Situated in the bustling heart of the world-famous Clock Tower precinct at the V&A Waterfront, the Cape Town Diamond Museum pays tribute to the world’s most precious gem, the diamond, and is a must-see for any visitor to Cape Town.
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.
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