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Kimberley Mine Museum

Tucker Street, Kimberley, South Africa
+27 53 833 1557
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It is all about the history, very interesting

If you are going to take in the Big Hole, you best consider the mine museum and the tour. There is... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Good_time_Ahead
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White Rock, Canada
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day out in the town

we was her for the day to enjoy things in Kimberley. we visit the mine Museum and what a experience... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
cobusTheunissen
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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 good38%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“big hole” (61 reviews)
“diamond mining” (10 reviews)
“old days” (6 reviews)
LOCATION
Tucker Street, Kimberley, South Africa
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+27 53 833 1557
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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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"old style"
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"history lovers"
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"down memory lane"
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"mining town"
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"tour starts"
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"amazing history"
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"tram ride"
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"step back in time"
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Reviewed 2 days 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

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Reviewed 4 days 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 1 week ago

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

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Educational and historical experience. Exhibition is well curated, sleek and easy to digest. The tour guide was entertaining.

Thank Ayesha_Aheesha
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Reviewed 1 May 2018 via mobile

We did the tour and we were really impressed! The movie was great and really set the scene. Our guide David had us in stitches most of the way, and in a way he was the highlight of the tour. I was really glad we...More

Thank TravelerNix
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Reviewed 26 April 2018

The short movie was very good. The guide enthusiastic and gregarious. She got some of the technical terminology wrong though - which was cute. Loved the live town display. I will book to stay in the mine museum next time. De Beers could do more...More

Thank GinaSchroeder1972
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Reviewed 4 April 2018

Travelling on Rovos Rail, Kimberly Open Cut Mine Museum was one of our highlights. We had a great tour guide who explained the whole history of the mine in detail. This took a couple of hours. We then wandered around the museum and also went...More

Thank LoulouPortDouglas
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Reviewed 29 March 2018

Make sure to see the video before viewing the hole itself as it provides a better context for what follows. Well documented history and the tour was worth taking as it gives a feel for what was involved.

Thank Nigel W
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Reviewed 26 March 2018 via mobile

It was a fun day to spend with kids. Some of the displays needs attention and care but the overall experience was ok.

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Datchet
2 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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