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Kimberley Mine Museum

Tucker Street, Kimberley, South Africa
+27 53 833 1557
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Really well done!

We did the tour and we were really impressed! The movie was great and really set the scene. Our... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
TravelerNix
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Johannesburg
via mobile
Much improved after 2000 trip

The short movie was very good. The guide enthusiastic and gregarious. She got some of the technical... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
GinaSchroeder1972
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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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.
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good38%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“big hole” (60 reviews)
“diamond mining” (10 reviews)
“old town” (11 reviews)
LOCATION
Tucker Street, Kimberley, South Africa
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+27 53 833 1557
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"old days"
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"entry ticket"
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"definitely worth the visit"
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"tourist spot"
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"interesting things"
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"guided tour"
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"old style"
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"history lovers"
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"tour starts"
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"down memory lane"
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"mining town"
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"amazing history"
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"tram ride"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We did the tour and we were really impressed! The movie was great and really set the scene. Our guide David had us in stitches most of the way, and in a way he was the highlight of the tour. I was really glad we...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The short movie was very good. The guide enthusiastic and gregarious. She got some of the technical terminology wrong though - which was cute. Loved the live town display. I will book to stay in the mine museum next time. De Beers could do more...More

Thank GinaSchroeder1972
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Reviewed 4 April 2018

Travelling on Rovos Rail, Kimberly Open Cut Mine Museum was one of our highlights. We had a great tour guide who explained the whole history of the mine in detail. This took a couple of hours. We then wandered around the museum and also went...More

Thank LoulouPortDouglas
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Reviewed 29 March 2018

Make sure to see the video before viewing the hole itself as it provides a better context for what follows. Well documented history and the tour was worth taking as it gives a feel for what was involved.

Thank Nigel W
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Reviewed 26 March 2018 via mobile

It was a fun day to spend with kids. Some of the displays needs attention and care but the overall experience was ok.

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Reviewed 11 March 2018

Was very interesting to see first hand the scale of the big hole. The movie presentation was interesting, giving a good idea of the overall history. The local guides accents were quite strong so I noticed that overseas tourists largely could not get what was...More

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Reviewed 24 February 2018 via mobile

The history and experience of seeing the Big Hole was interesting, recommend you book on a tour, these are less Ryan an hour and very informative.

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Reviewed 12 February 2018

This museum and outdoor facility show the history of mining for diamonds in Kimberley. The film was especially good, but unfortunately the guide did not speak English well or clearly enough to be effective. It was a shame and we had to revert to google...More

Thank Jane I
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Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

One place to see when in Kimberley as you get the full diamond mining history story. It brings to life how Kimberley was when in its prime.

1  Thank maddiePortsmouth
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Reviewed 29 January 2018

A must when in Kimberly, the tour cost about R120. There is also a train ride around the mine for about R10. A little restaurant for a small bite but its definitely worth the visit. There is a pub and other eating area's at the...More

Thank 334raven
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Datchet
3 March 2015|
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Response from JolandyB | Reviewed this property |
Hallo there. Yes there is places inside the main building where you can buy jewellery. Even oposite the Mine there is also a jewellery company. Hope this will answer your queation
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