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Kimberley Mine Museum

Tucker Street, Kimberley, South Africa
+27 53 833 1557
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The museum is a real step back in time

Lots to see and more. It's is must to see and spending time at museum went so quick. I was a real... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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What a great day. Informative, fun and so educational. Kimberley is so rich in culture and history... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
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Restored buildings at this historic site include a pub, a smoke shop and the De Beers family home. The mine itself is an astonishing crater from which over 22 million tons of earth has been removed by hand.
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good36%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Tucker Street, Kimberley, South Africa
+27 53 833 1557
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Lots to see and more. It's is must to see and spending time at museum went so quick. I was a real time down memory lane looking at cars, furniture, tools, clothing and shoes and many interesting things that just brought a smile on my...More

Thank O2252GEjohnc
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a great day. Informative, fun and so educational. Kimberley is so rich in culture and history. Enjoyed the tour.

Thank Estellllle
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A visit to Kimberley is definitely not complete without spending some time at the Kimberley Mine Museum. First take a ride on the wonderful old Tram, it is such a thrill for young and old alike to ride the tram. Then walk amongst and into...More

Thank Majubandoda
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very interesting museum displaying the history of The Big Hole as well as information about diamonds. Did the tour which was good. Worth the trip

Thank AgentJHB107
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Watching the famouse singer Bobby van Jaarsveld play Afrikaans music at the restaurant whilst my son danced his robotics style on the stage, was awesome. The staff were wonderful and the food was great. The museum itslef and the the locomotives, diamond shops were also...More

Thank BrianVMoore
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place have a huge historic value to our country,you can see how the people lived in those days,first place to have electricity in our country,tells you how the diamont mining started in our country.I enjoyed the trip.Children enjoyed it as well

Thank Pottie69
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

I really enjoyed this museum but had too little time to read all the exhibits. The journey into the mine was a cool addition. Would go back.

Thank PaddySA1000
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Lovely to walk around and go on the tram ride for a bit of fun then be sure to sift for diamonds or do the old style skittles, costs a bit extra bit our kids loved it and meant we could sit and enjoy a...More

Thank Billbobbird
Reviewed 17 May 2017

This museum is the access point to view the "Big Hole" and carries a fee. The museum gives a good level of information aimed to different levels of visitor including children. There is a simulated underground section and a viewing of diamond grading to seeing...More

Thank 369heather
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

We last visited Kimberley 20 years ago and were impressed by the upgrades to the museum and the maintenance. Definitely a place to visit when you're in Kimberley. We didn't do the whole tour but saw the open pit and the "historical town". We'll definitely...More

Thank ColmanFam
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2 March 2015|
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Response from JolandyB | Reviewed this property |
Hallo there. Yes there is places inside the main building where you can buy jewellery. Even oposite the Mine there is also a jewellery company. Hope this will answer your queation