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Not worth a penny

Been to this museum and found nothing interesting, no exhibition, just an elephant building filled... read more

Reviewed 21 September 2018
setlhomor
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Waterford, Ireland
via mobile
Make sure you go at the right time

This museum is probably not an attraction too many if there is no special exhibition at the time... read more

Reviewed 5 June 2017
Roy d
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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21 Sep 2018
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9 Oct 2018
“Closed”
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Reviewed 9 October 2018 via mobile

We turned up to see the Art Gallery and the next door museum. There were lots of staff hanging around both places, but neither were open. The museum is being renovated (really?) And the art gallery gave no reason. Help tourism by having these attractions...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Peter F
Reviewed 4 October 2018

Visited whilst in town and disappointed to find that it had been closed since 2016 and won't be open until further notice! Not the best advert for tourism in Botswana.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank coffeedoctorpeter
Reviewed 21 September 2018 via mobile

Been to this museum and found nothing interesting, no exhibition, just an elephant building filled with old stuff, not interesting at all

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank setlhomor
Reviewed 30 August 2017

In short: the national museum is closed. I went here with my parents and managed to get in after all. The government official said they were rebuilding and redecorating the galleries, but we were welcome to have a look around. It's free. The funny thing...More

Date of experience: May 2017
2  Thank Ilse v
Reviewed 5 June 2017

This museum is probably not an attraction too many if there is no special exhibition at the time. The normal exhibits are interesting and informative, but many have been there a long time and need some updating. Some sections look a bit depressive. The museum...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Roy d
Reviewed 1 May 2017

There was a photo exhibition on at the Art Gallery and the very helpful curator provided an excellent background on the Castro Photographs. Good place.

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Goatshave
Reviewed 12 April 2017

the museum is packed with everything you might like t know about Botswana and our culture. from our traditional clothetorys, food and history.

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank StayEasyInn
Reviewed 28 February 2017

The person at the information booth was totally uninformed and really quite rude. She just could not be bothered even answering questions about whether the art gallery was open. A rubbish experience. stay away, who know when it will open again.

Date of experience: February 2017
1  Thank ericon991
Reviewed 23 January 2017

I was very disappointed to see that none of the displays has been updated since my previous visit.Many many years ago. Exhibits still broken, not very intresting

Date of experience: February 2016
3  Thank FoodJames
Reviewed 18 November 2016

When I got there, a gentleman pointed out a sign that the building closed in April for renovations. Since it was September, I was a little confused. He then told me the contractor stopped showing up and the renovations are stalled. They let me walk...More

Date of experience: September 2016
1  Thank harado
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Peter F
9 October 2018|
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Not in the near future. Taxi driver said it has been closed for 2 years
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molupek
8 April 2018|
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Response from Peter F | Reviewed this property |
Cant tell you, we werent allowed in
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