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Kimberley Mine Museum

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Address: Tucker Street, Kimberley, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 (53) 833 1557
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Restored buildings at this historic site include a pub, a smoke shop and...

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.

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I use to think the same old same old history thing of Kimberley is getting on my nerves but this was kind of interesting. It depends on how you look at it.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Ashwill V
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Upington, South Africa
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Upington, South Africa
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22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I use to think the same old same old history thing of Kimberley is getting on my nerves but this was kind of interesting. It depends on how you look at it.

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Thank Ashwill V
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

It was a great experience, it was my girlfriend's first visit, and my first one in a while! I was very pleased with the renovation!

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Thank Jano U
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The museum is cleverly arranged and well presented to give the traveller the history behind this diamond mine. It made the wealth of individuals and the country; started wars and brought men from far afield to seek their fortunes. None more famous than Cecil Rhodes the sickly colonialist who had countries and universities named in his honour. Conditions for the... More 

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Freising, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A great stay with intensive emotions close to the people of the former time. Well prepared exibitions of all parts of the live in the time of the diamond fever. Very detailed performance.

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Thank JohannesK453
Kimberley, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was fascinating to see the tools, the mine shaft, the diamonds. Even the replicas of the ones that were taken to Europe. The lift experience is also quite memorable, right along with the movie.

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Thank Zamajobe
Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of the Congo
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27 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The historic mine museum is an amazing agglomerate of historic buildings as they existed during the time of mining. Many of the buildings are open, so step inside and imagine how history was written at that time. - The big hole can nowadays be accessed through a modern building with exhibitions, curio shop and all these things tourists may (or... More 

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Thank Frankgeo
Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really informative, well presented, had lunch in the old town at the bar, really amazing food had a lovely time, workers could put more effort into being more friendly and ensure the museum and surrounding areas are clean with no litter! I would also suggest the momentos are sold in the old town from one of the old buildings could... More 

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Thank Carmelvw
South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great for adults. Kids where very bored after a short while. The display is outdoors and can get very hot.

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Thank arshadm706
Hammanskraal, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016 via mobile

World class museum! We'll thought through! Very well laid out, has just enough information and intriguing displays to keep one interested. A well balanced portrayal of the history and the life of the diamond rush. Well trained guides and well priced

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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

Went on mining museum tour qith our 7 year old. Tour includes historical video, view of the hole (WOW), underground tour with sound and interactive elements and then a museum display with diamond facts, diamonds and displays related to the days and conditions during the diamond rush and subsequent years. Well done. Worth doing.

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