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Natural History Museum

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Leopold Takawira Avenue | Centenary Park, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
+263 9 230 046
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So much to see!

Had a wonderful afternoon walking around the museum. I am 36 now and last visited when I was about... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
JJZ241929
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London, United Kingdom
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Well worth a visit

We took our preschool there as we had done a project on reptiles. The children loved seeing all... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
gkconnery1967
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Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
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Since 1964 this four-story museum has been an important homage to the history, culture and people of Africa.
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good31%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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Leopold Takawira Avenue | Centenary Park, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
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+263 9 230 046
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"live snakes"
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"stuffed animals"
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"great displays"
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"well worth a visit"
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"few hours"
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"on display"
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"geology section"
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"early pioneers"
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"colonial era"
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"behind glass"
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"out of date"
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"southern hemisphere"
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"world class"
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"the ground floor"
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"excellent collection"
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"keep up the good work"
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a wonderful afternoon walking around the museum. I am 36 now and last visited when I was about 10 and a schoolboy in Bulawayo. Very interesting to go back after so many years. Not much has changed since then in terms of deco and...More

1  Thank JJZ241929
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We took our preschool there as we had done a project on reptiles. The children loved seeing all the animals although a few were terrified of the animal noises.

Thank gkconnery1967
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Still has one of the best archaeological and historical exhibits in Africa. Very fun afternoon well spent.

Thank Claude M
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Reviewed 9 January 2018

I went to Bulawayo natural history museum they got nice fitted museum, the history ,animals and mines. The problem is they don't clean the grass have grown up to 1.7 m tall

Thank Makuvhile
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Reviewed 3 January 2018

The museum was really well laid out with attractive and informative displays. One of the best natural history museums outside the UK I've visited, well worth a visit.

1  Thank Rebecca H
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Reviewed 27 December 2017 via mobile

The museum is a very old museum but still in very good condition. Perfect for an educational outing with kids.

Thank LGCHP
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Reviewed 23 December 2017

I recently spent three weeks in Zimbabwe, including time spent across Harare, Kadoma, Bulawayo and Vic Falls and I can say that this museum was in the highlights of the trip. I spent about two and a half hours here. There is a wide variety...More

1  Thank babaomari
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Reviewed 11 December 2017

This is one of the better museums we have visited anywhere. The subject matter and variety of topics covered from historical through to geology and natural history will keep any visitor happy for a few hours at least. The displays are old though and in...More

Thank KevUrs
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Reviewed 5 December 2017 via mobile

I would definitely visit this museum again and recommend it. It's full of life size stuffed animals that makes you feel up close with the real thing. The tour is well worthwhile.

Thank SistaShanice
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Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

We spent a little over an hour enjoying this place, well kept under our present economic circumstances. The entrance fee was quite worth it, an afternoon well spent!

Thank Kudzai M. M
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Para M
22 December 2016|
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Response from Malcolm B | Reviewed this property |
Your best bet would be to phone them on the following numbers ( +263) 9 250045 or 9 23004 they are also on face book
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