Museums, Art Galleries and Botanical Gardens

ID #1700

Kimberley Railway Museum, Kimberley, Diamond Fields, Northern Cape.

The first train arrived in Kimberley on November 28 1885. Kimberley station was built during 1886 and was officially opened on August 7 1886.  The museum is in the station building that was previously used as the station café and post office.  The museum was opened on November 28 1994 and includes:

•    Photographic Exhibition, depicting the development of the railways in the Northern Cape during the 19th and 20th centuries.
•    Velocipede (road/rail bicycle) used by Southern Rhodesian Volunteers between Bulawayo and Mafikeng (Mafeking) during the Anglo-Boer War.
•    Photographs of the royal family during their visit in 1947 as well as crockery used on the White Train.
•    Walk down memory lane and experience the bygone era of steam travel in an old wooden coach or sit in the cabin of a steam locomotive.

Open Mondays to Fridays from 10h00 to 15h30.

Platform #1, Florence Road, Kimberley Station, Kimberley, which is on the N12 northeast of Britstown, which is at the intersection of the N12 with the N10. BFKimrail.

Contct:            Box 620 Kimberley 8300
+27 (53) 838 2376 telephone
+27 (53) 838 2401 fax
e-mail: www.bdb.co.za/kimberley



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