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National Museum

| located in Lobamba next to the Parliament building, Lobamba, Swaziland
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Overview of Swazi history

The museum gives visitors an overview of the swazi history and culture. The life size figures make... read more

Reviewed 26 June 2017
kdgarlipp
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Pretoria, South Africa
Swaziland National Museum

Quite informative. Educational. The place has some interesting displays of beehive village and... read more

Reviewed 16 March 2017
Lance_Kerwin
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Tromso, Norway
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This cultural museum and adjacent beehive hut village were established in 1972.
  • Excellent17%
  • Very good26%
  • Average40%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible4%
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“history” (6 reviews)
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| located in Lobamba next to the Parliament building, Lobamba, Swaziland
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Reviewed 26 June 2017

The museum gives visitors an overview of the swazi history and culture. The life size figures make it come alive. The exhibition on the wildlife is bland and the cars of the government and the wildlife exhibit need to be re-arranged to appeal. The wall...More

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Reviewed 16 March 2017

Quite informative. Educational. The place has some interesting displays of beehive village and Swazi culture, You'll also find a cattle enclosure. The museum stands well in a very bright garden and contains exhibits of the history and archeological facts about Swaziland.

Thank Lance_Kerwin
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Reviewed 2 January 2017

The only real museum in the country, this provides an overview of the history, fauna, and politics of Swaziland. There are exhibits tracing the history with old tools. There are some ethnographic displays. There are some stuffed animals. There are even some old cars driven...More

Thank dmittleman
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Reviewed 21 January 2016

She is a small country but you will be surprised when you get to know more about their culture. beautiful country.

1  Thank Ebenezer M
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Reviewed 8 January 2015

Read the previous 4 reviews and you'll get a good view of this place - it's a good museum but it could certainly do with a bit of work. The price is high by local standards at E80 (by European standards it's fine), for what...More

2  Thank Geoffy
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Reviewed 9 November 2014

The price seemed at first a bit high (80 rand), but after the visit we found it worth it. This museum is well set up, with a comprehensive overview of Swazi history, traditions & culture and nature. This gave us a real "feel" of the...More

1  Thank Judith R
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Reviewed 23 August 2014

I got a bit lost travelling and passed the sign to the National Museum, so I decided to take a look. I thought R80.00 entrance was a bit much! But what a pleasant visit. Well presented information. Very informative. I loved the videos which showed...More

Thank Jking29
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Reviewed 24 January 2014

Not much to see and no one gives a rats butt .Really light didn't even work on one side .The king is a disgrace he lets his country go to ruins

1  Thank vANislanderBc
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Reviewed 24 October 2013

We bought the joint ticket to see the national museum and memorial park (120 rand) and found it to be expensive for what we got. The museum is small and split into 3 parts - culture, nature, and a replica village. Considering that it's the...More

2  Thank daisey_1_1
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Reviewed 9 September 2013

Small museum that gives an overview of the history of Swaziland. Not a lot to see and it is a little rough around the edges but interesting enough. Good videos on the reed dance and customs. When we visited a bus load of school children...More

1  Thank holidayseeker
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