Kimberley Mine Museum

Kimberley Mine Museum: Address, Phone Number, Kimberley Mine Museum Reviews: 4.5/5

Kimberley Mine Museum
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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.
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Naturist Tour & Travel
Cape Town, South Africa4 contributions
If you love to go back to 1867 this is the ultimate experience.
Jul 2021
Visit the early diamond digging started in 1867, see the old time shops and digger shops replicas. Stand on the ramp overhanging the big hole done by hand. These diamond hole is shut down when a underneath river opened up and starting to fill with water. Most of the mining equipment and hand made machines are left behind. Today after all this years the level of the toxic water rising by about 3 inches per year.
Written 24 July 2021
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ncock831215
95 contributions
INTERESTING MUSEUM
Mar 2021
Definately worth a visit. Plenty of things to do and it was clean and well maintained. Just a pity the tram was not working
Written 24 March 2021
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Melissa
South Africa31 contributions
Loved it
Jan 2021 • Friends
Wonderful museum. I walked out full of knowledge. It was a great experience. It's a must see if you are near the area
Written 13 January 2021
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Phil G
Leyland, UK114 contributions
Excellent display of old buildings and artifacts
Jan 2020
Situated right next to the Big Hole, this museum has a unique collection of 1900ish buildings and artifacts. Very quiet the day I visited, though I expect it does get busier at the weekend. You can have a ride on the tram if you so wish, don't know the cost or how long the journey was, but overall well worth a visit.
Written 11 February 2020
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Geoffrey K
Dubai, United Arab Emirates9 contributions
Interesting period museum
Jan 2020 • Family
This is an extremely interesting open air museum dating from diamond-rush Kimberley. Wonderful collection of homes, businesses and general lifestyle from 150 years ago. Great visit
Written 28 January 2020
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Saie Lapazi
Sydney, Australia801 contributions
Highlight of my Visit to Kimberley
Jan 2020
Th Kimberley Big Hole Museum is really the second part of visiting the Big Hole. I would suggest you do the tour of the mine first and then spend time in the museum with its impressive historical displays. The timeline wall is a feature, I would suggest you spend time reading this.
Written 27 January 2020
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Gavin
Johannesburg, South Africa12 contributions
Museum Buildings at the Bighole
Jan 2020
The surrounding buildings at the Bighole represented the museum.
A lot of the buildings were closed to the public (I think this was done to preserve the property).
What buildings thatt were accessible, were very interesting. Theree were vintage cars, mine equipment viewing as well as a typical house layout from that era.
The display in the closed shops was also interesting (photoshop, cigarette making shop to name a couple)
Written 24 January 2020
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Mishell S
52 contributions
Doing a tour at the diamond mine #bighole
Jan 2020 • Couples
Elisa was a wonderful tour guide, the museum is interesting and I would recommend that people should visit the museum when in Kimberley. The experience at the bighole was the highlight, definitely worth the visit.
Written 13 January 2020
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Accoglient
19 contributions
Kimberley hole museum
Dec 2019 • Family
The museum was good, the film show good but the tour guide through the mine was poor, we couldnt understand what he was saying and he didnt seem too interested.
The other sad thing is the litter...on the tram ride which is very short, all it showed was the litter on the inside and outside of the museum property.
We need to improve on keeping areas clean, especially our cultural tourist areas.
Written 8 January 2020
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MelBlackshaw
8 contributions
Over-night stop
Jan 2020 • Family
Thank you, David, for a wonderful tour. My family enjoyed the experience thoroughly. David has an amazing sense of humour and involves visitors along the way, even my young children.
We highly recommended stopping here.
Written 3 January 2020
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