District Six Museum Cape Town History, Entrance Fee, Prices, Parking, Hours, Location & Contact Details

The Hands Off District Six Conference of 1988 led to the formation of the District Six Museum Foundation in 1989. The Foundation worked towards the establishment of the Museum which was launched on 10 December 1994 with its inaugural exhibition called Streets: Retracing District Six.

Leading up to this, the Museum existed as a peripatetic movement between 1989 and 1994, building support for the work of memory through creating collecting points and storytelling opportunities in different parts of the city. The diaspora of District Sixers played an important role in shaping and contributing to the Museum’s exhibition and programme, and they continue to be pivotal to the ongoing work of memory and holistic restitution. Their desire to return and re-member is ever present in this work.

The Museum’s first physical location was in the historic Methodist Church building at 25A Buitenkant Street which to this day is the home to its permanent exhibition – Digging Deeper. Since the early 2000s, the Museum has expanded into the historic Sacks Futeran building one block away, at 15A Buitenkant Street, which has aptly been named ‘The District Six Museum Homecoming Centre.’ This address has become a popular venue for events such as conferences, seminars and book launches, and is also the place where most of the Museum’s programmes are held.

A large component of the Museum’s work takes place outside of its buildings: on the vacant site of District Six, within the returned community of families who have been successful land claimants, and in the various areas to which the displaced families have been forcibly removed.

Linking its work to the experiences of people from other sites of forced removals across the country has been an important thrust, and partnerships continue to be a source of strength and support. The Museum is a member of SAMA (the South African Museums Association) and of ICSOC (the International Coalition of Sites of Conscience.)

District Six Museum Entrance Fees

Cape Town Pass Benefits: Free Guided Tour to District Six Museum

The Cape Town PassNormal Entry Price: Adult: R55.00 Child: R15.00

District Six Museum Opening Hours

09h00 – 16h00 Mondays – Saturdays

District Six Museum Contact Details, Location & Directions

GENERAL ENQUIRIES
Tel: +27(0)21 466 7200
Fax: +27(0)21 466 7210
Email: info@districtsix.co.za

PHYSICAL ADDRESS & DIRECTIONS
District Six Museum
25A Buitenkant Street
Cape Town
8001
GPS: -33d 55' 39.344305", 18d 25' 25.134516"

District Six Museum Homecoming Centre
15 Buitenkant Street
Cape Town
8001
GPS: -33d 55' 36.940707", 18d 25' 28.475475"

POSTAL ADDRESS
P O Box 10178
Caledon Square
Cape Town
7905
REGISTRATION DETAILS
NPO registration: 005-018 NPO
PBO registration: 930004816

VISITOR ENGAGEMENTS, VENUE HIRE
AND FILM SHOOT REQUESTS
reception@districtsix.co.za

EDUCATION PROGRAMMES
mandy@districtsix.co.za

ARCHIVES, RESEARCH
chrischene@districtsix.co.za

EXHIBITIONS
tina@districtsix.co.za

GENERAL INFORMATION
nicky@districtsix.co.za

FINANCE
finance@districtsix.co.za

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