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Address: Kisumu, Kenya
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A decent natural history introduction to the area

Our local host took my wife and me to the Kisumu Museum. It's a sort of campus of several buildings and outdoor areas. First we visited a building that contained taxidermy... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
TravelDude95
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Sacramento
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Sacramento
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33 reviews 33 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Our local host took my wife and me to the Kisumu Museum. It's a sort of campus of several buildings and outdoor areas. First we visited a building that contained taxidermy specimens of local animals, as well as artifacts and models of Luo people. It was interesting, with minimal interpretive signs. The room badly needed a thorough dusting. Nearby is... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Kisumu is filled with diversity and i love their culture their traditions are interesting as well. I enjoyed the story behind every animal and every space at that museum. The guides were patient and answered my questions

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Repentigny, Canada
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46 reviews 46 reviews
33 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

A museum where you can see the roots of the Kenyan culture. You can enter and touch the Luo huts and artifacts unlike some other museum where you need to watch everything behind a fence or a glass. You can also take look at the crocodiles and snakes as well as the inside exhibition.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Kisumu museum have one of the best galleries that is excellent. I like the way they bring out the African culture and instruments plus tools.

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Kenya
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

I would have rated this "good" but that rating wasn't available. It has some interesting local history and traditional houses. If you are in Kisumu, it's worth a few hours of your time.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Unfortunately this place is run down, there is not much to see, looks quite deserted and I doubt the welfare of the fish in the tiny aquariums!? I walked around the villages and got instruction to visit the first wife's house which is the tradition and only to discover the hut had been destroyed, maybe by rain? I was terribly... More 

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Kisumu, Kenya
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

kisumu museum is the place for those who want to learn so much about their culture .i learnt about so much that i never knew . they however should consider expanding their snake park as well as visibility ,that area is so dark.they should also get more guides who are a bit knowledgeable with regards to tradition i guess old... More 

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Ostend, Belgium
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55 reviews 55 reviews
31 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

We had a great time discovering everything there is to see in the museum. From huts, to animals. We watch a snake sucking all the body fluids from a chameleon...poor thing. Educative for kids as well. Butterflies, minerals etc. exposed.

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Murray Bridge, Australia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

the kids wanted to see more action.. not stuffed animals.. the croc was alive, just, and the birds in the trees were lovley.. but that is all. a waste of time in my opinion.

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London, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
23 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

I was able to learn a bit of the culture, the homestead and the snakes. However, it is not so interesting, not so much information, and do not have a lot of traditional art and crafts. There was also an art and jewelry exhibition, and I was able to talk to the artist, which is the most interesting part of... More 

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