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Kisumu Museum: a show case of culture, plants and animals

The Kisumu museum show cases the culture of the luo people. Houses within a homestead are spatially located based on their inhabitants (notably the heirachy of the wives). Visit... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
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Kisumu, Kenya
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

There is a lot to learn from the museum like i learned about the threatened fish species in lake Victoria and then the ages dance troupe is pure entertainment.They'll get your ribs cracking and if they engage you in their dance,that's a memory that will forever be stuck with you.I still can't forget the dance

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Kisumu, Kenya
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The Kisumu museum show cases the culture of the luo people. Houses within a homestead are spatially located based on their inhabitants (notably the heirachy of the wives). Visit the homestead and probe the musuem staff for more information. There is a snake house and a snake garden; in the snake house there is a collection of pythons, vipers, and... More 

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Kenya
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

I mostly liked this place because I'm into snakes, and it has the biggest rock python I've ever seen; also a huge Gabon viper (as well as mambas, puff adders, cobras, and rhinoceros-horned vipers). The first building is a natural history museum - very small, containing the same basic info you'd find in any natural history museum (but mostly signs,... More 

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Thank Shannon S
New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

Very sleepy museum with a few dusty collections and a sparsely populated "aquarium". The highlight is the mock-up of a traditional Luo village behind the museum itself, which does include some interesting information on tribal life. However, you'd be better off spending your time wandering (or even better, biking) around town, you'll learn a lot more doing that!

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Thank Global_Moseying
Kisumu, Kenya
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Reviewed 25 January 2017

All visitors in Kisumu are ought to peep in the museum to have a taste of this beautiful cultural documentation of the Luos

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Thank enochnyambori
United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Took a group of Kisii health workers here for a treat. Had a very interesting visit - they loved it! A good morning out.

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Thank Elizakwamboka
Kenya
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2016

Kisumu Museum is still being renovated, but a visit for an hour is well worth. It displays a variety of things from around the lake. A big exhibit about Luo-life. Adjoined snake park is also interesting.

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Thank Cheeriop
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 November 2016

There's not a ton of classic tourist attritions in Kisimu. My wife and I headed to the Kisimu Museum hoping to learn a bit more about the area and it's people. While we learned a couple of fun facts, the museum is limited, poorly maintained and hard to follow. There are a few different sections of the museum that don't... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2016

You can see the history of Kenya in an old fashion way. The aquarium is weird but they have also snakes, turtles and crocodiles. You can see how they lived 100 years ago but be aware of the guys in 'traditional' costums!

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Thank Joris T
Evansville, Indiana
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Reviewed 19 October 2016

Compared to Western museums, it is bare bones. Their aquarium isn't the best but does have fish specimen from the very close Victoria Lake. LOTS of information about the Luo culture and even a mock village around the back complete with people in tribal uniform. Not fancy but definitely a worthwhile destination!

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