Uganda Museum
Uganda Museum
3.5
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Though larger and more diverse collections are housed elsewhere, the hands-on traditional drums and other musical instruments are the highlight of this modest collection.
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lorenzo
Chile10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
Am so overwhelmed with ugandan culture, and history , their culture and traditions, bead work it’s so amazing.thank you Uganda
Written 14 April 2024
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Wei Jie Tan
Johor Bahru, Malaysia226 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Solo
With my international student card, I got in for 10000 shillings.

Displays are quite lacking. There's also lack of information on modern Uganda history. There's loads of wordy information that felt like they were just lifted from Wikipedia and printed on really uninspiring white paper and arial font.

Don't miss the model of traditional houses at the back of the museum.
Written 4 September 2023
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paul and monica h
Crawley, UK181 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
Museum
needs updating asap. Displays need lights, updated information about our heritage and better signage. The place looks a little dated and needs renovation. The stuff displayed is okay bit could be better.
Written 11 August 2023
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PaulDonovan R
Vancouver, Canada134 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Solo
Sad in almost every way. The nation has great cultures and so much history. This museum is a disgrace. Poorly laid out and hard to see. Dim lighting made worse by burnt out bulbs in several cabinets. Poorly done exhibits many of which seem to predate independence many decades back without any effort to use modern museum display design, lighting and signage. I saw several other good museums and display in Uganda. There are talented designers and graphics teams in Uganda just none used here.
Written 6 July 2023
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onthemove17
Dublin, Ireland25 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
This place is so dilapidated it's very disappointing. The artefacts although moderately few, are priceless, but they are displayed with such a lack of appreciation and protection of them that its another clear evidence of how little of the tourist dollars are actually used to support the preservation and display of the rich cultural heritage of Uganda. Other smaller museums around the country are far superior even if smaller.

This place could do with a major refresh, signage, fixing broken display cases, removing empty/ broken cases.

The one good thing (as with all of Uganda museums) is the people - the guides are very knowledgeable. A lady was displaying musical instruments and was kind and engaging in displaying how to play.

If you have no other place to see Ugandan history its probably worth stopping by but moderate your expectations.
Written 24 May 2023
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Ronnie M
Falkirk, UK6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
Attended the museum on the 20th April 2023 and found it a thoroughly enjoyable experience which was much more enhanced by our guide Rose , a graduate of geography and history. I would recommend that anyone visiting needs a guide for the museum as they are all very knowledgeable and take time to explain everything on the history of Uganda even before it was Uganda.
It was a fascinating visit and was surprised that some artifacts may be copies as the originals are still held in the British museum which they should in my opinion be returned.
I will visit again on my next trip
Written 5 May 2023
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Elvis R
2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Couples
I got to see the ancient Uganda native cloths, and learnt lots of historical backgrounds. The kingdoms and cultures, beadwork, art and African craft.
Written 30 January 2023
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Charlotte Beauvoisin Diary of a Muzungu
Kampala, Uganda498 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
The museum was packed!
Passed by mid Friday afternoon and the museum was full of bus loads of school kids. It's wonderful they have an opportunity to visit (but it was so busy that I decided to visit the Uganda Society library instead. What lovely, precious old books 🤩🇺🇬
Written 16 November 2022
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Jerone V
Manquin, VA283 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Family
There are many interesting exhibits in this museum relating to the culture and tribes that describe Uganda. Our guide was great and very knowledgeable, and I learned a lot.
In my opinion, some of the exhibits are too accessible (cars, drums) and should be better protected from a curious public.
I would like to spend more time for more in-depth learning. Overall a satisfying experience.
Written 10 September 2022
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Patrick H
Madison, WI112 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
This museum was the most disappointing of the national museums I visits (Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda). It is more akin to a cultural museum and not a history museum. There is no references other than 1 panel to colonization and the post-colonization history.

It is a good way to learn about the different tribes, but the info gets somewhat repetitive.
Written 14 August 2022
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