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Address: Gama'a St., Khartoum, Sudan
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small museum with good exhibition on native art

Great but dusty exhibits on the different tribes inhabiting the different climates of Sudan. Watch out for the opening hours - they are closing quite early (3 pm).

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
magdzilla
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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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17 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great but dusty exhibits on the different tribes inhabiting the different climates of Sudan. Watch out for the opening hours - they are closing quite early (3 pm).

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Redwood City, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

Only half the collection was available the day we went, but it was a very nice selection of different tribes from both North and South Sudan.

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Rome, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

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.

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North Vancouver, Canada
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16 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 

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Khartoum
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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 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
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 

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Khartoum, Sudan
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15 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 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.

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London, United Kingdom
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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

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Arhus, Denmark
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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.

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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.

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