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Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

Bagamoyo was the biggest City during colonial era and because of Slave Trade it was an important hub for Transport between Mainland Africa and outside world. Visit this museum to learn much about that and the struggle along.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank traveldiarytz
Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

The museum looks a little bit run down. The history is interesting to see but the entry fee for tourists is too much.

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank travels-on-earth
Reviewed 28 July 2018 via mobile

Great history seen my great great grandfather’s history and picture plus I was able to learn the history of bagamoyo good job keep it up

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank yassirsalum16
Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

The journey was totally unforgettable and amazing, Everything was well organized, the lodges that Halisi Adventures choses were absolutely perfect. We learned a lot about history and African culture and have fun on the beach. Brighton was also super responsive on email as we were...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank AmandaAlmand
Reviewed 22 May 2018 via mobile

What was meant to be a trip down memory lane turned out to be a stressful and ugly experience. I had hoped to wander around the museum stopping and starting where I felt like. But the touts guarding the entrance were aggressive, unfriendly and downright...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Born-to-roam18
Reviewed 14 March 2018

We went just because it was 'something to do' and we were surprisingly happy. It's very small but it's nice for what it is.- Don't expect the History Museum of London or New York City. However, if you want to learn a little bit about...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Jen N
Reviewed 25 January 2018

As with much of Bagamoyo, it has such potential, but is not great. The building has been left to fall into disrepair, and the items within the museum don't look very well cared for. There are some interesting displays, especially if you are interested in...More

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank Emma S
Reviewed 16 November 2017

A very itouching, small collection, tells about local and African history (19th/20th centuries in particular); it is worth a visit.

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank Eva P
Reviewed 25 October 2017

Museum has some interesting documented history of Bagamoyo with photos and artifacts. It is small but hits the historical highlights.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank carolmlb
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

This historic must see place is beautiful and well kept. Everything kept in the museum is well explained. The tour guide was especially friendly and led us well back into the happenings of the area. It was well worth the trip.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank christabeli2016
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Response from avadeler | Reviewed this property |
If you come from Dar es Salaam, take the bus to Bagamoyo Bus Station (2000Tsh), and a Bajaj to the Museum, which is at the Catolic Church. Do combine With a visit to Caravane Seray, the Slave Museum in centre of Bagamoyo.