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Address: Shaaban Robert Street, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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This natural history museum exhibits numerous bones and other fossilized...

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.

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to drink 2 beer or 1 beer and visit museum? :))

Thats was my mind about this museum...a lot of space, but just few things to see :)) but...for one time to visit it is ok. price 6500- 3dolars :)

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Dublin, Ireland
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

As usual there was a charge for 'foreigners' however no literature or receipt provided. The museum does not have a logical or coherent layout and there is really very little to see. Shocking lack of artifacts. Worst museum I have visited and it really is a complete waste of time

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Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The exhibition areas are limited to a scat assortment of topics and illustrations. The coffee shop that others have said was quite good was not open (it was a Sunday, which might explain why). Others have talked about the display of old cars - really! None were built in TZ. There is a section on contemporary art, which was a... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Thats was my mind about this museum...a lot of space, but just few things to see :)) but...for one time to visit it is ok. price 6500- 3dolars :)

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Thank Dovydas B
OTTAWA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Though not the most aesthetically appealing once you're inside, the museum has a wide range of art, artifacts and photographs that are generally well labelled and explained. Worth a visit if you like history

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Auckland, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's such a shame that with a little TLC and some investment this could be a nice little museum. It still is worth a visit. There is plenty of information there - mostly written and pictorial but worth taking the time to read. There's a rather sad exhibition of cars but the local art exhibition was good and the information... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

Everything you wanted to know about Tan-Zan-ia From Tanganika and Sultanate of Zanzibar to moderne Tanzania From prehistory to Nyerere s revolution, including mammooth tusks and Nyerere s tiny Austin... and later, Mercedes 300. Interesting section on s'avère All dusty, old... in need of refurbishment apart the pavillon just upgrading by Erdogan s foundation "Modern" Tanzanian art exhibition of litt... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

The National Museum is certainly worth a visit, but the fascinating and complex history of Tanzania is not sufficiently represented as it could be. There is a cafe you can stop at for lunch, an adjoining library that is well used, and a fantastic large tree in the center of the museum courtyard. Inside you'll get bits and pieces of... More 

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Multan, Pakistan
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

National Museum and House of Culture National Museum was established in 1934 as King George V Memorial Museum and opened to public in 1940. It was enlarged and expanded in 1963. The name was changed to National Museum and House of Culture in 2003. It is located on Shaaban Robert Street near Samora Avenue. There are many Sections in the... More 

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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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21 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

Our country is the cradle of civilization and I was expecting it would have so much history to explain to my kids that it might take us atleast 2-3 visits to go through the whole whole museum! But we managed to finish viewing everything and exit in just about an hour!

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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

Not a great deal here but worth a look if you have an hour to spare. See some pictures of 'old' Dar and Julius Nyere's Rolls Royce is rusting away (ideal transport for the socialist father of independent Tanzania!)

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