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District Six Museum
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District Six Museum

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Created: 14th Sep 2007
Modified: 4th Sep 2008
Type:
Historical
Hours:
Mondays 9-3, Tuesdays-Saturdays 9-4
Cost:
25% expensive

Up until the 1970s, District Six was home to almost a tenth of the city of Cape Town’s population. In 1965, the apartheid government, as it had done in Sophiatown in 1957, declared District Six “white”. More than 60,000 people were forcibly uprooted and relocated onto the barren plains of the Cape Flats. In the process, over a century of history, of community life, of solidarity amongst the poor and of achievement against great odds, was imperiled.

The District Six Museum Foundation was established in 1989 and launched as a museum in 1994 to keep alive the memories of District Six and displaced people everywhere.

Contact Information
City:
Cape Town
Address:
25A Buitenkant Street, Cape Town, 8001
Email:
info@districtsix.co.za
Phone:
+27(0)21 466 7200
Fax:
+27(0)21 466 7200

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