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Natural History Museum

#2 of 14 things to do in Bulawayo Features Animals
Leopold Takawira Avenue | Centenary Park, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
+263 9 230 046
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The best natural history museum in Southern Africa

I have been to the natural history museum in Pretoria, South Africa and was horribly disappointed... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Nadia A
Well done

The museum is very well done. This was my first trip to the area and I learned so much about... read more

Reviewed 5 May 2017
via mobile
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Since 1964 this four-story museum has been an important homage to the history, culture and people of Africa.
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good32%
  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Leopold Takawira Avenue | Centenary Park, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
+263 9 230 046
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been to the natural history museum in Pretoria, South Africa and was horribly disappointed with the out of date information and dated exhibits, so when I walked into this museum I was only to pleasantly surprised with the exhibits. The rock and minerals...More

Thank Nadia A
Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

The museum is very well done. This was my first trip to the area and I learned so much about Zimbabwe during my visit. Well done. My only recommendation would be making the place accessible.

Thank sarahoU6089SR
Reviewed 19 April 2017

An excellently maintained and curated museum and research facility. Clearly well managed and very interesting. Well worth a visit on a rainy afternoon in January

Thank Copey3
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Provides and extensive catalog and displays of history, geology, animals, birds and insects. Features a library as a major source for scientific and educational activities and embraces a comprehensive library and exhibition galleries.

Thank hikwam
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Wonderful experience, learnt and discovered a lot. A good place for anyone interested in biodiversity of animals. Will recommend comfortable shoes.

Thank Jackie C
Reviewed 19 March 2017

This museum is a wonderful series of displays that cover the natural history of a wonderful area and has a wonderful selection of displays of a wide biodiversity

Thank Rhodesia1965
Reviewed 6 March 2017

interesting exhibitions of animals and historical artifacts i loved the early pioneers exhibition it was eye opening to me.

Thank Yvette C
Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

I have visited this museum often over the years. I think they have made a huge effort recently to revitalise it. In the central area there are cases of terrifying snakes, fascinating! The basic layout of the museum is unchanged and is superb. So many...More

Thank Horse91dancer
Reviewed 23 January 2017

I had an extensive tour of the museum today. The first hall (large animals) and the mining exhibition are somewhat interactive with the visitor walking through interesting spaces (and not just glass cases)

Thank Gina H
Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

I don't exaggerate when I say this is a world class museum enclosed in a time capsule from 1980s. The animal exhibits are superb and not in the least macabre and the mounted elephant is magnificent. The cleanliness and maintenance of the premises is immaculate...More

Thank mikeynaas
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Para M
Hello, can I please have an email address of the marketing team as I would like to communicate with them.
22 December 2016|
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Response from Malcolm B | Reviewed this property |
Your best bet would be to phone them on the following numbers ( +263) 9 250045 or 9 23004 they are also on face book