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Kisimu museum

Kisumu, Kenya
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Ranked #7 of 10 attractions in Kisumu
Type: Museums
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London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

I loved the snakes and the crocodiles (turns out the snake I picked up out of my tent was a puff adder-who knew?!!!) The history, tools and languages of the indigenous people and tribes was very informative.

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Port Augusta, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Kisumu is right on the banks of the Victoria Lake so is home to a variety of people but the Luo are the resident people and the museum is a great place to experience their culture from the past when you visit the mock village and read the stories written there. Also a great display of animals and cultural history... More

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nairobi
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

A visit to Kisumu museum was good. I viewed snake and I was amazed by a very large python, sand vipers and others. The gallery was exciting though it is very small. The traditional houses showed signs of disrepair as rain water had leaked to the walls and some traditional stores had collapsed. Generally I enjoyed the visit but was... More

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Santa Cruz, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

Needs a bit of updating, and work, but it's great museum considering it's location and access to resources. I learned more about Luo culture going through the exhibits than I had in the previous months living in town. The fish tanks needs some love, but the other animal exhibits are fun.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013 via mobile

Very informative and interesting. The entrance fee is 500shilling and it is worth visiting if you have 1-2 hours you need to spend. There is a lot of information about the region and its tribes, including an aquarium with the fish found in lake Victoria and the sorrounding area as well as snakes, crocodiles and turtles.

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Kiev, Ukraine
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129 reviews 129 reviews
66 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

paying tourist price per ticket - you get used to t but getting value out of it sometimes is helpful... not recommend unless you are doing a research on the Kisimu

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Kisumu, Nyanza, Kenya
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

the entry fee which once again very expensive , locals $2. a waste of time Very poorly run .needs a lot of updating .ground keepers sitting around. Staff not very informative . Do not recommend

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London, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

The museum is well sign posted and the indoor displays useful and intelligently described. Outside, a Luo homestead has been created, again with good signing. Rather distressing to see the crocodiles and snakes in such small spaces, but one of the tortoises was being allowed a walk outside his pen, Apart from the wild-dlife, well worth a visit and the... More

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London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

Small museum of average quality, random collection of live animals in their back garden but was interesting to walk around the replica Luo village

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