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National Museum

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Must visit in Dar

Wealth of history within this museum, especially matters slave trade. Would have liked to learn... read more

Reviewed November 19, 2018
Valerie S
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Interesting Museum, (If you have time to spare)

Ive got plenty of time here in Dar, So I wanted to see the Tanzanian National Museum. I went on a... read more

Reviewed November 6, 2018
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This natural history museum exhibits numerous bones and other fossilized remains, including a cast of one family’s footprint trail left in volcanic ash over 3.5 million years ago.
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Shaaban Robert Street, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Now, I actually had no idea the Maji Maji was real...and that they actually did the rebellion! We studied this during African History class and slave trade! Ha ha....and Mirambo!! Goodness!! Going to the museum openned my eyes to so many things....the Sultans,the rich history...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is only place you can know Tanzania from the scratch. Place that have all records of Tanzania and Tanganyika Mainland from Colonial era to independent era. located city centre come if you want to know Tanzania

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed December 14, 2018

it,s a really nice place,nice architecture design with all the historical details and stuffs!Had a great time.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed November 19, 2018 via mobile

Wealth of history within this museum, especially matters slave trade. Would have liked to learn more about the various tribes in Tanzania, how they migrated and settled where they are now. Unless I didn't get to that section of the museum.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Valerie S
Reviewed November 6, 2018

Ive got plenty of time here in Dar, So I wanted to see the Tanzanian National Museum. I went on a weekday and practically had the place to my self. Its interesting in its coverage of 'the cradle of Early Man', detailing the first remains...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 5, 2018 via mobile

The museum is a little jaded and could do with some tender loving care. Some of the exhibitions are informative with the most engaging ones being about the evolution of man. The exhibitions on slavery could be more informative perhaps by using a timeline and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank julies277
Reviewed November 1, 2018

This is a good place to pass an hour if you are interested in the history of the place you are visiting. The museum gives you the national narrative from the past 150 years - slave trade, agriculture, British, Germans, independence led by TANU/Nyerere -...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank micahsinger
Reviewed October 29, 2018

I have visited the museum on more than one occasion. It is a good place to go if you have just arrived in Dar es Salaam and it gives you a feel for the history of the city and of Tanzania. However, you can probably...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank NathanSalv93
Reviewed October 9, 2018 via mobile

You have plenty of rooms to display plenty of things - make a plan to make things better - the cars and the history around them are wonderful give them the love they deserve

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Sean_Whewell
Reviewed October 3, 2018

From outside the National Museum appears to be large but the museum exhibits cover only a few rooms. There is information on human evolution with skulls and bone fragments found in Tanzania. Historical exhibits refer to slavery, German occupation until end of WWI, British occupation...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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June 22, 2018|
Response from herbschool | Reviewed this property |
As far as I know, there were no issues for our group. We had 24 children (ages 10 to 17), 1 baby and 7 adults. Perhaps no animals are allowed, as I didn't see any there. I would recommend you check directly with the museum... More
March 22, 2018|
Response from edupc | Reviewed this property |
I don't remember really well, but something between 3.000 and 6.000 shillings/person.
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July 12, 2015|
Response from kenndrik | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is, from 8am to 5pm if I'm not mistaken and it's not that expensive for foreigners