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Address: 5 Atlas Street, Kimberley 8301, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 (0) 53 839 2700
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Full of Treasures

Well, I have to say that finding this museum was a pleasant surprise. It is full of treasures ranging from history to the modern time, is well presented, well maintained and well... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 11, 2015
Lamu99
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Nairobi, Kenya
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Upington, South Africa
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22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

I loved learning about the history of the NC and never knew that Kimberley so rich in culture just was a bit too busy when I got there.

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Thank Ashwill V
Keetmanshoop, Namibia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

Very disappointed to get there at 3pm on a Saturday afternoon, a time advertised as one when the museum open, to find it locked and closed. Found Kimberley very disappointing overall, had expected to find out more about the history of the place - not really possible when one of the main museums closed.

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Thank Glen N
East London, South Africa
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36 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

A lovely stroll through town with the plan to spend a bit of the afternoon exploring local history in the McGregor Museum ended in disappoiment this Saturday afternoon when we were greeted by locked gates at 3pm. The sign at the gate promised an open Museum until 5pm every Monday to Saturday (except Christmsa day). Unless they have moved Christmas... More 

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Thank nickytravels2014
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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134 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

The museum is set in a characterful colonial building. It contains comprehensive displays covering just about every aspect of Kimberley's history. Staff were friendly and helpful.

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Thank louisageary
Nairobi, Kenya
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108 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

Well, I have to say that finding this museum was a pleasant surprise. It is full of treasures ranging from history to the modern time, is well presented, well maintained and well guarded. It is however a little way out of town and does not always follow its own timetable. I also came a away wondering what this museum wants... More 

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Hastings on Hudson, New York
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53 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

An engaging crazy quilt of history, geology, and culture. In a building that is itself worth the trip. Go.

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Thank HowardB118
Kimberley, South Africa
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

On visiting this museum, I was very impressed by the historical exhibits as well as the wildlife exhibits.Not only are the exhibits in excellent condition, but the info regarding them is interesting,well-researched, factual & correct. Truly a worthwhile visit, & I would, without hesitation, recommend that locals & visitors pay this museum a visit.

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Thank kmbrown
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

So much history in one place, very interesting. A beautiful building, need to spend at least an hour here. Closed my eyes and could imagine all the past that came through here

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Thank martinfamily27
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36 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

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

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Thank 2ThereAndBack
Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
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53 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 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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