Cape Town Diamond Museum International Museum Day banner 2012

Celebrate International Museum Day

The 18th of May is International Museum Day, which was established by the International Council of Museums in 1977. This day aims to raise awareness on how museums are integral to the development of society, and a day where international recognition is given to museums for their contribution to our world’s culture.

The Cape Town Diamond Museum is the only museum of its kind in the Mother City and the first to pay homage to the extraordinary story of the South African diamond industry.

It was also during the 19th Century that South Africa produced the majority of the world’s diamonds and, in honour of this bygone era, visitors are invited to come and celebrate International Museum Day from Friday 18th May until Sunday the 20th of May 2012 at Cape Town Diamond Museum, for a first-hand experience of South Africa’s significant contribution to the international diamond industry. Visitors can re-live the romance of this fascinating period by exploring the museum’s stunning displays with the assistance of a knowledgeable guide, ensuring a new found appreciation for the diamond industry.

The museum features a number of authentic artifacts that tell the amazing history of the diamond, and in particular the story of South Africa’s diamond trade. The tour was designed to ensure that visitors experience the excitement and mystery surrounding these beautiful gems and learn more about one of South Africa’s greatest exports.

Join us from 18th – 20th May and receive complimentary entry to the Cape Town Diamond Museum.