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Natural History Museum

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Open today: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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Wonderful museum

We spent about two hours in this museum and throughly enjoyed it. I would recommend it as... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
angela b
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Superb museum with a vast array of offerings.

The Natural History Museum of Zimbabwe is actually the fifth purpose-built building to inhabit the... read more

Reviewed 14 July 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 days ago 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 Flash N
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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Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

We took our preschool there as we had done a project on reptiles. The children loved seeing all the animals although a few were terrified of the animal noises.

Thank gkconnery1967
Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

Still has one of the best archaeological and historical exhibits in Africa. Very fun afternoon well spent.

Thank Claude 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