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

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Liela-M
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Pretoria, South Africa
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Pretoria, South Africa
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34 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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Monte Vista, Western Cape, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

These buildings date back from the diamond digging times. This building is in a very good condition and houses a large amount of historic artifacts.

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Thank Jan V
Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

Very informative history of Kimberley from different perspectives. Peaceful gardens. We were disappointed that the museum shop was closed when we visited.

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Pretoria, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

The McGrecor Museum is recently upgraded and really worth the visit. It is neat and clean with very friendly staff assisting. Friendliness is a trade in the Northern Cape,especially Kimberley, known as the Jewel of the NC. The Museum is well represented and very accessible with lots of parking space.

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Thank Lanie474
Johannesburg
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016

Beautiful facade to be admired when you arrive, authentic period fittings inside. But this is no period piece with furniture and costumes. Rather, it provides a comprehensive overview of the history and human development in the area. I particularly appreciated the poster and AV displays on the struggle in the Northern Cape leading up to democracy. Interesting military display upstairs,... More 

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Thank emeleeJohannesburg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2016

The McGregor Museum was beautiful. Visit it especially to see the architecture of the museum itself. Behind the museum is the Dugger Gallery -- also a must.

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Thank Lauren H
Upington, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 MoonriverGHOffice
Keetmanshoop, Namibia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 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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