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Kimberley Mine Museum

Tucker Street, Kimberley, South Africa
+27 53 833 1557
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An absolute gem (!) in the middle of historic Kimberley! A MUST SEE...

From the diamond vault to the "underground" mine to the cinema presentation to the photographic... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Eric L
A must see

What a great place to see and learn about the diamond rush, we enjoyed every minute of it and will... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
PaulvdNest
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Newcastle 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.
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good35%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“big hole” (55 reviews)
“old town” (12 reviews)
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Tucker Street, Kimberley, South Africa
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+27 53 833 1557
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Reviewed 1 week ago

From the diamond vault to the "underground" mine to the cinema presentation to the photographic exhibition ... this is truly an attraction worth visiting and SO different from the usual boring museaums found around the world. We loved it!

Thank Eric L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a great place to see and learn about the diamond rush, we enjoyed every minute of it and will surely be back for more, love the way the old town was preserved, well done guys, I will be back soon for another visit and...More

Thank PaulvdNest
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What an amazing place with amazing history. The web site says it opens at 9am but that's the shops, if your pressed for time like us you can view the big hole from 8am! You can also walk around the original buildings and town that...More

Thank Grant M
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Dont miss out on the visit to the tour of the museum. Its worth all the time and money. Entrance reasonable and exciting

Thank OumaK2014
Reviewed 12 August 2017

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 9 August 2017 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 31 July 2017

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

1  Thank Majubandoda
Reviewed 24 July 2017

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 22 July 2017

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 22 July 2017 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
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Datchet
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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