.’

Entrance Fees

Although we aim to give adequate notice where possible, the Museum reserves the right to increase fees
without advance notice.

Free Entrance

Ex-residents from
District Six & other areas
of forced removals
South African pensioners


Self-guided visit:
R 45

With ex-resident guide:
R 60

Guided Site

R 110

(includes Museum entrance)

Guided Site Walk
with Snack

R 140

(includes Museum entrance)

School Groups

The District Six Museum is the perfect extension of the classroom. Wonderful visuals, oral testimonies, documentaries, audiovisual materials, scavenger hunts and role plays all form part of the repertoire of experiences offered by the Museum.

School Learners
(from the African continent)

General visit:

R 5 

General visit with site walk:
R 10

Customised programme: varied

Workshop fees are negotiable and go entirely towards covering materials and other direct costs. We believe that no student should be excluded from educational opportunities because of financial constraints, and are thus able to offer a few sponsorships for schools with limited resources.
The Museum also encourages schools to approach local businesses / ex-learners / government organisations to contribute towards the cost of involving learners in the interactive programmes on offer.

School educators and learners can subscribe to the Museum mailing list to receive information about special programmes that are offered for schools.

Visitor Feedback

  •   Everyone must hear this story. It can’t be forgotten. Thought provoking and moved to tears. It’s not a big area but has loads of information. Small coffee bar with all... read more

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  •   Wow. Wow. Wow. Talk about a family’s world being turned upside down. So much information about this era where everyone was displaced to another area because they wanted it... read more

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  •   We spent a wonderful morning with Noor Ibrahim at the District Six Museum. His personal account of the life in District Six and the clearances was a moving experience.

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  •   This is a must if you are in Cape Town, the museum is small should take you an hour at max, but is worth the visit, guides from people who... read more

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  •   The story of District Six is incredibly powerful and there was so much potential for the museum to really cover the before/during/after but fails to do this. It was... read more

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  •   A small museum, easy to work your way around but a place that brings to life the destruction of a community.

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