Containing a wealth of Africana and other historically significant material, the library offers its visitors valuable insight into the Northern Cape, diamond mining, travel and missionary word and early printed works, including Tswana printing.
William Humphreys Art Gallery Cullinan Crescent
An important art museum, the William Humphreys houses a representative collection of South African art. In addition, its collection contains examples of the work of 16th and 17th century Flemish and Dutch Old Masters, as well as English and French Masters. At present the gallery concentrates on collecting South African works of art – paintings, sculpture, traditional African works, and illustrating the first chapter of South Africa’s art history, rock engravings from sites near Kimberley.
Duggan-Cronin Gallery Next to the McGregor Museum
This ethnographic museum depicts the cultures and life styles of the indigenous people of Southern Africa.
The core consists of the incomparable collection of 8 000 photographs taken by Alfred Martin Duggan-Cronin, mainly between 1919-1939. To this has been added further artefacts and the work of more recent photographers, including the magnificent collection of Aubrey Elliot and Jean Morris and some outstanding studies by Alice Mertens.
Rhodes’s envisaged Cape to Cairo railway passes through Kimberley, and steam train enthusiasts will have a field day when they visit the Beaconsfield Marshalling Yards. Here a few of the steam locomotives in beautiful condition are still to be seen.