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National Museum

Shaaban Robert Street, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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Great museum

A great way to spend the afternoon. Great walk through of the history of the Republic. Several... read more

Reviewed 16 April 2017
Washington, D.C.
via mobile
Still Worth a Visit

The museum is in dire need of maintenance. The original building has been refurbished but is... read more

Reviewed 12 April 2017
serge d
Chipata, 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 good28%
  • Average40%
  • Poor16%
  • Terrible5%
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Hours Today: 09:30 - 18:00
Shaaban Robert Street, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

A great way to spend the afternoon. Great walk through of the history of the Republic. Several very interesting sites to behold. We unfortunately ran out of time to see all of the different buildings worth of artifacts. Lots of school children as well who...More

Thank rmc1971
Reviewed 12 April 2017

The museum is in dire need of maintenance. The original building has been refurbished but is basically empty, and by the looks of it, will remain empty. The grounds are however well maintained and pleasant to walk around in. The displays on the history of...More

1  Thank serge d
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

I enjoyed my visit. The place could use some repairs, but it contains a lot that is worth seeing. The museum has four main parts on the second floor: natural history with a focus on human evolution; contemporary art featuring paintings and wood carvings dealing...More

Thank Thomas M
Reviewed 20 March 2017

As usual there was a charge for 'foreigners' however no literature or receipt provided. The museum does not have a logical or coherent layout and there is really very little to see. Shocking lack of artifacts. Worst museum I have visited and it really is...More

Thank Joseph H
Reviewed 12 March 2017

The exhibition areas are limited to a scat assortment of topics and illustrations. The coffee shop that others have said was quite good was not open (it was a Sunday, which might explain why). Others have talked about the display of old cars - really!...More

Thank vicspics
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Thats was my mind about this museum...a lot of space, but just few things to see :)) but...for one time to visit it is ok. price 6500- 3dolars :)

Thank Dovydas B
Reviewed 22 February 2017

Though not the most aesthetically appealing once you're inside, the museum has a wide range of art, artifacts and photographs that are generally well labelled and explained. Worth a visit if you like history

1  Thank RIANA T
Reviewed 22 February 2017

It's such a shame that with a little TLC and some investment this could be a nice little museum. It still is worth a visit. There is plenty of information there - mostly written and pictorial but worth taking the time to read. There's a...More

Thank Mums4Kids
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

Everything you wanted to know about Tan-Zan-ia From Tanganika and Sultanate of Zanzibar to moderne Tanzania From prehistory to Nyerere s revolution, including mammooth tusks and Nyerere s tiny Austin... and later, Mercedes 300. Interesting section on s'avère All dusty, old... in need of refurbishment...More

Thank Bernard D
Reviewed 14 February 2017

The National Museum is certainly worth a visit, but the fascinating and complex history of Tanzania is not sufficiently represented as it could be. There is a cafe you can stop at for lunch, an adjoining library that is well used, and a fantastic large...More

Thank cgore13
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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.