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National Museum

Shaaban Robert Street, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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Okay museum but needs some help

I visited 5/6/18 around 10am. I was the only visitor in the museum. In fact, despite the museum... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Rebecca A
via mobile
Need renovation

Tanzania has an amazing history. Millions and millions of years of history and they don't show it... read more

Reviewed 21 March 2018
edupc
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Sao Paulo, Brazil
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This natural history museum exhibits numerous bones and other fossilized remains, including a cast of one family’s footprint trail left in volcanic ash over 3.5 million years ago.
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Shaaban Robert Street, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I visited 5/6/18 around 10am. I was the only visitor in the museum. In fact, despite the museum opening at 9:30, the guides were not even there when I arrived. While large from the outside, the museum is contained to just a few rooms. There...More

Thank Rebecca A
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Reviewed 21 March 2018

Tanzania has an amazing history. Millions and millions of years of history and they don't show it at the museum. Recent history of the country is explained based on old and low quality pictures. Objects and the building are in poor condition. Need renovation!

Thank edupc
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Reviewed 6 March 2018

Would recommend visiting this museum. It isn’t so large that you can spend hours there so you should finish relatively soon, but ticket prices are very reasonable and there is a lot of interesting articles and information about Tanzania and its history. Beautiful courtyard and...More

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Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

The visit to this museum should take a maximum of 1 hour... it feels a little haphazard ...my highlights were the huge old tree in the back and the 4 vintage cars used by the founding president ..

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Reviewed 2 February 2018 via mobile

Just like any other place nothing much to offer but it’s okay place. Was visited with friends and had okay time

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Reviewed 21 January 2018

The National Museum and House of Cultures is the largest museum in the country. Within the museum are exhibitions of archaeology, biology, ethnography, history and arts. It’s a large museum and has a modest entrance fee. It also has a gift shop. You can get...More

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Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

This museum has several interesting collections, but no central theme. The collection of vehicles driven my the presidents is interesting, but I’m not sure how it connects to the other exhibits. Still, an early 1900’s Rolls Royce is cool to see. There are no directions...More

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Reviewed 2 January 2018

My wife and I had a long lay-over in Dar es-Salaam so wanted to check out some of the local cultural attractions to make use of our time. We hired a driver from the airport and the National Museum was the first stop. Compared to...More

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Reviewed 31 December 2017

since we didn't have enough time to visit rock art sites, we find out that National Museum have a section introduce this part.

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Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

The museum is very spread out and doesn’t seem to have a lot of information, more so images with small descriptions. The cost is 6,500tzs which isn’t too bad. But if you’ve been to any museums on Zanzibar, they’re much better and I wouldn’t bother...More

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stevnnol52
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Response from edupc | Reviewed this property |
I don't remember really well, but something between 3.000 and 6.000 shillings/person.
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Response from Godwin M | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is, from 8am to 5pm if I'm not mistaken and it's not that expensive for foreigners
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Response from TotaHregg | Reviewed this property |
Yes my husband and I went to the National Museum and enjoyed what we saw, however it was not the best we have seen in East Africa ( that is in Bulawayo) but it was really worth the visit.
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