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McGregor Museum

5 Atlas Street, Kimberley 8301, South Africa
+27 53 839 2700
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Danish clients

Took some clients to the museum and the love it. Will definitely add this to our tour plan. Will... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Andre Y
via mobile
Run down

Visited the museum on my own and got chills as I walked in. Quite sad to see such a beautiful... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
edenrankin1
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Grahamstown, South Africa
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5 Atlas Street, Kimberley 8301, South Africa
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+27 53 839 2700
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"beautiful building"
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"old building"
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"worth the trip"
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"siege"
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"exhibits"
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"sanatorium"
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"history"
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"housed"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took some clients to the museum and the love it. Will definitely add this to our tour plan. Will maybe suggest that maintenance get more attention on the exhibitions

Thank Andre Y
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited the museum on my own and got chills as I walked in. Quite sad to see such a beautiful building looking old and run down. Lots of interesting history but cold and un-inviting.

Thank edenrankin1
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed for 2 nights in Kimberly as there was just so much to see. The McGregor museum was an excellent experience and entry was very reasonable. It was well worth the trip. I love South African history so it was a real treat for...More

Thank Mark K
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Reviewed 2 February 2018 via mobile

The museum is housed in the old Kimberley Sanatorium, a typical colonial building (creaky floors!). The displays are not new but there is plenty of interest. The Siege of Kimberly section was good, with an excellent selection of contemporaneous photos. Off-road parking.

Thank nvtu
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Reviewed 1 February 2018

Probably the best layed out and detailed museum I've ever been into . The building itsself is an amazing structure and the staff were very helpfull .

Thank Peter E
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Reviewed 31 December 2017

Extremely well put together displays of the various historical events that impacted on Kimberley. A very good account of our history - present and past. As well as the wildlife of the area. And the history of the people of the area.

Thank Marion H
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Reviewed 7 November 2017

I recently took my grandchildren to the McGregor Museum. Despite the fact that I live very close by I had not been there for over two years, I was very presently surprised by the new exhibits and upgrades/expansions the the facility. Well worth a visit...More

Thank Mike W
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Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

Gives nice overview of history of Kimberley and it's people and environment. The timeline of SA history to the current day. Set in an old sanitorium then became a hotel and also a convent. Worth a visit but give yourself an hour or more.

Thank Willem H
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Reviewed 20 September 2017

At this museum the main attraction are the art that are displayed here. They took pride in displaying local and international art. This place is known as a platform for local artists to shown their talented work.

Thank Charlotte P
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Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

For only a few Rand, we got to visit this museum. Was walking distance from hotel. The timeline displayed is very informative.

Thank Estellllle
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