The Cape Town Diamond Museum has opened its doors to the public in the upgraded Clock Tower precinct at the V&A Waterfront. It is the only museum of its kind in Cape Town to pay homage to the history of the South African diamond industry, which began in 1867.
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. It will give visitors and citizens a first-hand experience of South Africa’s significant contribution to the international diamond industry.”
The museum has authentic artefacts that tell the story of South Africa’s diamond trade. It will show guests the journey of diamonds, from how they were shaped deep beneath the earth billions of years ago to how they are cut and polished. Visitors will also be able to see replicas of the world’s most famous diamonds.
The Cape Town Diamond Museum is open every day from 09h00 to 21h00.