Cape Town Diamond Museum
The Cape Town Diamond Museum is located in the Clock Tower precinct at the ever popular Victoria and Alfred Waterfront. It is the only museum of its kind in Cape Town and the first to pay homage to the extraordinary story of the South African diamond industry. You can visit for free!! Download a complimentary voucher here
The Cape Town Diamond Museum is one of Cape Town's of must-see attractions and is conveniently located at the gateway to the world-famous Robben Island. It is open 7 days a week from 9am till 9pm.
"The Diamond Museum is an exciting addition to Cape Town's diversity of attractions - telling the stories of our city and country and the journeys that shaped our history. The Diamond Museum will give visitors a first-hand experience of South Africa's significant contribution to the international diamond industry.
The museum features a number of authentic artefacts. It tells the amazing story of diamonds, and in particular the story of South Africa's diamond trade. The entire experience has been designed to ensure that visitors feel the excitement and mystery surrounding these beautiful gems. They will learn a lot about one of South Africa's greatest exports.
The museum tracks the entire journey of diamonds - from mine to finger, how they were shaped deep beneath the earths surface over billions of years, to how they are cut and polished - making it a one-stop resource for anyone with an interest in the glittering stones. Great care has been taken to show how South Africa's own diamond industry was instrumental in shaping the global industry. During the 19th century, South Africa produced most of the world's diamonds.
Since diamonds were first discovered in South Africa back in 1867, the country has produced some of the world's largest, most valuable and most memorable stones, including the Cullinan, the Hope and the Taylor Burton. Visitors can see exact replicas of the world's most famous diamonds and delve deeper into the amazing story of the South African diamond rush.