About this Museum

Established in December 1994, the District Six Museum works with the memories of the District Six experience
and with that of forced removals more generally.

Originally established as a mixed community of freed slaves, merchants, artisans, labourers and immigrants, District Six was a vibrant centre with close links to the city and the port. Declared a white area on 11 February 1966 under the Group Areas Act of 1950, District Six was eventually reduced to rubble and its more than 60 000 residents forcibly removed to the Cape Flats.


What’s on Show

Permanent Exhibition

Digging Deeper