Mutare Museum

Mutare Museum: Address, Phone Number, Mutare Museum Reviews: 3.5/5

Mutare Museum
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raynhiwatiwa
Mutare, Zimbabwe13 contributions
Our Heritage Unveiled
Oct. 2018 • Friends
Great place to see where most of the goods we are so proud of come from as well as wonders from l over Zimbabwe. Good layout place with friends to spend some time not only to learn about Zimbabwe's rich past but also the vision of its future. The only unlikable thing is that the memorabilia is not always well dusted.
Written 2 July 2019
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KeduKudzi
Harare, Zimbabwe234 contributions
Not Much to See
Mar. 2019 • Solo
Compared to its peers in Harare, Gweru and Bulawayo with fantastic displays, I'd say this place is just below average not quite poor. The cars are interesting but expected more from a transport focused museum I must say. Place needs tidying up and a neater finish. Perhaps add more to the collection too.
Written 23 March 2019
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raynhiwatiwa
Mutare, Zimbabwe13 contributions
Good
May 2017 • Business
Good old school feel to all the things they have. Fascinated by the cars available but they are not being maintained. Materials were dusty and there were poor customer service.
Written 5 April 2018
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JillG411
London, UK87 contributions
An opportunity missed
Feb. 2018 • Friends
It cost $10.00 to get into the museum, which I thought was a bit steep. It was very old fashioned, with lots of labels to read. Some of it was in such darkness that it needed a torch to read the lables! The facts were interesting and I loved the old photos and the steam train in the grounds. This museum needs a cash injection and a serious update.
Written 18 March 2018
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Maputojane
Maputo44 contributions
Mutare's most informative and delightful attraction
Mar. 2017 • Family
This very centrally located city destination CANNOT be missed by the tourist. There is so much to see and take in, you will be glad you did not miss it. The Natural Science chamber has a display on most habitats, but also included is a mock up of the Rivers Save/Runde confluence, where marine animals have been located in Zim. The colonial history is demonstrated in a series of windows, and each requires attention, as life in Old Mutare is beautifully portrayed. More animals, including birds, snakes, fish, mammals and fish are on show. There is a geology tunnel, great! Takes you into tribal history and life, some as it occurs in the rural areas to this day. Its a fantastic and interactive hall. Don't forget the living Bee Hive with glass sides.Then to THE most amazing collection of weapons you will see in Zimbabwe. Through now to the Motor Vehicle hall, its a must for enthusiasts. This overflows to the outdoors to include old trains, farm equipment and vehicles invented for use against landmines and ambush during the war of the 60s and 70s. Luckily a closed chapter, and Zimbabwe has moved on. This is a wonderful Museum and time capsule. Children love it!
Written 17 May 2017
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MissCharity
Harare, Zimbabwe9 contributions
A lot of Zim Colonial History
Dec. 2016 • Couples
It's a good affordable outing. Made for a great stop en route visiting the Bvumba. There' s a lot of colonial history.. I would have loved to have more info and artifacts related to the histories of the various Manica people groups.
Written 27 April 2017
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Samuel M
Mutare, Zimbabwe2 contributions
Mutare [Umtali] Museum
May 2016 • Solo
Have been visiting this museum since 1969, which is the official Transport Museum in Zimbabwe. My last visit was in 2012 when I had flown home from overseas to see my parents. I decided to visit the museum. It has the famous Jack Tar, steam locomotive which played an important role during the early railway years of 1890s. More could be done to expand the museum and introduce more displays of period transport. Other interesting displays include the Zawi burial collection, live snakes-Gabon vipers, python and the outdoor aviary. There is no date going back to 2012, so I have put date of visit to reflect 2016, sorry about this.
Written 13 April 2017
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asteenbok
Grande Prairie, Canada2 contributions
YESTER YEAR'S ANTIQUES.
Mar. 2016
Mutare is my favorite place in Zimbabwe. The mountains are breathe taking. Additional are the antiques of historical and artistic treasure which are a master piece.
Written 30 January 2017
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LawrenceSambiri
Harare, Zimbabwe16 contributions
Historical visit
Nov. 2016 • Business
We went there as we wanted to catch up on missing links in our history and we are so grateful that the staff customer care was just second to none.
Written 20 January 2017
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John C
Harare, Zimbabwe489 contributions
Armoury
Dec. 2016 • Friends
A wide variety of pre-independent Zimbabwe weapons on show. The canon outside is a clear invitation to fans of history and warfare. The steam engine is a must see
Written 29 December 2016
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