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Lamu Museum

P.O.Box 48, Lamu Island, Kenya
+254 42 633073
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Fascinating Culture from the past.

For a small Museum, it offers so much history into the Past culture of the Swahili people. I... read more

Reviewed 8 March 2016
Avee H
Wonderful museum

Great museum, very atmospheric and full of interesting objects and incredible doors. Nice staff... read more

Reviewed 1 March 2016
Kirsty M
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Lamu Island, Kenya
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Reviewed 8 March 2016

For a small Museum, it offers so much history into the Past culture of the Swahili people. I personally found that the Wedding procedures were extremely interesting. It is advisable to have a Local Guide with you to explain everything. Your Ticket admission gives you...More

1  Thank Avee H
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Reviewed 1 March 2016

Great museum, very atmospheric and full of interesting objects and incredible doors. Nice staff. Highly recommended.

1  Thank Kirsty M
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Reviewed 12 February 2016

Don't expect a museum to European standards, after all this island is the oldest Swahili town, founded in 1370(?). Its people are proud of their cultural heritage, We went round with an elderly guide which added to the ambience of the museum. The trip ended...More

2  Thank Shulimingi
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Reviewed 9 January 2016

The museum has great artefacts but needs some TLC. It could do with a nice video clip where a visitor could get a commentary on this area and the Swahili Coast and culture.

Thank Mwambao
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Reviewed 6 January 2016

The Lamu Museum is housed in a small single storey building. It consists of of items dating back to the 16th century. Some pottery items from China and the far east. It also contains models of various types of Sail boats used by the residents...More

Thank Masood-Kheraluwala
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Reviewed 8 October 2015

An hour or so is all that is required for this museum, but it is an affordable way to learn more about the history of Lamu. A guide is not necessary since the exhibitions are rather self-explanatory, but if you do use one, be sure...More

1  Thank Abigail G
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Reviewed 11 September 2015

A unique part of the history of Kenya and Lamu. Mainly static displays, but views and building worth seeing. Be mindful of touts asking for entry fee when they are not officially part of the museum.

Thank Ali C
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Reviewed 15 August 2015

Most of the rooms are used as offices and the rest were locked, so we could only walk around the courtyard. A lot more can be done to make this an place of interest. Tourists are charged K shs 500/- and citizens are charged 100/-...More

Thank smatlock10
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Reviewed 8 July 2015

Interesting museum, describing the old history of Lamu. The museum is situated in the middle of the old Lamu town?

Thank Sidney P
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Reviewed 5 July 2015

So much history and culture retained in this museum. The roof top gives a great view of the town. There is an entrance fee based on residency. Guides are available.

Thank Essie M
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