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Cape Town Diamond Museum

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The Cape Town Diamond Museum pays tribute to the world's most precious gem, the diamond. Discover a 3 billion year old story unfold from a diamond's formation to the final polished stone. The Cape Town Diamond Museum also pays homage to the most...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Level 1 The Clock Tower | V&A Waterfront, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

With all there is to do in Capetown, don’t waste Your time at the Capetown Diamond Museum located at the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront- no real Diamonds to see. Just a history you can read on your own.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Monica41589
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I take my second year students every year to the diamond museum. The staff are always welcoming and friendly when we go through. The museum gives you a great overview of the history of the diamond industry in South Africa, and gives you a behind...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Leonie S
CTDiamondMuseum, Manager at Cape Town Diamond Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Leonie S, that you for sharing your experience. We are delighted that we get to share our passion and knowledge on diamonds with your students. We look forward to seeing you and your next intake at the Museum soon. Kind regards, The Cape Town...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's a 20' tour hosted by a private jewelry where they briefly take you through the history of the diamond industry in SA, the process of making diamonds and an exhibition of fake replicas of the 6-7 most impressive diamonds in the world. A few...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank mdorgan
CTDiamondMuseum, Manager at Cape Town Diamond Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Mdorgan, thank you for your recent visit. The Cape Town Diamond Museum pays homage to the story of the discovery of diamonds in South Africa that shaped our economy and changed the world diamond industry forever. The tour is approximately 45 minutes in length,...More

Reviewed January 16, 2019

this self-proclaimed secret jewel of the waterfront district could really use some polishing-up. if it weren't for the free entry (everyone with a voucher can get in for free - and those you can almost get at their entry door or online) it would be...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed January 6, 2019

The jewelry store promotes this as a diamond museum but it's basically a 10 minute walk with an employee of the jewelry store through a small display of how the diamond industry evolved in SA with a promotion of how these jewelers cut their stones...More

Date of experience: January 2019
2  Thank dps_Sedona
CTDiamondMuseum, Manager at Cape Town Diamond Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Dps_Sedona, We are happy to read that you enjoyed the experience but disappointed that you felt it was a 10 minute walk through. The Cape Town Diamond Museum is a non-profit organisation dedicated to educating visitors on not only diamonds in general, but in...More

Reviewed November 9, 2018 via mobile

They do not allow me to look around myself. I have to be guided by their staff member. No regret. Very interesting explanation about Diamonds in and out of South Africa. Learned something here.More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank W7927SH_
CTDiamondMuseum, Manager at Cape Town Diamond Museum, responded to this reviewResponded December 10, 2018

Dear W7927SH_, thank you for sharing your experience. You feedback is greatly valued. Our Diamond Experience Tours are fully guided by a diamond expert on a one-on-one basis. This is so that we can offer you more insight into the world of diamonds beyond what...More

Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

Delightful short visit with a very well informed attendant. We felt well educated by the experience and would recommend it to othersMore

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Sarah N
CTDiamondMuseum, Manager at Cape Town Diamond Museum, responded to this reviewResponded December 10, 2018

Dear Sarah N, thank you for sharing your experience and for visiting the Cape Town Diamond Museum. We are delighted to be able to share our passion and knowledge on the subject of diamonds with you and hope to welcome you back to the Museum...More

Reviewed November 4, 2018

This was one of the places on our tour to Cape Town. It was quite intresting to hear the history and how the country mines for precious gems. Seeing the workers there prepare the gems was ammazing. Yes I did see something I wanted, but...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Lecia W
CTDiamondMuseum, Manager at Cape Town Diamond Museum, responded to this reviewResponded December 10, 2018

Dear Lecia W, thank you for visiting the Cape Town Diamond Museum. We are delighted that you found the history of diamonds of South Africa interesting and enjoyed watching our diamond cutters and goldsmiths at work. We do hope to welcome you back to the...More

Reviewed October 24, 2018

I am a Swede living in Cape Town, and I always bring family and friends to Cape Town Diamond Museum when they come to visit. South African diamond history is very interesting and fascinating, and they truly produce some of the finest diamond jewellery in...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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CTDiamondMuseum, Manager at Cape Town Diamond Museum, responded to this reviewResponded December 10, 2018

Dear KESRed, thank you for taking the time to share your experience. We are delighted to be able to share our passion and knowledge on diamonds with you and your family and friends. It certainly is our pleasure and we look forward to seeing you...More

Reviewed October 23, 2018

Lucky to have a personal guided tour as the other people did not turn up. However very interesting and informative visit. The guide could not have been more helpful and was in no rush to get through the tour. No pressure at all to make...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank dave2616
CTDiamondMuseum, Manager at Cape Town Diamond Museum, responded to this reviewResponded December 10, 2018

Dear Dave2616, thank you for your recent visit to the Cape Town Diamond Museum. We are delighted that you found it to be well worth a visit and hope to welcome you back to the Museum in the near future. Kind regards The Cape Town...More

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V8033BPlisav
November 30, 2018|
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Response from CTDiamondMuseum | Property representative |
Entrance to the Cape Town Diamond Museum is currently free of charge, even for tours that are not pre-booked. Although not required, booking in advance is recommended as our tours are fully guided. We look forward to... More
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Ameera R
March 1, 2018|
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Response from CTDiamondMuseum | Property representative |
Hi Ameera, the Diamond Tour is a personally guided experience of around 45 minutes in duration. It does however vary depending on your level of interest. Please visit our website to book your tour in advance. We look... More
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