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

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The museum is small but has a good collection of military "stuff". Staff at the front desk not so helpful, in fact it smelled as if the one person was intoxicated. Not a good... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Rob K
Napier, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand
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New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is perhaps THE museum in Kimberley and it covers just about everything from the original aboriginal people right up to a moving photographic exhibit of the riots and violence that accompanied the struggle to overturn apartheid. The building itself is a delight - originally designed as a hotel (?) and then a sanitarium and then the HG for the... More 

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Western Cape, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We went to McGregor Museum to get the keys to Rudd House. After some delay, we were sent to the next door Duggan Cronin Gallery whose curator turned out to be the most helpful and pleasant person. He took us over to Rudd House and we had the most interesting and informative hour and a half going over this old... More 

Thank martinsI5126OJ
Napier, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum is small but has a good collection of military "stuff". Staff at the front desk not so helpful, in fact it smelled as if the one person was intoxicated. Not a good reflection. The buidling and the grounds are well kept. It's worth visiting.

Thank Rob K
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6 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016

Give yourself plenty of time to appreciate the general military, WW1 and WW2 exhibits - very comprehensive.

Thank Mark R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016 via mobile

The McGregor have allways mesmerized me! I've had the privilege of visiting this iconic museum for many years and every time I learn something new and exciting! Can't wait for my next round!

Thank Jano U
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016 via mobile

This museum is not located in the most classic tourist guides. beautiful colonial-style interiors, the history of the two world wars and the evolution of man from apes up to the modern man. To visit absolutely! Staff friendly.

Thank Massimiliano F
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2016

Having spent many childhood years playing around the grounds and in the museum, it somehow seemed smaller and less grander than when I was younger. The museum seems to have less than previously, but what is there is still very interesting and enjoyed going through the museum again after many years. Could do with a bit of refreshing and cheering... More 

Thank Shepooh
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2016 via mobile

It is a lovely building from a bygone era. The central staircase is very imposing. A special exhibition - Between States of Emergency - provides a poignant reminder of the role journalists played in exposing Apartheid abuse between 1985 and 1990 in South Africa. This was in stark contrast to the mix of exhibitions on Karoo ecosystems, archaeology and military... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2016

Initially I didn't want to visit the museum, but I'm really glad I did. The museum building itself, is beautiful and the history interesting. The museum houses a very comprehensive history of the area, the army base, the Anglo Boer War, the city's history and even the two World Wars.

Thank Liela-M
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2016

Visited during a short trip to Kimberley. Beautiful entrance hall with wooden steps. Well preserved wooden floors. History of world war and South Africa's involvement. Well worth visiting if you love history

Thank Charles P

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