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District Six Museum
During apartheid, the vibrant community of District Six was forcibly relocated from the city when the area was sadly declared a “white group area” by the National Party government. Once removed, all the houses and businesses were demolished, with only religious buildings saved from the destruction. Now, the District Six Museum serves as a way to rebuild the memories and cultural heritage of this historic area.
Though the buildings were destroyed, the community has remained strong and many of he former residents and their descendents are rebuilding the area from their memories in an attempt to restore what once was.
The museum itself is housed in a historic building that was formerly a church, inside of which the permanent multimedia exhibition, ‘Digging Deeper’, tells the life stories and history of District Six’s residents. The museum also happens to be one of the stops on the City Sightseeing Bus’ red route.
- Learn about the forced relocation and now reformation of District Six
- Hear the narrated stories of the residents who were affected
- The museum is one of the stops on the CitySightseeing Bus’ red route