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National Museum

Shaaban Robert Street, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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A whole of Tanzania culture in one building

It shows Tanzania culture era from time of colonialism up to present.You will see a lot and be... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Simon M
Not well curated, lights were gone.

This museum does not live up to its name. NATIONAL museum. It was not well curated, lights in the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Shaaban Robert Street, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It shows Tanzania culture era from time of colonialism up to present.You will see a lot and be amazed by tanzania hospitality.See is believing

Thank Simon M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This museum does not live up to its name. NATIONAL museum. It was not well curated, lights in the rooms were dim or gone. Liked the garden a lot though.

Thank Jae_Kim_22
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

A great way to spend the afternoon. Great walk through of the history of the Republic. Several very interesting sites to behold. We unfortunately ran out of time to see all of the different buildings worth of artifacts. Lots of school children as well who...More

Thank rmc1971
Reviewed 12 April 2017

The museum is in dire need of maintenance. The original building has been refurbished but is basically empty, and by the looks of it, will remain empty. The grounds are however well maintained and pleasant to walk around in. The displays on the history of...More

1  Thank serge d
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

I enjoyed my visit. The place could use some repairs, but it contains a lot that is worth seeing. The museum has four main parts on the second floor: natural history with a focus on human evolution; contemporary art featuring paintings and wood carvings dealing...More

Thank Thomas M
Reviewed 20 March 2017

As usual there was a charge for 'foreigners' however no literature or receipt provided. The museum does not have a logical or coherent layout and there is really very little to see. Shocking lack of artifacts. Worst museum I have visited and it really is...More

Thank Joseph H
Reviewed 12 March 2017

The exhibition areas are limited to a scat assortment of topics and illustrations. The coffee shop that others have said was quite good was not open (it was a Sunday, which might explain why). Others have talked about the display of old cars - really!...More

Thank vicspics
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Thats was my mind about this museum...a lot of space, but just few things to see :)) but...for one time to visit it is ok. price 6500- 3dolars :)

Thank Dovydas B
Reviewed 22 February 2017

Though not the most aesthetically appealing once you're inside, the museum has a wide range of art, artifacts and photographs that are generally well labelled and explained. Worth a visit if you like history

1  Thank RIANA T
Reviewed 22 February 2017

It's such a shame that with a little TLC and some investment this could be a nice little museum. It still is worth a visit. There is plenty of information there - mostly written and pictorial but worth taking the time to read. There's a...More

Thank Mums4Kids
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Is the Dar es salaam museum open on Monday? How much does it cost?
12 July 2015|
Response from Godwin M | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is, from 8am to 5pm if I'm not mistaken and it's not that expensive for foreigners
Frankrover J
Which are visitors’ services that enhance public visitation at village museum?
13 May 2015|
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Response from TotaHregg | Reviewed this property |
Yes my husband and I went to the National Museum and enjoyed what we saw, however it was not the best we have seen in East Africa ( that is in Bulawayo) but it was really worth the visit.