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Old Boma Museum

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Old Boma Museum

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Heather Timofey wrote a review Mar 2021
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I liked the fact that I only had to walk to it after I had finished my errands in town and I was not disappointed. It showed me a lot about the evolution of the people and the city of Arusha. I was surprised they also had a botanical garden and an arts shop at the back.
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Date of experience: February 2021
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Liesel81 wrote a review Jan 2021
Mbeya, Tanzania557 contributions23 helpful votes
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The Building is definitely historical and has different sections but the maintaince of the building and exhibitions could do with some more investment/upkeep. The photography exhibition on the tribes and the wildlife is extensive. Its a good introduction of the different tribes in Tanzania. The natural history museum section is cool to see but its a bit cramped together. Overall its a good place to go to get some overview. I did however feel that the area dealing with colonial history seemed to represent a one sided sentiment - the positivity of colonialism.
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Date of experience: November 2020
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James wrote a review Nov 2020
Helsinki, Finland96 contributions44 helpful votes
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An interesting mixture of history, environment and culture. I'm a little surprised at the critical reviews here for the Boma/Arusha Natural History Museum. Yes it is a little run down, exhibitions might be old but it is still a good place to visit. I'm not sure what others expect from small city run museums. There are different exhibitions in each building. The first building takes you through the development of mankind, nature and some other stuff. The second building has a small exhibition on German colonialism in Tanganyika. The third building contains stuffed animals and a great photo exhibition from Dick Persson of birds, insects and animals. In the grounds are some large turtles roaming around. There is also a small botanical garden, the entrance is hard to find but just behind the museum office. In the botanical garden there are a nice variety of plants. As others have mentioned the entry fee is 12,000 TZS, I paid through TigoPesa, nice and easy.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Linus flamingo wrote a review Sep 2020
Moshi, Tanzania16 contributions5 helpful votes
if you are looking for things to do around Arusha this I a place to go, there are beautiful pictures around the walls, also a good history of human evolution, different native tree species outside include Coffee arabica and Cinamon tree, also the is arts shop you can visit and buy little gift to take back home.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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AwayWeGo! wrote a review Mar 2020
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Nothing noteworthy except some tortoises in the garden, which costs 12000 shillings to see. Guys in the back are selling souvenirs but it's mostly the same stuff you see everywhere. It is in a nice location, but you're better off hiring a ride and going to the cultural heritage center.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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