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Natural History Museum

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Leopold Takawira Avenue | Centenary Park, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
+263 9 230 046
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Not just natural history

I spent a very happy 3 hours here. Enjoyed finding out more about the natural history of Zimbabwe... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Frances Elizabe... P
Bulawayo Natural History Museum

This is a clean, well kept and maintained museum. There was so much to see and I wished to have... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Harare, Zimbabwe
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Since 1964 this four-story museum has been an important homage to the history, culture and people of Africa.
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good33%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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Leopold Takawira Avenue | Centenary Park, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
+263 9 230 046
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I spent a very happy 3 hours here. Enjoyed finding out more about the natural history of Zimbabwe (as I had expected - the clue's in the name) but enjoyed even more the galleries upstairs which focus on different aspects of Zimbabwe's social history (which...More

Thank Frances Elizabe... P
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a clean, well kept and maintained museum. There was so much to see and I wished to have spent more time there. Note you are not allowed to take any photographs whilst in the museum. It is also patrolled by police who keep...More

Thank LaurenMac2011
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This has got to be the best Museum in Zimbabwe! A massive building looms before you as you approach the entrance, and then as you step inside it's as though you have entered another world. With each turn you make, there is something even more...More

Thank Karl E
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Never judge a book by its cover. Although the museum doesn't look too much from the outside, it is actually a very good museum. Entry cost me $10usd. First you walk through an interpretation of the African wilderness. It features the second largest ever mounted...More

Thank Tim B
Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

Came here to kill a few hours before a train. Nice museum with animal, geology and human history sections. Seems a little outdated with many of the paragraphs sounding quite colonial and references to Rhodesia common. Needs a little updating but nice. At 10$ entry...More

Thank Gráinne L
Reviewed 29 July 2017

I spent a few hours here after a long flight. As Natural History Museums go this was better than average and offered both a Natural and Historic views of Zimbabwe. The museum is a little tired looking but then so is much of Zimbabwe. It...More

Thank mclbteitelbaum
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Visited her recently with my children. Loads to learn and see. Well kept and well looked after a must see

Thank Nisha P
Reviewed 25 May 2017

I have been to the natural history museum in Pretoria, South Africa and was horribly disappointed with the out of date information and dated exhibits, so when I walked into this museum I was only to pleasantly surprised with the exhibits. The rock and minerals...More

Thank Nadia A
Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

The museum is very well done. This was my first trip to the area and I learned so much about Zimbabwe during my visit. Well done. My only recommendation would be making the place accessible.

Thank sarahoU6089SR
Reviewed 19 April 2017

An excellently maintained and curated museum and research facility. Clearly well managed and very interesting. Well worth a visit on a rainy afternoon in January

Thank Copey3
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Para M
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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