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Kimberley Mine Museum

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Tucker Street, Kimberley, South Africa
+27 53 833 1557
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Nice!

This is an very interesting place to visit. We really enjoyed it. It is well put together. Set... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
mrvspn
via mobile
Good but not great.

The Big Hole really is just that - a massive hole in the ground. What makes it impressive is the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
WallasBallas
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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 good37%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“big hole” (65 reviews)
“old town” (12 reviews)
“diamond mining” (10 reviews)
LOCATION
Tucker Street, Kimberley, South Africa
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+27 53 833 1557
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"diamond mining"
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"old days"
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"tourist shops"
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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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"mining town"
in 7 reviews
"old style"
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"down memory lane"
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"historical sites"
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"tour starts"
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"amazing history"
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"tram ride"
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is an very interesting place to visit. We really enjoyed it. It is well put together. Set aside plenty of time if you’re a reader since it’s a self guided tour. Lots of historical information.

Thank mrvspn
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Big Hole really is just that - a massive hole in the ground. What makes it impressive is the history and the stories that surround it, and while the museum tour makes some effort to conveying this, it fails to really bring home what...More

Thank WallasBallas
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very interesting place. Here you can see how mining started and developed in South Africa. The Big Hole is great

Thank DanMar999
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a fulfilling experience. if one is interested in history or just like to see how it was done a long long time ago, take time and go and visit the Kimberley Open mine and Museum. Afterwards one cam go and visit the occidental bar...More

Thank Stefan01234567
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It seems as if some of the attractions that were there for years are disappearing. The "paid" inside tour of the museum and seeing the big hole is fantastic, but the free attractions of the old houses and businesses were a disappointment. Many of the...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was one of the historical sites on my bucket list and I was not disappointed. It was excellent and we spent almost the whole day there at the mine and the old town. Was an experience I would do again.

Thank Mark K
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you are going to take in the Big Hole, you best consider the mine museum and the tour. There is a considerable amount of information and historical value to take in, they have done an excellant job of constructing this center. I found the...More

Thank Good_time_Ahead
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we was her for the day to enjoy things in Kimberley. we visit the mine Museum and what a experience it was. it took you many years back

Thank cobusTheunissen
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Reviewed 10 June 2018

I loved the old mining town everything around it was so spectacular and I loved it. I would recommend anyone to visit.

Thank augustiner2018
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Reviewed 28 May 2018

An excellent place to visit, staff are extremely helpful and the attraction is kept very clean. The information displayed and provided by the guides is very interesting and the museum town provided a feeling of nostalgia.

Thank Mark S
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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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