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Kimberley Mine Museum

Tucker Street, Kimberley, South Africa
+27 53 833 1557
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The history of Diamonds in Kimberly

This museum is the access point to view the "Big Hole" and carries a fee. The museum gives a good... read more

Reviewed 17 May 2017
369heather
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Sandton, South Africa
A trip down memory lane

We last visited Kimberley 20 years ago and were impressed by the upgrades to the museum and the... read more

Reviewed 14 May 2017
ColmanFam
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Johannesburg, 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.
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  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
17 May 2017
“The history of Diamonds in Kimberly”
14 May 2017
“A trip down memory lane”
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Tucker Street, Kimberley, South Africa
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+27 53 833 1557
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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
Reviewed 11 May 2017

There is plenty of information, some of the stats are incredible. The layout could be a bit better to give a better guide on the timeline.

Thank Rob G
Reviewed 4 May 2017

The last time I was here was in 1989 and there was a hole and you just walked up to it. Now there is a complete visitors centre and mock village which were great. The film was well worth seeing and our guide was a...More

Thank simonsmith
Reviewed 21 April 2017

This is a lovely place to take the kids to learn about the diamonds found in South Africa. There is a lot of fun things to do for the kids

1  Thank Ryan S
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Really Informative and a real view of the past, tour guide David was really knowledgeable and a gem. Highly recommended

1  Thank Jacques M
Reviewed 14 April 2017

If you want to experience what life was about in those days then this is a must visit. By walking amongst the exhibits you can, with very little imagination, put yourself in the shoes of those people. What a wonderful experience and a visit that...More

Thank Danie92
Reviewed 24 March 2017

A small town has been set up based on the history surrounding the museum which is a must see. The actual Big Hole is a bit of a disappointment though which consists of a walkway overlooking a large hole in the ground filled with water.

1  Thank Mikebarn
Reviewed 17 March 2017

History echoes all around at this very special historical place. Great to take children or just to visit. We loved the tour and the tram ride

Thank Sula1968
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

Although you must see the Hole... The town and museum was great. The lift (elevator) is talking point long afterwards. Walking around the old mining town was enjoyed by all. Especially the kids. My favourite was the old bar.. We all loved the ride in...More

Thank Dazman626
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Datchet
Can I buy diamond jewellery at the mine museum?
3 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
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