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Kimberley Mine Museum

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Tucker Street, Kimberley, South Africa
+27 53 833 1557
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Rich History

the history of this place was so good, an experience to be felt and a moment to take your breath... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Johannesburg, South Africa
Very interesting

Well worth the visit - we did this as part of the Big Hole Guided tour & found it very interesting... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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.
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good36%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“big hole” (58 reviews)
“old town” (12 reviews)
“old days” (6 reviews)
Tucker Street, Kimberley, South Africa
+27 53 833 1557
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Reviewed yesterday

the history of this place was so good, an experience to be felt and a moment to take your breath away. comfortable shoes, dress down and relaxed. during the summers it is very hot.

Thank I6431YVashleyp
Reviewed 1 week ago

Well worth the visit - we did this as part of the Big Hole Guided tour & found it very interesting & worth taking the extra time to have a good look at all the exhibits & information which the guided tour skips through very...More

Thank rozzie1Joburg
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited with family on Sunday afternoon. As this was peak season, it was fairly full. The tickets are reasonably priced and information on hand is detailed. One needs to spend almost a day to really extract all the details. However the guided tour that provides...More

Thank yoganathan g
Reviewed 15 December 2017

Compare what Gold Reef City did with their much less impressive site, to the lacklustre but expensive outing at this museum. It feels like a public sector gravy train rather than the tourist spot it should be.

1  Thank Torm_UI
Reviewed 12 December 2017 via mobile

I've been to the Big Hole on several occasions. I always visit again and again because of the wonderful time that I have at this place. I enjoyed the guided tour and found the information very interesting. You definitely need to take the tour that...More

Thank Annalien d
Reviewed 27 October 2017

There is so much to see that you must set aside enough time not to have to rush through. A step back in time.

1  Thank MildaF
Reviewed 23 October 2017

we as family enjoyed the visit very much my youngest was very surprise with the explosion and at first screamed when it happened but when he saw we are laughing about it he was okay my son that are in matric read about everything that...More

1  Thank este_erasmus
Reviewed 5 October 2017

From the diamond vault to the "underground" mine to the cinema presentation to the photographic exhibition ... this is truly an attraction worth visiting and SO different from the usual boring museaums found around the world. We loved it!

Thank Eric L
Reviewed 3 October 2017

What a great place to see and learn about the diamond rush, we enjoyed every minute of it and will surely be back for more, love the way the old town was preserved, well done guys, I will be back soon for another visit and...More

Thank PaulvdNest
Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

What an amazing place with amazing history. The web site says it opens at 9am but that's the shops, if your pressed for time like us you can view the big hole from 8am! You can also walk around the original buildings and town that...More

Thank Grant M
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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