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National Museum

Shaaban Robert Street, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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Knowledgeable place

Good excellent place to visit and a place where you can know about the city history and journey of... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Bhuwan J
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Interesting place!

The museum has a lot of different titles inside from ancient history to nowadays. It consists 2... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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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.
  • Excellent11%
  • Very good28%
  • Average40%
  • Poor16%
  • Terrible5%
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Shaaban Robert Street, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good excellent place to visit and a place where you can know about the city history and journey of the development of this beautiful city. I suggest government should develop some more places like this for the world travelers.

Thank Bhuwan J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The museum has a lot of different titles inside from ancient history to nowadays. It consists 2 buildings. The first one has 2 floors. These second one was unfortunately closed.

Thank kosmylinandrei
Reviewed 10 September 2017

This museum is in much need of a good update. There is interesting info about the east african slave trade, petrogylphs, the country's first president, trading routes, etc. but all of the exhibitions are extremely out of date and not at an international standard, fit...More

Thank Poveshom
Reviewed 6 September 2017

A small museum with mainly paleoanthropological exhibits, and an interesting room on African petroglyphs. Good enough to kill half an hour, and the entry fee is reasonable.

Thank Ανδρόμαχος Δ
Reviewed 28 August 2017

a visit to Dar es Salam should include a visit to the museum. It contains some interesting historical facts relating to Tanzania, however I felt that perhaps it needed a little 'tarting' up...or a little more 'love'. Obviously money would be required to do this,...More

Thank MyallTeaGardens
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

Actually...it is in fact a construction site :) So we paid entrance and then there was literally nothing to see.

Thank Denny E
Reviewed 16 August 2017

The museums is mainly about early human beings and slavery. Kind of like a typical museum. There is a huge tree in the center of the museum land and museum has 3 unconnected buildings. When i was there one of the buildings was under construction....More

Thank Orcun B
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

This is a tired little museum. It houses some amazing treasures, including artefacts from the predecessor attack on the US consulate that some assume was a warm up for 9/11 in NYC. But more importantly, it has the skull of Nutcracker man, early HIV AIDS...More

Thank Susan C
Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

If you like visiting museums you'll be happy enough to visit here for a while. There is much of interest about the history of Tanzania, artwork, the slave trade, cave paintings and much more. But it needs to be better maintained than it is. If...More

Thank lastword2016
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

We stayed at a hotel nearby and am glad we spent two hours here with a guide. The exhibits depicting the history of Tanzania and slavery and the discoveries at Oldupai Gorge are worth your time, especially you care about Tanzania. It's not fancy or...More

Thank rogerjm
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12 July 2015|
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
Frankrover J
13 May 2015|
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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.