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National Museum

Shaaban Robert Street, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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Had a very enjoyable few hours spent here. The building is a little run down but it houses some... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Laura H
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Full of History

Its a place the tries to make the past memories of year ago come to life. It can be human... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Maxwell S M
Lusaka, Zambia
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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 good29%
  • Average39%
  • Poor16%
  • Terrible5%
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Shaaban Robert Street, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a very enjoyable few hours spent here. The building is a little run down but it houses some very interesting artifacts and information about the development of human kind and the history of the country. The old cars used by past presidents are in...More

Thank Laura H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Its a place the tries to make the past memories of year ago come to life. It can be human development, slave trade, arrival of explorers, rulers and game movers in the Tanzania and political development. Its all there and you have very informed guides

Thank Maxwell S M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The museum covers three themes: human development in Africa, history of Tansania and historic cars. Exponate are quiet interesting -especially bones of historic animals- but presentation was unambiguous.

Thank René S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The National Museum is the repository of the historical treasures and memories. It's a great place to visit to see understand the people, culture and the history of Tanzania.

Thank Omoniyi_David
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

Good excellent place to visit and a place where you can know about the city history and journey of the development of this beautiful city. I suggest government should develop some more places like this for the world travelers.

Thank Bhuwan J
Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

The museum has a lot of different titles inside from ancient history to nowadays. It consists 2 buildings. The first one has 2 floors. These second one was unfortunately closed.

Thank kosmylinandrei
Reviewed 10 September 2017

This museum is in much need of a good update. There is interesting info about the east african slave trade, petrogylphs, the country's first president, trading routes, etc. but all of the exhibitions are extremely out of date and not at an international standard, fit...More

Thank Poveshom
Reviewed 6 September 2017

A small museum with mainly paleoanthropological exhibits, and an interesting room on African petroglyphs. Good enough to kill half an hour, and the entry fee is reasonable.

Thank Ανδρόμαχος Δ
Reviewed 28 August 2017

a visit to Dar es Salam should include a visit to the museum. It contains some interesting historical facts relating to Tanzania, however I felt that perhaps it needed a little 'tarting' up...or a little more 'love'. Obviously money would be required to do this,...More

Thank MyallTeaGardens
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

Actually...it is in fact a construction site :) So we paid entrance and then there was literally nothing to see.

Thank Denny E
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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.