Kimberley Mine Museum, Kimberley

4.5
Must see · Specialty Museum · Museum
At Kimberley Mine Museum you can discover what life was like for fortune-seekers caught up in the 19th-century diamond rush. A selection of restored original buildings at this open-air attraction include a tobacconist shop, a pub, the city’s oldest house, and the homestead that once belonged to the De Beers brothers. A viewing platform offers the best vantage points of the giant crater, a former open-pit diamond mine that's now filled with water. With our world travel planner, Kimberley attractions like Kimberley Mine Museum can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • 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...  more »
  • 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  more »
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  • Such an amazing and informative tour. You really get sucked back to the 1800's
  • Amazing museum with a great overview of the history of colonization and mining in South Africa.

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