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Address: Gama'a St., Khartoum, Sudan
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Modern, small but very well structured to give an idea of the real life of nomadic tribes in Sudan, their ornaments, jewelry, crafts and of their daily life activities, from... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Marco S
Rome, Italy
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Rome, Italy
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264 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Modern, small but very well structured to give an idea of the real life of nomadic tribes in Sudan, their ornaments, jewelry, crafts and of their daily life activities, from self-defense to haunting. Well worth a visit.

Thank Marco S
North Vancouver, Canada
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

This is a very interesting museum for those interested in life of local people in the past and now. It shows the richness of the desert culture as well as the land that is now the South Sudan. The most impressive is a gigantic war drum made of a hollow tree trunk and in form of stylized bull. I loved... More 

Thank Martyszka
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26 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

This museum is located at Gama'a Avenue , near Khartoum university . I believe if you visited this museum , you will get out of it with more information about the life of different insects, birds and animals of the Sudan . ( figures, pictures , photographs , written notes and even real moving creatures are found in this museum... More 

Thank isamzein
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

The ethnographic museum is a bit reminiscent of Oxford's Pitt-Rivers, stuffed to the gills with fascinating pieces of ethnographic ephemera. This is a great place to come and learn about various tribes and traditional practices, and worth dipping in to a couple of times, to extract everything there is to understand here. Material is presented in English and Arabic, and... More 

Thank Kay H
Khartoum, Sudan
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15 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Small museum located in the colonial center of old Khartoum, the building use to be officers club of the british army. the Museum host good number of tribal artifacts. Part of it is the Sudan Civilization Institute.

1 Thank AshrafElsharif
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Small but well presented collection which documents the culture and language of the many tribes and ethnic groups in Sudan

Thank Stephen T
Arhus, Denmark
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59 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

I had a tour by the director of the museum and this made my visit very interesting. There is so much history here and it was so interesting to hear about the history of Sudan and especially that they do have more pyramids than Egypt - much smaller though.

1 Thank hoerup
Berlin, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

The Ethnographic Museum might not be very big but it's free and features some fascinating artefacts from all parts of Sudan. Visiting takes maybe an hour. During lunch time you might find Khartoumians enjoying a sandwich in the shade of the pergola in the museums garden. There are some delicious falafel places around.

2 Thank Carola B
Athens, Greece
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331 reviews
159 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2012

the only worth mentioning item is the huge wooden drum in the entrance . All the other items are a poor ordinary collection from those you can find in any market. No jewllery , no information about the people who live in Sudan., It is free but not worth the trouble to go there.

1 Thank BIZAS
Dakar, Senegal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2012

This is a good museum, interesting but regrettably much to small. I thing parts were closed for renovation, but it is still worth the visit.

1 Thank Rutur

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