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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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excellent tour ,well set out

The Big Hole museum is surrounded by the Old mining town which is free to enter and walk around. this group of buildings replicate mining life and is very interesting. there is a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
packyderm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Big Hole museum is surrounded by the Old mining town which is free to enter and walk around. this group of buildings replicate mining life and is very interesting. there is a hostelry where food and deink can be bought and is a nice place for lunch or evening drink. Local bands play here on a Sunday. there are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots of artifacts from the old mining days... very well preserved historical sites...must Visit My third visit but still amazing

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was so proud to be a South African visiting the Big Hole and museum. If only all our sites worth remembering was presented in this way! The guided tour was fantastic, the guide included everyone big and small in the group and the place was just great. We enjoyed this as a family but I would recommend it to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

To appreciate all Kimberley has to offer , you must pre-read the historical significance of the town. This way you get to appreciate all it has to offer with the highlight being the Big Hole and the Kimberley Mine Museum. After seeing the Hole, we were taken on a tour of the Mine Museum and found this most interesting. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The story of the sacrifice of thousands of men. the wealth of the very few in comparison with the blood of so many others. Strong and Sad.

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Kimberley, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visit the mine museum in Kimberley and feel you are transported more than a century ago to the original town.

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Thank LazaroR R
Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lets take a trip down memory lane. Buy a diamnd & explore how the mind operated & enjoy the old town. Have fun seeing how our ancestors lived in the old days. Our travel companion' s grandfather was married in the little church which was interesting to know & experience. Great half way stop for our jouney yo Mosu Lodge.

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Arkadelphia, Arkansas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2016

Part of the Big Hole site. Provides interesting background information about the Big Hole and surrounding area. Enjoyed but prices are too high, too touristy.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

Had the opportunity to take a tour here. Its well worth it and most informative. Very friendly staff and guide. A must visit if in the area!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2016

It was a very interesting experience. Well done for the up keep of the museum. Now a days we experience that places are not up kept. It was so nice to walk back into history and walk through the old town and a must do is to get onto the tram for a ride into Kimberley.

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