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National Museum

Open Now: 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Open today: 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
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Interesting Museum, (If you have time to spare)

Ive got plenty of time here in Dar, So I wanted to see the Tanzanian National Museum. I went on a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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If you have an hour to spend take a visit

The museum is a little jaded and could do with some tender loving care. Some of the exhibitions... 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.
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Ive got plenty of time here in Dar, So I wanted to see the Tanzanian National Museum. I went on a weekday and practically had the place to my self. Its interesting in its coverage of 'the cradle of Early Man', detailing the first remains...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The museum is a little jaded and could do with some tender loving care. Some of the exhibitions are informative with the most engaging ones being about the evolution of man. The exhibitions on slavery could be more informative perhaps by using a timeline and...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a good place to pass an hour if you are interested in the history of the place you are visiting. The museum gives you the national narrative from the past 150 years - slave trade, agriculture, British, Germans, independence led by TANU/Nyerere -...More

Thank micahsinger
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have visited the museum on more than one occasion. It is a good place to go if you have just arrived in Dar es Salaam and it gives you a feel for the history of the city and of Tanzania. However, you can probably...More

Thank NathanSalv93
Reviewed 9 October 2018 via mobile

You have plenty of rooms to display plenty of things - make a plan to make things better - the cars and the history around them are wonderful give them the love they deserve

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Reviewed 4 October 2018

From outside the National Museum appears to be large but the museum exhibits cover only a few rooms. There is information on human evolution with skulls and bone fragments found in Tanzania. Historical exhibits refer to slavery, German occupation until end of WWI, British occupation...More

Thank Helmut S
Reviewed 29 September 2018 via mobile

Good place to get a profound knowledge of Tanzania's (Tanganyika & Zanzibar) deep history. I think that this musuem needs more on display though. There was an entire building (the arts & culture wing I think) that was under renovation when I visited so that...More

Thank Gazie D
Reviewed 28 September 2018

If you like museums, and have an hour or two to indulge, then it is worth the time. A museum of modest size, and items and displays that you probably won't find elsewhere. There is also a memorial to the Nairobi and Dar es Salaam...More

Thank dave c
Reviewed 27 September 2018 via mobile

The exhibition about the Oldavai Gorge is interesting. The section on more recent history is interesting but could be so much better.

Thank Jill K
Reviewed 14 September 2018

Tanzania has such an amazing sociological, archeological, political and cultural history, it's unfortunate the National Museum is not putting it on full display. I would recommend that you go to this museum because it is where you will get the best snapshot of the history....More

Thank Dana H
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22 June 2018|
Response from herbschool | Reviewed this property |
As far as I know, there were no issues for our group. We had 24 children (ages 10 to 17), 1 baby and 7 adults. Perhaps no animals are allowed, as I didn't see any there. I would recommend you check directly with the museum... More
23 March 2018|
Response from edupc | Reviewed this property |
I don't remember really well, but something between 3.000 and 6.000 shillings/person.
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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