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Be sure to book in advance to discover the fascinating world of diamonds open 7 days a week from 9am - 9pm

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the cullinan rough diamond

The Cullinan Diamond 3,106ct

The Cullinan, discovered in South Africa in 1905, is the largest gem quality diamond ever found.

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learn about the 4Cs of diamond grading

The 4Cs of Diamond Grading

Diamonds are graded using a universal system based on their colour, clarity, cut and carat-weight...

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Diamonds through the ages

Diamonds through the ages

The history of diamonds stems over billions of years and the tale is one of mystical power, beauty, wealth...

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learn about diamond shapes and cuts

Discover Diamond Shapes

Unique characteristics determine the quality for each diamond shape and cut.

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The Cape Town Diamond Museum is the only one of its kind.
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Replicas of all the worlds famous diamonds under one roof…
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The history of the South African diamond rush and how it all…
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How rough diamonds are transformed into creations of fire…
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Museums in Cape Town

The Cape Town Diamond Museum is definitely one of the museums in Cape Town that you simply have to visit. It is a little hidden gem!

Experience diamonds like never before. Learn about the diamond industry, the history of diamonds and diamonds in South Africa. You can expect an intimate tour and learning experience when visiting the diamond museum. Expect to see mining gear, famous diamond replicas, historical artifacts, specimens of natural kimberlite and much more. You will also have the chance to see how diamond jewellery is manufactured to the final product.

The museum is a non-profit organisation focused on creating a new appreciation for diamonds and the diamond industry. It is a gift from Shimansky to the public. Be sure to pop in for a tour when you are visiting the museums at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town. Book in advance to avoid disappointment.
Experience, discover, explore and learn at the Cape Town Diamond Museum.