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Address: 5 Atlas Street, Kimberley 8301, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 (0) 53 839 2700
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Forgotten but interesting

There are actually two McGregor Museums in Kimberley; I haven't been to the main one that most people are reviewing, but I have been several times to the satellite, the McGregor... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 12, 2015
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

There is heaps of interesting information about South Africa, sport and the British rule in Kimberley

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Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

The signage to the museum is pathetic and it took me some time to find it. I found very little of interest, the main theme being political and very little of the early history of the area. I would not recommend a visit.

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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

There are actually two McGregor Museums in Kimberley; I haven't been to the main one that most people are reviewing, but I have been several times to the satellite, the McGregor Memorial Museum, which is on Chapel Street in the centre of town.It seems to get very few visitors, but is fascinating if you are interested in the history of... More 

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sussex
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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149 reviews 149 reviews
60 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
8 helpful votes 8 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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Address: Address: 5 Atlas Street, Kimberley 8301, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 (0) 53 839 2700
Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Northern Cape  >  Kimberley

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