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Natural History Museum

Features Animals
Closed Now: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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Plenty of information and interesting display

I arrived pretty late (they close at 17:00) so I couldn't visit all the museum. The entrance fee... read more

Reviewed 4 October 2018
San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
via mobile
Nice Museum

Quite a good history here loved being there it was fun to know some things that I didn't know and... read more

Reviewed 27 September 2018
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Since 1964 this four-story museum has been an important homage to the history, culture and people of Africa.
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Leopold Takawira Avenue | Centenary Park, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
+263 9 230 046
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Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

I arrived pretty late (they close at 17:00) so I couldn't visit all the museum. The entrance fee for internationals is 10 USD but if you like nature it's worth it. There are many stuffed animals that make you feel in the real bush. The...More

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Reviewed 27 September 2018 via mobile

Quite a good history here loved being there it was fun to know some things that I didn't know and good guides they were so good at what they were doing and I really liked it

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Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

We spent about two hours in this museum and throughly enjoyed it. I would recommend it as Bulawayo's premier tourist attraction. The displays are well maintained and the social history galleries in particular are very informative.

Thank angela b
Reviewed 14 July 2018

The Natural History Museum of Zimbabwe is actually the fifth purpose-built building to inhabit the area and function as a museum. Inaugurated in 1961 by the Bulawayo City Council, the present museum was funded by over 150 different trusts, companies, and private individuals. It was...More

Thank midway42
Reviewed 30 March 2018

This museum is kept to high standards and the artifacts and animals in the displays are well preserved. I enjoyed it so much the first time, that I have been back 3 more times. The staff are helpful and friendly and you can learn a...More

Thank Gugu H
Reviewed 28 March 2018 via mobile

Old needs to keep up with the times. I visited it for the first time when i was doing a school trip 20 years ago. Nothing has changed. There should be more content to get visitors excited . Surrounding gardens also need help with upkeep.

Thank FlashN6
Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

This place is at the edge of the city. There is so much contained within the building. If you are going to visit you need to set aside several hours for the visit. The establishment is due some modernisation but do let this put you...More

Thank burscoughmranthonyb
Reviewed 16 March 2018

Fairly expensive to get in, but totally worth it. It's a total step back in time with hand painted signs and a huge array of stuffed animals. Totally worth it.

Thank 3EmmaRP
Reviewed 4 March 2018

Outstanding animal, bird and insect exhibits. Well documented historical depiction of the of Zimbabwe. Interesting geology presentation. Fascinating live snake exhibition!

Thank sandyzim
Reviewed 26 January 2018 via mobile

Had a wonderful afternoon walking around the museum. I am 36 now and last visited when I was about 10 and a schoolboy in Bulawayo. Very interesting to go back after so many years. Not much has changed since then in terms of deco and...More

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Response from Malcolm B | Reviewed this property |
Your best bet would be to phone them on the following numbers ( +263) 9 250045 or 9 23004 they are also on face book