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Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Cape Town’s first and only Diamond Museum


Conveniently located at the gateway to the world-famous Robben Island, the Diamond Museum is the latest in Cape Town’s list of must-see attractions. The Cape Town Diamond Museum opened its doors to the public in the newly upgraded Clock Tower precinct at the 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.


Mariette  Du Toit-Helmbold, CEO of Cape Town Tourism commented. “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 and citizens a first-hand experience of South Africa’s significant contribution to the international diamond industry.”


Featuring a number of authentic artefacts telling the amazing story of diamonds and the tale of South Africa’s diamond trade. The entire experience was designed to ensure that visitors feel the excitement and mystery surrounding these beautiful gems and learn more about one of South Africa’s greatest exports. 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 its discovery 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. Explore the romance of this fascinating era through the museum’s displays and knowledgeable guides at the Cape Town Diamond Museum