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District Six Museum

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District Six Museum Cape Town  South Africa
District Six Museum
District Six was originally a mixed community of freed slaves, merchants, artisans, laborers, and immigrants. Marginalization and forced removal of the residents began early in the last century, and in 1966 it was declared a white area. By 1982, more than 60,000 people had been relocated to a barren spot aptly known as the Cape Flats, and their houses in District Six were flattened by bulldozers. Agreement still has to be reached about what to do with the land that was District Six so that those who were forcibly evicted achieve a fair settlement. The District Six Museum, established in 1994, preserves memories of the area through photographs, traffic signs, and videos, and also focuses on forced removals in general. A large map of the district covers the floor museum and includes former residents' handwritten notes of where they once lived.

25A Albertus St & Buitenkant Street, Zonnebloem, Cape Town, 8000, South Africa
+27 21 466 7200
Mon - Sat 9am - 4pm
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