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McGregor Museum

5 Atlas Street, Kimberley 8301, South Africa
+27 (0) 53 839 2700
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Ranked #4 of 8 Attractions in Kimberley
Type: Museums
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English first
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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East London, South Africa
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

Step back in time, a museum more suited to museuming 50 or so years ago! While exhibits are interesting and informative, the style is quite dated and old fashioned. Exhibits are mostly old and a little moth eaten. Some exhibits incomplete with black gaps or missing displays. McGregor Museum is not suited to visitors with children as all exhibits are... More

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South Africa
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

We visited the museum at 2pm on the 17th April, 2014. The person in charge had already turned all the lights of and we were told that all government employees are finishing at 2pm due to the fact that it was Good Friday the next day! Eventually he reluctantly switched all the lights back on and opened up for us,... More

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Surrey
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173 reviews 173 reviews
25 attraction reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Ok if you have a hour or so to spare. Beautiful building but exhibits bit disorganised and disjointed and felt more aimed at school groups

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

Very helpful person at the info center. Museum well laid out. Did not really like the comparison of RSA to the USA in their comparison to segregation of races and colour

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Johannesburg
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

Loved this historic hotel turned into a museum of, well, life really. Evolution with lots of artifacts on show, the natural world with lots of stuffed animals which I hope died a natural death! A very detailed history of South Africa since the 1600s. A lot to take in but worth a visit.

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Kimberley, South Africa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

The original home of Cecil John Rhodes now a museum showing the lifestyle of the diamond era. Well worth a visit

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Vergelegen
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

I am not much of a museum person, but enjoyed the visit to the McGregor. My Dutch relatives on the other hand were captivated by the displays and spent until closing time in the museum. The wide variety of displays and specifically the relevance of the displays impressed them. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Will visit again when next... More

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