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National Museum

Shaaban Robert Street, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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History of our people

I took sometime with a group of friends to visit the Place for purposely learning some of our past... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Yonafika A
via mobile

I was very unhappy with my visit here, half of the rooms have been under construction and the rest... read more

Reviewed 1 week 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 good29%
  • Average38%
  • Poor17%
  • Terrible5%
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Shaaban Robert Street, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I took sometime with a group of friends to visit the Place for purposely learning some of our past history. My agenda was met since i found all i wanted..Its an amazing place and good place to learn the past about Tanzania and various activities...More

Thank Yonafika A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was very unhappy with my visit here, half of the rooms have been under construction and the rest was not displayed good, no or wrong lighting and also the exhibition is not good curated... the bad thing is, as a tourist this one of...More

Thank ich939
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Returned to Tanzania after a long absence. I visited the National Museum a long time ago. This was a return visit, and I have to say I was quite disappointed. There was a section of the museum with artifacts from the German period - limited...More

Thank cmasc
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a very enjoyable few hours spent here. The building is a little run down but it houses some very interesting artifacts and information about the development of human kind and the history of the country. The old cars used by past presidents are in...More

Thank Laura H
Reviewed 31 October 2017

Its a place the tries to make the past memories of year ago come to life. It can be human development, slave trade, arrival of explorers, rulers and game movers in the Tanzania and political development. Its all there and you have very informed guides

Thank Maxwell S M
Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

The museum covers three themes: human development in Africa, history of Tansania and historic cars. Exponate are quiet interesting -especially bones of historic animals- but presentation was unambiguous.

Thank René S
Reviewed 23 October 2017

The National Museum is the repository of the historical treasures and memories. It's a great place to visit to see understand the people, culture and the history of Tanzania.

Thank Omoniyi_David
Reviewed 24 September 2017 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 23 September 2017 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
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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.