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Cape Town Diamond Museum

Level 1 The Clock Tower | V&A Waterfront, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 421 2488
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did this as part of a tour. Actually sort of boring but it was fun to see the diamonds. After the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
SanDiego333
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San Diego
If you are not into diamonds, don't go

It was a waste of time to us. Cheap copies of large diamonds in the 'museum', and a shop where they... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
tr128
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Sunnyvale, CA
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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 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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  • Very good28%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Level 1 The Clock Tower | V&A Waterfront, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago

did this as part of a tour. Actually sort of boring but it was fun to see the diamonds. After the tour they try to sell you.More

Thank SanDiego333
CTDiamondMuseum, Manager at Cape Town Diamond Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you SanDiego333 for visiting our Shimansky Diamond Experience and for taking the time to post a review. Your feedback is extremely valuable to us, as we strive to continuously improve. Our Diamond Museum tour and Showroom experience pays homage to South Africa’s extraordinary diamond...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a waste of time to us. Cheap copies of large diamonds in the 'museum', and a shop where they try to sell you a ring.More

Thank tr128
CTDiamondMuseum, Manager at Cape Town Diamond Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear tr128, Thank you for your review. Your feedback is extremely valuable to us, as we strive to continuously improve. We aspire to ensure our guests’ visit to the Cape Town Diamond Museum is an equally remarkable and memorable one, therefore, it would be helpful...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

A great experience, our young female guide was so friendly and helpful, we learnt a lot about Diamond mining and Cape town.More

Thank janetkent17
CTDiamondMuseum, Manager at Cape Town Diamond Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear janetkent17, thank you for taking the time to share your experience on Trip Advisor. It was our pleasure to host you at the Cape Town Diamond Museum on a Diamond Experience Tour. We trust you gained valuable insight into the world of diamonds and...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you are at the museum, ask for Roxanne Claassen! She is the most patient and service-oriented jeweller we have ever seen. Before the tour, we were already expecting the visit to culminate in a sales pitch but because of Roxanne's patience and detail in...More

Thank John H
CTDiamondMuseum, Manager at Cape Town Diamond Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear John H, thank you for taking the time to share your experience at the Cape Town Diamond Museum. We're delighted you and your partner enjoyed the diamond tour. We trust you gained valuable insight into the world of diamonds! Kind regards The Cape Town...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed the guided tour and learned much about how diamonds are found and what it takes to make them into nice jewelry.More

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CTDiamondMuseum, Manager at Cape Town Diamond Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear John P, thank you for taking the time to share your experience on Trip Advisor. It was our pleasure to host you at the Cape Town Diamond Museum on a Diamond Experience Tour. We trust you gained valuable insight into the world of diamonds...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had just returned from Robben Island and needed to change some US dollars so I headed for the Exchange beneath the Diamond Museum. I was a bit disappointed with the rate but the smiling rep (all South Africans have the most beautiful smiles, even...More

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CTDiamondMuseum, Manager at Cape Town Diamond Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Selwyn C, thank you for your recent visit to the Cape Town Diamond Museum and for sharing your experience. We're pleased you enjoyed the tour and trust you gained valuable insight into the world of diamonds. Kind regards, The Cape Town Diamond Museum Team

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is put together by Shimansky's diamonds as a homage to the diamond industry, and you get to have a guided tour, passing the craftspeople making hugely valuable jewellery and look at the displays of jewellery for sale. All incredibly tasteful and well laid out...More

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CTDiamondMuseum, Manager at Cape Town Diamond Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear D8533FQmichellel, thank you for your recent visit to the Cape Town Diamond Museum and for sharing your experience. We're pleased you enjoyed the tour and trust you gained valuable insight into the world of diamonds. Kind regards, The Cape Town Diamond Museum Team

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went to the museum because friends wanted to go. I found it very interesting to my surprise. The tour is not that long but you certainly learn about the history of diamonds, diamonds in South Africa and what makes a diamond valuable.

Thank Tess V
CTDiamondMuseum, Manager at Cape Town Diamond Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Tess V, thank you for your recent visit to the Cape Town Diamond Museum and for sharing your experience. We're pleased you enjoyed the tour and trust you gained valuable insight into the world of diamonds. Kind regards, The Cape Town Diamond Museum Team

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was part of our tour. We were briefed with a short history of diamond mining and saw a showcase of diamonds, some of the largest diamonds in the world.

Thank Chris T
CTDiamondMuseum, Manager at Cape Town Diamond Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Chris T, thank you for your recent visit to the Cape Town Diamond Museum and for sharing your experience. We're pleased you enjoyed the tour and trust you gained valuable insight into the world of diamonds. Kind regards, The Cape Town Diamond Museum Team

Reviewed 2 May 2017

This is an interesting museum that tells a little about the diamond industry. It is well run and informative. So if you have 30-45 minutes to kill at the waterfront enjoy this small museum tour

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CTDiamondMuseum, Manager at Cape Town Diamond Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2017

Dear Obaj, thank you for your review and for visiting the Cape Town Diamond Museum. We're pleased that you enjoyed the experience and trust you gained valuable insight into the world of diamonds. Kind regards, The Cape Town Diamond Museum Team

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