McGregor Museum
McGregor Museum
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CandzSouthAfrica
South Africa169 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
Housed inside a beautiful old building full of history, the extent of this museums exhibits is a fascinating surprise.
Whilst the building is in need of a little TLC, it doesn't take away from all the interesting displays and knowledge to be found down the various passages and rooms.
Upstairs is a section on the Kimberley Regiment and the World Wars. Downstairs is a Natural History display, as well as a Timeline through the ages... Along with detailed models and informative visual displays.
This is definitely a museum worth visiting and supporting if you are in Kimberley!
Written 21 October 2023
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Campbell
Johannesburg, South Africa119 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
I've never been to such a good museum in my life. The museum was full of info and had many different sections. The receptionist was very helpful when you needed help and it was extremely cheap.
Written 29 August 2023
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Heather N
Johannesburg, South Africa5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
Very impressed! Lots of info on the history of the country and Kimberly! Only fault is the screeching bird noises on the animals section!
Written 13 April 2023
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botsSA
Durbanville Hills, South Africa29 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
For a small town, this really is a museum that packs in quite a bit. If one is visiting for the first time, I really don't think one will be disappointed in any way. We enjoyed the history section with our kids. The natural science section wasn't great, but go for the history and you'll really enjoy it. Even our kids of 11 and 13 enjoyed the interesting displays and the wealth of information.
Written 12 July 2022
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GrietMM
Kimberley, South Africa56 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022 • Family
As a Kimberley resident for 32 years, a lover of history and someone who has dragged tens of scores of visitors, both local and international, through the historic sites of Kimberley repeatedly, I was hard-pressed not to cry when visiting the museum again today. We plan to leave and my adult children wanted to say goodbye to the landmarks of their youth. The museum itself is dilapidated, the wooden balcony held together with danger tape, the hall of “firsts” in South Africa- Kimberley’s claim to fame- first streetlights, first nursing school, first aviation school, first female pilot, first stock exchange, etc, all gone. Why on earth remove that? The young (friendly) staff on duty had not the faintest idea what I was referring to. Extensive war exhibition which has little bearing on the city itself. For the rest: too much information which has to be read, nobody visiting a museum has time for that. Animal exhibits either empty or existing of age old not well preserved exhibits, fur coming off. Nothing interactive for children. A sad experience echoeing the distressed state of a once glorious city.
Written 8 January 2022
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Eugene S
Sandton, South Africa778 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021 • Couples
The building itself is magnificent. Wonderfully semi restored old Heath hydro for the well healed of the day. A good attempt has been made to capture moments of importance relating to the siege of Kimberly and then subsequent wars. These displays need a little more work to be perfect.
Written 9 November 2021
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SabrinaColombo
Thabazimbi, South Africa104 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021 • Couples
I went to this museum a bit skeptic as the website was terrible. However I was very surprised! The house of the museum itself is really interesting and all the things exposed provide great and interesting information. There is a wildlife section/natural museum side and then a lot of history starting from the bushmen to the second world war.
I highly recommend it!
Written 8 March 2021
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Phil G
Leyland, UK114 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Some excellent displays in this quiet little museum and very well laid out. It covers the wildlife, and early man right up to modern day wars. Not expensive to visit and somewhere to pass a good few hours just soaking up the history of Kimberley. Recommend a visit in your in the area.
Written 11 February 2020
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Jdewitt7108
Milnerton, South Africa164 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Family
Beautiful house, just expected more. You can see they have a tight budget but there is much more rhat can be done to this museum, everything is there, more focus on the inside will go a long way.
Written 23 December 2019
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Valerie C
Maidstone, UK52 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
This museum leads one through the history of Kimberley and natural elements in a systematic and interesting way. Sadly, though we could find no cafe there.
Written 6 December 2019
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