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National Museum

Shaaban Robert Street, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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Not a very impressive display of the country's history

The exhibition areas are limited to a scat assortment of topics and illustrations. The coffee shop... read more

Reviewed 12 March 2017
Ottawa, Canada
to drink 2 beer or 1 beer and visit museum? :))

Thats was my mind about this museum...a lot of space, but just few things to see :)) but...for one... read more

Reviewed 6 March 2017
Dovydas B
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This natural history museum exhibits numerous bones and other fossilized remains, including a cast of one family’s footprint trail left in volcanic ash over 3.5 million years ago.
  • Excellent11%
  • Very good28%
  • Average39%
  • Poor17%
  • Terrible5%
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Shaaban Robert Street, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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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

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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
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

Everything you wanted to know about Tan-Zan-ia From Tanganika and Sultanate of Zanzibar to moderne Tanzania From prehistory to Nyerere s revolution, including mammooth tusks and Nyerere s tiny Austin... and later, Mercedes 300. Interesting section on s'avère All dusty, old... in need of refurbishment...More

Thank Bernard D
Reviewed 14 February 2017

The National Museum is certainly worth a visit, but the fascinating and complex history of Tanzania is not sufficiently represented as it could be. There is a cafe you can stop at for lunch, an adjoining library that is well used, and a fantastic large...More

Thank cgore13
Reviewed 12 February 2017

National Museum and House of Culture National Museum was established in 1934 as King George V Memorial Museum and opened to public in 1940. It was enlarged and expanded in 1963. The name was changed to National Museum and House of Culture in 2003. It...More

2  Thank Tassaduqhussain51
Reviewed 7 February 2017

Our country is the cradle of civilization and I was expecting it would have so much history to explain to my kids that it might take us atleast 2-3 visits to go through the whole whole museum! But we managed to finish viewing everything and...More

Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

Not a great deal here but worth a look if you have an hour to spare. See some pictures of 'old' Dar and Julius Nyere's Rolls Royce is rusting away (ideal transport for the socialist father of independent Tanzania!)

Thank Johnny594
Reviewed 6 January 2017

Basic museum, some information on the slave trade in east Africa. Do not need to spend a lot of time here to see the exhibitions. Some interesting fossils also. The old cars are interesting.

Thank PamF47
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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
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.