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Address: 5 Atlas Street, Kimberley 8301, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 (0) 53 839 2700
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Kimberly History Audio Visual

WoW! Oh! WoW! This is how I felt when I walk into this establishment. Impressed about the quality facility as well as the Documentary. Fascinating and a job well done to all who... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 17, 2014
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sussex
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

It is exactly 20 years since I last visited The McGregor. Since then there have been several changes but the general atmosphere is "tired". The changes mainly involve 'political' additions to appeal the New South Africa and its view of history, such as the constantly repeating video/audio loops in the recent history section - where there is no mention of... More 

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Bloemfontein, South Africa
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60 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

It was really surprising to see this well preserved museum. The signage to this place is horrible, drove by a few times. When we got there, they only accepted cash, so we had to drive to an atm first. The museum itself is well taken care iof, but it is a bit of info overload. Would be good with a... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

This Museum is really a part of the history of Kimberley and would probably be best visited in conjunction with a guide that knows the History of Kimberley, particularly during the siege period. Actually best to visit this museum as a starting point before moving on to other points of Historical interest.

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Nelspruit
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

As lovers of history (especially SA and Anglo-Boer War) my husband and I left the museum as our highlight of our visit to Kimberley. From the outset we were disappointed. Very poor signposts made us drive at least past twice. On entering the parking lot my husband had serious doubts about even getting out of the car. What is supposed... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

A wonderful piece of history. Enjoyed the additional exhibits that are also housed there. Very well presented and maintained. Not many places to sit.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

WoW! Oh! WoW! This is how I felt when I walk into this establishment. Impressed about the quality facility as well as the Documentary. Fascinating and a job well done to all who made it possible. This is a must see in Kimberley. No doubt about it!

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Bloemfontein, South Africa
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20 reviews 20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

DO want a part of history? What more can u ask. This museum must be rated as one of the top. One of the gems of Kimberley. Visited with a friend from Egypt and he was amazed.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

We rated the Mcgregor museum, but found no place to rate the Wildebeest Kuil Rock Art Museum. It is about 11km outside of town and is fully worth the time to visit. There is a great historical video, then a guided tour through the grounds of the 1000-2000 year old rock art. The best part was our guide Peatrus (sp?).... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Fantastic old mansion sensitively used as a museum covering the cultural, historical, fauna and flora and political development of the greater Kimberley area using good displays

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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8 reviews 8 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

Stop for a dose of Kimberley and Northern Cape heritage. Housed in a beautiful brown and white building that has been at times a sanatorium, a school, a hotel and a museum, the McGregor Museum has some fascinating exhibits on the natural and and cultural history of this off-the-beaten track province. The sweeping staircase you see from the front door... More 

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