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Cape Town Diamond Museum

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Address: Level 1 The Clock Tower | V&A Waterfront, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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+27 21 421 2488
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The Cape Town Diamond Museum pays tribute to the world's most precious gem,...

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 famous South African diamonds and showcases specimens of Kimberlite rock dating billions of years old. Situated in the bustling heart of the Clock Tower precinct at the V&A Waterfront, the Cape Town Diamond Museum is a must-see for any visitor to Cape Town. Book in advance recommended.

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The museum is small but you get to learn a lot about diamonds. How they are mined, the different kinds, etc. Our guide was very knowledgeable.

Reviewed April 2, 2016
Jim M
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Toronto, Canada

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Toronto, Canada
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed April 2, 2016

The museum is small but you get to learn a lot about diamonds. How they are mined, the different kinds, etc. Our guide was very knowledgeable.

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Thank Jim M
CTDiamondMuseum, Manager at Cape Town Diamond Museum, responded to this review

Dear Jim M, We're pleased that you found the Cape Town Diamond Museum very interesting and we thank you for visiting. It is our pleasure sharing our appreciation for the world's most treasured gemstone, the diamond, with you. Kind regards The Cape Town Diamond Museum Team More 

Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed April 1, 2016 via mobile

Such an interesting tour of the history of the diamond industry in SA. Gareth was fantastic, tailoring the information to suit adults and children alike. The kids were enthralled from start to finish. Would highly recommend this tour

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CTDiamondMuseum, Manager at Cape Town Diamond Museum, responded to this review

Dear vik1971141, thank you for your recommendation and for sharing your experienced. We're thrilled that you and your children enjoyed the tour Gareth gave. We certainly hope to welcome you back to the Museum in the near future. Kind regards The Cape Town Diamond Museum Team More 

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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed March 29, 2016 via mobile

Awesome, very informative. STUNNING jewellery on display. I would recommend this for anyone that is interested in the history of diamonds, a little history about South Africa, and someone interested in buying a unique piece if jewellery.

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CTDiamondMuseum, Manager at Cape Town Diamond Museum, responded to this review

Dear Mohamed S, thank you for taking the time to share your experience on Trip Advisor. We are delighted that you had a great experience and thank you for your recommendation. We certainly hope you will visit the Cape Town Diamond Museum again in the near future. Kind regards The Cape Town Diamond Museum Team More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed March 29, 2016 via mobile

Wow wow wow!! What an incredible experience! The staff are beyond friendly and knowledgeable! We spent over an hour walking around and they happily accommodated us! Everyone went out of their way to make sure we enjoyed our time their even though we did not purchase anything. An absolute must on your trip to Cape Town! So professional and informative.... More 

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CTDiamondMuseum, Manager at Cape Town Diamond Museum, responded to this review

Dear Mevilj, it was our pleasure hosting you on a personally guided tour at the Cape Town Diamond Museum. We thoroughly enjoy sharing our knowledge on diamonds with our guests and thank you for sharing your experience. We hope to welcome you back to the Museum in the near future. Kind regards, The Cape Town Diamond Museum Team More 

wirral
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed March 26, 2016

We went to see the museum one day but we had to make an appointment as you are taken around individually. That wasn't a problem we went back. We were shown around and a history of how diamonds are made, where they are found and how the Cullinan diamond came about. The lady gave us the talk discussed the way... More 

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CTDiamondMuseum, Manager at Cape Town Diamond Museum, responded to this review

Dear onthegoWirral, thank you for your recent visit to the Cape Town Diamond Museum. We are pleased that you enjoyed our personally guided tour and trust that you came away with a vast knowledge on diamonds. It is certainly our pleasure sharing this with you and we do hope to welcome you back to the museum in the near future.... More 

Bolton, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed February 23, 2016

Visited on an overcast day. The experience involves a guided tour and educational film on the 5cs and history of the Kimberley mines before going into the jewellery showroom where the cutters and polishers are working in the workshops. Gareth our guide was fantastic fielding our questions and gave us time to look around the exhibits and the jewellery displays.... More 

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CTDiamondMuseum, Manager at Cape Town Diamond Museum, responded to this review

Dear Hodgy67, thank you for visiting the Cape Town Diamond Museum and for sharing your experience. It was a pleasure sharing our knowledge and passion on diamonds with you and are pleased that you enjoyed the tour offered by Gareth. Kind regards The Cape Town Diamond Museum Team More 

Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed February 20, 2016

So interesting to see diamond cutting and polishing up close. lovely guide Shaheema is a delight !Remember to book ahead to get the tour for free

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CTDiamondMuseum, Manager at Cape Town Diamond Museum, responded to this review

Dear Flipfl0ps10, thank you for your recent visit to the Cape Town Diamond Museum. We're pleased that you found the diamond tour interesting and enjoyed learning about the world's most precious gem from our diamond experts. Kind regards The Cape Town Diamond Museum Team More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Reviewed February 19, 2016

Learned so much, beautiful place, amazing diamonds and fabulous staff. Can't say enough nice things about this place it was a highlight of our trip and we almost missed going here. Love it

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CTDiamondMuseum, Manager at Cape Town Diamond Museum, responded to this review

Dear AnaTheWhitehouse, thank you for taking the time to share your experience at the Cape Town Diamond Museum. We're delighted that you enjoyed the tour. It was an absolute pleasure sharing our knowledge on diamonds with you. Kind regards The Cape Town Diamond Museum Team More 

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6 attraction reviews
Reviewed February 12, 2016

This was one of the Capetown stops on our S. African tour. It was interesting to see the history of diamond mining in South Africa and the diamonds on display were beautiful! After the tour, we (of course) went into the showroom to see the jewelry and have a complimentary glass of wine. Make no mistake about it... it was... More 

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CTDiamondMuseum, Manager at Cape Town Diamond Museum, responded to this review

Dear SallyJ, thank you for your recent visit to the Cape Town Diamond Museum. We're so pleased that you loved the diamond experience tour and it certainly was our pleasure hosting you. Enjoy the perfume, we trust it will bring fond memories of your South African vacation. We do look forward to welcoming you back to the Museum on your... More 

middle england
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84 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed February 8, 2016

A short walk from the waterfront and a pleasant visit. You get a glass of wine, and the usual sales pitch at the end, but not a hard sell.

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CTDiamondMuseum, Manager at Cape Town Diamond Museum, responded to this review

Dear Opticook, thank you for your review. We're delighted that you found the diamond experience tour to be interesting and informative; and look forward to welcoming you back to the Museum in the near future. Kind regards The Cape Town Diamond Museum Team More 

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