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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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Great experience

I would definitely visit this museum again and recommend it. It's full of life size stuffed animals... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
via mobile
A gem

We spent a little over an hour enjoying this place, well kept under our present economic... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Kudzai M. M
Harare, Zimbabwe
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Since 1964 this four-story museum has been an important homage to the history, culture and people of Africa.
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good33%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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Leopold Takawira Avenue | Centenary Park, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
+263 9 230 046
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Reviewed 6 days ago 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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had been before and were a little disappointed- the museum has not changed in the last 3 or more decades! For a price higher than that of a really fabulous museum in a European or American large city, it felt like a rip off....More

Thank Flore Nicolas A
Reviewed 17 October 2017

This museum has two sides. Colonial history and the development of Rhodesia and Zimbabwe. Everything from Great Zimbabwe onwards. The natural history element is week on animals but more than makes up for it on geology. Such simple explanations to some things that I wished...More

Thank TheTrailingSpouse
Reviewed 6 October 2017

I spent a very happy 3 hours here. Enjoyed finding out more about the natural history of Zimbabwe (as I had expected - the clue's in the name) but enjoyed even more the galleries upstairs which focus on different aspects of Zimbabwe's social history (which...More

Thank Frances Elizabe... P
Reviewed 6 October 2017

This is a clean, well kept and maintained museum. There was so much to see and I wished to have spent more time there. Note you are not allowed to take any photographs whilst in the museum. It is also patrolled by police who keep...More

Thank LaurenMac2011
Reviewed 29 September 2017

This has got to be the best Museum in Zimbabwe! A massive building looms before you as you approach the entrance, and then as you step inside it's as though you have entered another world. With each turn you make, there is something even more...More

Thank Karl E
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Never judge a book by its cover. Although the museum doesn't look too much from the outside, it is actually a very good museum. Entry cost me $10usd. First you walk through an interpretation of the African wilderness. It features the second largest ever mounted...More

Thank Tim B
Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

Came here to kill a few hours before a train. Nice museum with animal, geology and human history sections. Seems a little outdated with many of the paragraphs sounding quite colonial and references to Rhodesia common. Needs a little updating but nice. At 10$ entry...More

Thank Gráinne L
Reviewed 29 July 2017

I spent a few hours here after a long flight. As Natural History Museums go this was better than average and offered both a Natural and Historic views of Zimbabwe. The museum is a little tired looking but then so is much of Zimbabwe. It...More

Thank mclbteitelbaum
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Para M
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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