The Cape Town Diamond Museum
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Fascinating, interesting and inspiring are just a few of the words that describe the exclusive Cape Town Diamond Museum. Located in the heart of Cape Town at the iconic Clock Tower at V&A Waterfront, the Cape Town Diamond Museum offers an insight into the diamond world as you have never seen it before.

Cape Town Diamond Museum artifacts 

With numerous five-star reviews on TripAdvisor, there’s no denying why this unique diamond experience remains one of the top tourist destinations in the Mother City. International and local visitors alike describe the exquisite experience at the Clock Tower as educational, child-friendly and truly captivating. Open for group bookings and for individual travellers, the Cape Town Diamond Museum is open from 9am-9pm daily with tailored add on experiences available on request.

Shimansky showroom, Clock Tower, Cape Town

After the fascinating tour of the Cape Town Diamond Museum, visitors have the opportunity to view the beautiful Shimansky showroom where finished diamond and tanzanite creations are on display. Our diamond experts will continue to tell the captivating story behind the iconic designs and the journey of each diamond, ethically sourced from mine to finger.

Visitors wanting to take home their own rare and exquisite piece of Africa, marking their special time in Cape Town forever, can do so, or they can sit down with a Shimansky jewellery designer to bring their own bespoke creation to life - ready for collection within 48 hours.



Discover the reason why the Cape Town Diamond Museum is considered the ultimate must-see destination in Cape Town. Here are a few of the outstanding reviews we’ve received from our recent visitors from around the world:

A Few Exceptional TripAdvisor Reviews


A Few Exceptional TripAdvisor Reviews
Extraordinary experience at the shop - top consultancy and discretion - best prices

“We accidentally walked by [The Cape Town Diamond Museum] on our way out from the clock tower parking and stopped at the beautiful store windows of Shimansky and their breathtaking jewellery. We quickly got help and were invited to see the back of the store behind the museum where the diamonds are manufactured. From raw diamond to the finished jewel. The consultancy from Jean-Mari was extraordinary and the discrete environment without any pressure to purchase anything was extremely comfortable. Real expertise patience and very attractive prices finally made me buy a beautiful diamond memory ring.”

- RosaMariaB202


A Few Exceptional TripAdvisor Reviews
Extremely educational visit!

“Thank you to our guide (Joscine). We visited the museum which we found extremely interesting. At the end of the tour, there was no expectation or pressure to purchase but we asked to view the store. This was a lovely experience and after two days of deliberations, we returned to purchase a beautiful ring to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary. This is such a beautiful memory of a beautiful visit to South Africa. Thank you!”

- Graze65 from Dunbar, United Kingdom


A Few Exceptional TripAdvisor Reviews
A real highlight in Cape Town

“We had the pleasure of staying 6 nights in Cape Town this January. While visiting the Waterfront we took part in a guided tour in the DiamondMuseum. We had a tailor-made tour with a very nice & professional lady lasting about 45 minutes. Everything is made of high-quality materials which delivers a nice experience.”

- Gábor T from Koszeg, Hungary


A Few Exceptional TripAdvisor Reviews
Fabulous visit

“Shimansky jewelers is a most worth a visit. I really enjoyed the museum and watching the diamond polishing. Everyone was extremely courteous.”

- Cecilia G from West New York, New Jersey


Cape Town Diamond Museum, Clock Tower, Cape Town

The Cape Town Diamond Museum is truly a must-see destination for visitors in Cape Town. Come and experience the diamond cutting and polishing process, and discover the wide selection of jewellery and beautiful designs the Shimansky showroom has to offer. Our selection of signature jewellery designs will take your breath away. Discover our classic yet contemporary designs such as the South African icon, the Millennium, and internationally patented diamond, the My Girl.

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