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Cape Town Diamond Museum

Level 1 The Clock Tower | V&A Waterfront, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 421 2488
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Well worth a visit

This is a private tour of the history of diamonds with lots to see and excelkent infotmation... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Sandy H
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Sunshine Coast, Australia
Must see museum

It's a cute little museum located in the V&A Waterfront. Interesting and professional! The guides... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Chandler S
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The Cape Town Diamond Museum pays tribute to the world's most precious gem, the diamond. Discover a 3 billion year old story unfold from a diamond's formation to the final polished stone. The Cape Town Diamond Museum also pays homage to the most...more
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Level 1 The Clock Tower | V&A Waterfront, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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+27 21 421 2488
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"no pressure to buy"
in 9 reviews
"jewellery shop"
in 6 reviews
"clock tower"
in 12 reviews
"beautiful jewelry"
in 4 reviews
"enjoyable tour"
in 6 reviews
"for sale"
in 10 reviews
"south africa"
in 22 reviews
"answered all our questions"
in 5 reviews
"on display"
in 9 reviews
"guided tour"
in 12 reviews
"interesting experience"
in 4 reviews
"friendly guide"
in 4 reviews
"rainy day"
in 7 reviews
"entrance fee"
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"well worth the visit"
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"robben island"
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"showroom"
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a private tour of the history of diamonds with lots to see and excelkent infotmation provided. Mondays to Fridays you can see the diamonds being cut and polished. Lovely shop at the end but no pressure to purchase. Special mention to the you...More

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CTDiamondMuseum, Manager at Cape Town Diamond Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear Sandy H, thank you for visiting the Cape Town Diamond Museum and for sharing your experience on Trip Advisor. We're pleased that Tarryn gave you an unforgettable experience and that you were able to learn a great deal about diamonds. We hope to welcome...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a cute little museum located in the V&A Waterfront. Interesting and professional! The guides were kind and knowledgable. I'd recommend this if you're looking for a rainy day activity.More

Thank Chandler S
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CTDiamondMuseum, Manager at Cape Town Diamond Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Chandler S, thank you for taking the time to share your experience on Trip Advisor. We're delighted that you found the diamond tour educational and that your guide made your experience a memorable one. It certainly was our pleasure to host you on the...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Though the place is small and located in such a manner that its not really noticeable at first, it is well made, easy, and points out the important highlights of the history. The tour is between 20-45 min depending mostly on yourself and how many...More

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CTDiamondMuseum, Manager at Cape Town Diamond Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear lisaidzikowska, thank you for taking the time to visit the Cape Town Diamond Museum and for sharing your experience. We're pleased that your guide gave you an unforgettable experience and we're thrilled that you learned so much about diamonds. It certainly was our pleasure...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I highly advise visiting this museum. I learned a lot about diamond. Stuff is friendly and nice. I enjoyed the visit. Also, it is a free visit.More

Thank Ikram B
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CTDiamondMuseum, Manager at Cape Town Diamond Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Ikram B, thank you for your review and for visiting The Cape Town Diamond Museum. It certainly was our pleasure to share our passion and knowledge on the world of diamonds with you. We hope to welcome you back to the Diamond Museum on...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

they will give the full history of how the diamonds were found in and by who and of the mines. they also willshow how are they polish and cut.More

Thank Maritza G
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CTDiamondMuseum, Manager at Cape Town Diamond Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Maritza G, thank you for your review and for visiting The Cape Town Diamond Museum. It certainly was our pleasure to share our passion and knowledge on the world of diamonds with you. We hope to welcome you back to the Diamond Museum on...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

THis museum tells it about diamonds but also the social history of the country because of gold and Diamonds. It is a muct. Be warned you are not allowed tot ake pictures of Diamonds in the cases.. they are very adament about that, and of...More

Thank Christine F
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CTDiamondMuseum, Manager at Cape Town Diamond Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Christine F, thank you for your review and for visiting The Cape Town Diamond Museum. It certainly was our pleasure to share our passion and knowledge on the world of diamonds with you. We hope to welcome you back to the Diamond Museum on...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our guide was extremely articulate and knowledgeable. It only took about a half hour and was very interesting since diamond mining played such a big role in South Africa's history. While you do exit through the showroom there is absolutely no pressure to buy. The...More

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CTDiamondMuseum, Manager at Cape Town Diamond Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear kjbgsb, thank you for visiting the Cape Town Diamond Museum and for sharing your experience. We're pleased that your guide gave you an unforgettable experience and that you were able to learn a great deal about diamonds. We hope to welcome you back to...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I know why this museum is situated out of the main drag in an upstairs location away from the tourist traffic. Totally uninteresting and a waste of timeMore

Thank EllieNorthEast
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CTDiamondMuseum, Manager at Cape Town Diamond Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear EllieNorthEast, Thank you for taking the time share your experience. Your feedback is extremely valuable to us, as we strive to continuously improve. Our Diamond Museum tour and Showroom experience pays homage to South Africa’s extraordinary diamond story and we aim to ensure our...More

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Reviewed 14 April 2018

We had to book a tour in advance here, and it really was not worth our time. While our guide was informative and professional, the "museum" part of this tour was not worth our time, and the retail section was really the destination. The one...More

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CTDiamondMuseum, Manager at Cape Town Diamond Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2018

Dear Ralph D, thank you for visiting the Cape Town Diamond Museum and for taking the time to post a review. Your feedback is extremely valuable to us, as we strive to continuously improve. Our Diamond Museum tour and Showroom experience pays homage to South...More

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Reviewed 14 April 2018

Interesting, historical information, information about diamond quality, observation of crafters, adapted to adults and children. Very limited number of guests at the same time, VIP feeling very nice, and amazing pièces in final dispaly. Don't miss out, the people to guide you are great !More

Thank Denis B
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CTDiamondMuseum, Manager at Cape Town Diamond Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2018

Dear Denis B, thank you for taking the time to share your experience on Trip Advisor. We're delighted that you found the diamond tour educational and that your guide made your experience a memorable one. It certainly was our pleasure to host you on the...More

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Ameera R
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Response from Sylvia W | Reviewed this property |
I agree with the other response from 4 days ago. About 45 min. plus any extra time you want to spend in their shop looking at all the sparkly things for sale.
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