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Address: P.O.Box 48, Lamu Island, Kenya
Phone Number: (+254) 42- 633073/633402
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Well worth a visit

We had a brilliant guide who was passionate about the topics he was talking about. We learnt alot about the settling of Lamu and how life was/is. Fascinating to hear about the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
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Nairobi, Kenya
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Nairobi
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34 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

This is one of the best museums I've been to in Kenya. Very well laid out and we had a great guide provided by the museum. The entry fee is not so bad but I wish they had informed us it could also be used at the Fort. An worthwhile outing and even young kids age 7 and 10 found... More 

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MSP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Its not as any other museum. Most of the time it will be only you or with few other tourist. You will enjoy and spend great time learn about Lamu and its dense culture.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We had a brilliant guide who was passionate about the topics he was talking about. We learnt alot about the settling of Lamu and how life was/is. Fascinating to hear about the fishing trade and the customs. Well worth a visit, even if you are not into history

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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

A great collection of history and culture in the Museum. Worth a visit for first timers in Lamu. The museum is small but well spaced out. Take a guided tour if you can it adds to the experience.

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Malindi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

A good place to visit and include Lamu Fort also, 1-2 hours suffices, a UNESCO heritage site, well managed and preserved indeed by the dedicated team!

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We arrived ready to go around on our own and rolling our eyes a bit at the inevitable person who wanted to give us a tour. We grudgingly let him - and were so glad he did. He had a real passion for the place and answered all our questions about the fascinating collection. We spent a good two hours... More 

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Mombasa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Well done.Give you a real and precise picture of the Swahili Culture and Arab influence in the area.

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Torquay, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We found our visit to this museum/house very, very interesting and definitely worth seeing both architecturally and historically.

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barcelona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

Beautiful old Swahili house transformed into Museum that gives a lively impression about living style of past centuries

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Mombasa, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

I was taken aback by the rich culture and history. In particular Mohammed Kijuma - who has an entire room dedicated to him. Unfortunately very little is known of him by the outside world. Reading about him and listening to Maurice, i had no choice but relate with the likes of Leonardo Da Vinci. Maurine Sialo was extremely helpful at... More 

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Address: Address: P.O.Box 48, Lamu Island, Kenya
Phone Number: (+254) 42- 633073/633402
Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Coast Province  >  Lamu Island

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