Kimberley Mine Museum, Kimberley

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At Kimberley Mine Museum you can discover what life was like for fortune-seekers caught up in the 19th-century diamond rush. A selection of restored original buildings at this open-air attraction include a tobacconist shop, a pub, the city’s oldest house, and the homestead that once belonged to the De Beers brothers. A viewing platform offers the best vantage points of the giant crater, a former open-pit diamond mine that's now filled with water. With our world travel planner, Kimberley attractions like Kimberley Mine Museum can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • wandering around the museum was interesting but i expected more. many of the little shops and exhibits were a bit tatty and rather dusty, and some needed maintenance 
    wandering around the museum was interesting but i expected more. many of the little shops and exhibits were a bit tatty and rather dusty, and some needed maintenance  more »
  • Ask for David! A very entertaining guide around the museum. The museum is world class and really worth a visit - it's not just about seeing the big hole! 
    Ask for David! A very entertaining guide around the museum. The museum is world class and really worth a visit - it's not just about seeing the big hole!  more »
  • I wrote a long review of this under "The Big Hole". It surpassed my expectations. The diamond museum and the street replica of the 1800s were great additions. 
    I wrote a long review of this under "The Big Hole". It surpassed my expectations. The diamond museum and the street replica of the 1800s were great additions.  more »
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  • A nice place where is quite a lot of things to do. The short movie was nice and explained to me more about the mining history in the area of Kimberley. There are also some of the exhibitions inside about the diamonds and with the guide is everything easy to get and understand 🚀
  • This is one of those places you have to see at least once in your life. A very clean, well run museum. The big hole is something you have to see to believe and the exhibits are impressive and very informative. My kids weren't sure what to expect but we're really glad we made the stop.
  • What a wonderful outing for the kids. We learnt lots about diamond and had a wonderful experience walking around the village. The tram ride was also fun and I really enjoyable experience.
  • Informative and great for the kids to explore. The roads around the big hole especially the tram route very disappointing
  • This is one of the best maintained museum's in South Africa. This is a must visit museum.

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