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Uganda Museum

5-7 Kira Road | Pob 365, Kampala, Uganda
+256 (41) 244 060
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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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5-7 Kira Road | Pob 365, Kampala, Uganda
5-7 Kira Road | Pob 365, Kampala, Uganda
+256 (41) 244 060
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want to get a brief history of Uganda in a couple of hours, Uganda Museum is the place to go.

Thank worldtravel2018
Reviewed 1 week ago

NOT Well displayed NOT well explained poor lighting exhibits not kept clean, in shabby condition Entrance charge is quite hefty , and so it should be better maintained

Thank EPS2308
Reviewed 1 week ago

Worth going to if you have some time. The staff is nice and the exhibits are pretty interesting. If you pair a visit to here with going to the Ndere cultural center show it is even more interesting.

Thank mbcanada2016
Reviewed 1 week ago

Kampala doesn't have a lot of tourist attractions, so if you find yourself looking for something to do for an hour or two, consider the museum. The displays and building are run down, dirty, and neglected, but somehow manage to retain their charm. Some of...More

Thank wingedkitty
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We liked the museum very much though many of the exhibits could be in a better shape. Cheap but good guides are available on site. In the back of the museum there are some old limousines, including Idi Amin's mercer. Recommended.

Thank Barnskybeat
Reviewed 12 December 2017

The museum has everything we need to know about Uganda's history and would be fun for only people interested in knowing the history of places and how they have evolved. It is also best for educative purposes so primary schools take their students to the...More

Thank lizwinnie
Reviewed 10 December 2017 via mobile

Such a lovely museum but so badly maintained! I love the exhibits on paleoanthropology and natural history, as well as the bomas (huts) outside. But is nobody taking care of them at all? The animal dioramas are particularly sad to look at. There's so much...More

Thank Heidi M
Reviewed 27 November 2017

This museum is very poorly maintained. It is dusty and with very few exhibits. The only nice thing is that it is visited by many happy school children that lifts the spirit.

Thank Sabina_Rosca
Reviewed 27 November 2017

For a Museum.It was below my expectation but all the same i was entertained and informed.The cultural history was amazing.The receptionist was very friendly.She guided us well and gave relative examples.Will definitely do it again.

Thank Allan_trully
Reviewed 27 November 2017 via mobile

The Uganda Museum embodies everything that it means to be Ugandan. From Ugandans earliest days to modern times, it's all here.

Thank Alex D
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