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Address: 5 Atlas Street, Kimberley 8301, South Africa
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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 September 29, 2016
Rob K
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Napier, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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44 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2017

Loved the history and learned a lot. A must-see if you visit Kimberley. You need about 2 hours to go through it.

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Thank Meryl A
Johannesburg, South Africa
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22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2017

A really interesting museum. We were there 3 hours and didn't even cover a quarter of the museum. Would love to go back some time

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Thank Camilla54
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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91 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2016 via mobile

Fascinating museum with lots of local and war history. Really well presented in a beautiful building. Was really quiet when we were there . Spent a happy 2 hours looking around.

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Thank simonsmith
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2016 via mobile

This beautifully kept old sanatorium has it all. History of the ages, through the origins of man and religion. If you are in town definitely make a stop over. At only R25 entry it's worth every cent.

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South Africa
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2016

This is a very special museum in Kimberley. It has a small collection that displace something for everyone taste. In this museum you are going to find at least one thing that you have not seen in other museums in South Africa. This building from the time of Cecil J Rhodes till today had different purposes in the community. This... More 

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Thank coreejesp
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2016

Not such a good museum , coffee shaop would have been good ........................................ Need to rethink what the customer requires

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

We could've spent longer exploring this museum as it was so interesting. The building itself has direct links to Cecil Rhodes as he resided there during the siege of Kimberley. The staff appeared to be extremely proud of this facility, and rightly so. Well worth a visit if you are interested in history of the places you visit.

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Thank Nigeltd
New Mexico
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540 reviews
294 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 221 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016

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 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016

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 

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Napier, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand
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75 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2016

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.

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