Contact Information

Phone: +27 (0)21 421 2488
Museum Hours: 9am – 9pm, Monday to Sunday
Office Hours: 9am – 5pm, Monday to Friday

Book your guided tour in advance to avoid disappointment.

A Must See Attraction

Situated in the bustling heart of the world-famous Gateway to Robben Island at the Waterfront, the Cape Town Diamond Museum pays tribute to the world’s most precious gem, the diamond.

Discover a 3 billion year old story unfold from a diamond’s formation to the final polished stone. Explore the origins of South Africa’s famous diamond industry, and get introduced to some of the great names in diamond history, including Cecil John Rhodes, Barney Barnato and the Oppenheimer family.

The Cape Town Diamond Museum also pays homage to the most famous South African diamonds, such as the 3,106 carat Cullinan rough diamond discovered in 1905 and showcases specimens of Kimberlite rock dating billions of years old. Life-size replicas of the famous diamonds that have adorned royalty, the rich and the famous are also on display.

  • A must-see for any visitor to Cape Town
  • Conveniently located at the Gateway to Robben Island
  • Free admission on presentation of voucher

Book in advance to avoid disappointment.


Address: Level 1 The Clock Tower
Waterfront, Cape Town, 8001
South Africa
View Map
GPS Co-ordinates: 33°54’27.30″S 18°25’21.50″E