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Address: 5-7 Kira Road | POB 365, Kampala, Uganda
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+256 (41) 244 060
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Though larger and more diverse collections are housed elsewhere, the...

Though larger and more diverse collections are housed elsewhere, the hands-on traditional drums and other musical instruments are the highlight of this modest collection.

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Worth a short visit

Checked out my museum with my partner and we enjoyed wandering around to look at the exhibits, but the museum itself could use some work. Some of the sections seemed out of place... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
RIANA T
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OTTAWA
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OTTAWA
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22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Checked out my museum with my partner and we enjoyed wandering around to look at the exhibits, but the museum itself could use some work. Some of the sections seemed out of place (like a display of old Olympics paraphernalia), there wasn't a logical path to follow through the museum and many of the displays were poorly lit or not... More 

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Thank RIANA T
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16 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You know what you have never seen when you get a chance to see them, though there are no so many things to see here but the few you will get to see are okay

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Thank Muhumuza K
Erith, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The National Museum should be a showcase for the country but this one is a very poor representation of Uganda. It is shabby and very poorly maintained. The government ought to put some money into this to get it up to scratch.

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Thank Breach I
kampala
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12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Uganda Museum is one of the main activities for Kampala city tour definitely you can't miss it on the list,for our company mj safaris uganda we always make it a point to take our clients here to get the historical experience of Uganda as a state,it has very good guides to will take around and give all the detailed information... More 

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Thank JAMES-MWERE
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75 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had great fun playing local instruments with the lady demonstrating their use and the overall contents are interesting and fairly varied. The largest tribe (the Baganda) are a little under-representated for some reason and the museum is, like much of Uganda, suffering from lack of funds resulting in an overall tired look. I had the advantage of my wife... More 

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Thank Norman J
Kampala, Uganda
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

This is a place that is rarely considered, or seldomly recognized for its cultural and heritage importance in society or country. This places is rich in the history of Uganda as a country, from the time that Uganda was not even Uganda But a place on the African continent. Then comes the time that Africa is finally demarcated and separated... More 

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Thank MichaelOhguchi
Manchester, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

Had the great pleasure to visit this museum last Tuesday whilst on holiday in Kampala. It was such a great shame that we couldn't stay for much longer as we had some business to sort out at the nearby UK High Commission. The timeline of exhibits depicting the life, culture and wildlife of this beautiful Country from the very early... More 

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Thank poachedorfried
Kampala, Uganda
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Uganda Museum definitely has a unique collection some of which relates to the origins of human civilisation and early political history in Uganda. There is evidence of effort to preserve these irreplaceable antiques. The staff are quite knowledgeable and helpful to the core. Sometimes you will find school going kids visiting the Museum and most weekends you will find music... More 

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Macungie, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

While not large, this museum gives you a good taste of Uganda's history. There are many exhibits that you will enjoy. Worth the visit.

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Thank TimPickel
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4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

Interesting and informative. Helpful and friendly staff that were available to show us around. A good place to visit if you want to know something about the history of Uganda.

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