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Natural History Museum

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Address: Leopold Takawira Avenue | Centenary Park, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
Phone Number:
+263 9 230 046
08:30 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 08:30 - 17:00

Since 1964 this four-story museum has been an important homage to the...

Since 1964 this four-story museum has been an important homage to the history, culture and people of Africa.

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Excellent Museum - International Standard

An excellently maintained and curated museum and research facility. Clearly well managed and very interesting. Well worth a visit on a rainy afternoon in January

Reviewed 6 days ago
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52 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

An excellently maintained and curated museum and research facility. Clearly well managed and very interesting. Well worth a visit on a rainy afternoon in January

Thank Copey3
Nairobi, Kenya
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102 reviews
67 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Provides and extensive catalog and displays of history, geology, animals, birds and insects. Features a library as a major source for scientific and educational activities and embraces a comprehensive library and exhibition galleries.

Thank hikwam
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3 reviews
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Wonderful experience, learnt and discovered a lot. A good place for anyone interested in biodiversity of animals. Will recommend comfortable shoes.

Thank Jackie C
Sarasota, Florida
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25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

This museum is a wonderful series of displays that cover the natural history of a wonderful area and has a wonderful selection of displays of a wide biodiversity

Thank Rhodesia1965
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5 reviews
Reviewed 6 March 2017

interesting exhibitions of animals and historical artifacts i loved the early pioneers exhibition it was eye opening to me.

Thank Yvette C
London, United Kingdom
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144 reviews
77 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

I have visited this museum often over the years. I think they have made a huge effort recently to revitalise it. In the central area there are cases of terrifying snakes, fascinating! The basic layout of the museum is unchanged and is superb. So many gems from historical objects to stuffed birds and animals, to cases of butterflies to a... More 

Thank Horse91dancer
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 23 January 2017

I had an extensive tour of the museum today. The first hall (large animals) and the mining exhibition are somewhat interactive with the visitor walking through interesting spaces (and not just glass cases)

Thank Gina H
Dublin, Ireland
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19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

I don't exaggerate when I say this is a world class museum enclosed in a time capsule from 1980s. The animal exhibits are superb and not in the least macabre and the mounted elephant is magnificent. The cleanliness and maintenance of the premises is immaculate and sad to say a surprise in present conditions.This museum is also a historical museum... More 

Thank mikeynaas
Harare, Zimbabwe
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168 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017

Once visited this site in the early 1990s. I was pleasantly surprised to find that the place is still well kept and more informative with a rich history of Zimbabwe from the colonial era. Easily accessible from City centre.

Thank John C
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Having been to the museum before,I couldn't wait to take my kids to the awesome,historical place. Unfortunately,when we got there,it was dark save for the reception. Apparently there had been no electricity since early morning and they have no back up generator. We were so disappointed,and there were supposed to have been showing movies also. Obviously,with no electricity that wasn't... More 

Thank Nobesuthu K

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