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Kimberley Mine Museum

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Address: Tucker Street, Kimberley, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 (53) 833 1557

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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We visited as a group of 12 approx. 2 weeks ago on the Titan "Tracks of Africa" tour as a stop off whilst on the Rovos Rail. You pass through security on the way, in which I... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We visited as a group of 12 approx. 2 weeks ago on the Titan "Tracks of Africa" tour as a stop off whilst on the Rovos Rail. You pass through security on the way, in which I thought was odd as surely you should be searched on the way out of a Diamond Museum!!! We were taken round by a... More 

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Jamshedpur, India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

It is part of big hole tour and covered with same entry ticket. The guided tour covered the museum that displays several uncut & polished diamonds of different shape and colour in a safe vault; information on essential qualities of diamond i.e. carat, clarity, colour, cut etc.; story-telling about the history of diamond mining in that area etc. The tour... More 

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Foz do Iguacu, PR
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There has been a lot of effort to attempt to replicate an old mining town, it does provide a quality experience especially as some of the buildings are accessible and have some kind of theme. Whether the pub (good food and beer) or the beer tasting, or the various smaller exhibits. I enjoyed the walk through and the experience, plenty... More 

1 Thank OneWayorReturnPlease
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

An insightful and rather morose experience of the diamond discovery era in South Africa. With the backdrop of such mineral wealth one would expect its profits to have enhanced the living standards of the community.However under the rule of capitalism the fruits of this mine benefited only a handful.Nonetheless the tour was thoroughly enjoyable.Our guide made sure everybody was attentive... More 

Thank Pops H
Kimberley, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I think for foreign travellers this a place of interest especially if they are not knowledgable about how diamonds are mined and what diamonds have been found in our area. Also the history of Kimberley is interesting as this town caused much havoc in the past due to the diamonds

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A fun time for any person looking for some history..and a bit of action and fun all in one..it was well enjoued by the tour group who i joined with an amazing tour guide..was full of excitement and laughter..suitable for and hitorical lover or somebody just looking for a fun outing..!!😆🖒

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Machynlleth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a half day tour as part of our Rovus rail journey. We were met at the station by our guide and given an excellent tour of the big hole and old mine. The film telling the history of the mine was fascinating as were the demonstration mining areas and the old mining town with lots of its original... More 

Durban, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The museum was very interesting with how it all came about and very informative with a short film before the start of the tour

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

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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