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Malindi Museum

Near District Public Health Office, Silversand Rd, Malindi, Kenya, Malindi 80200, Kenya
+254 42 31479
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The Columns House! Below average as museums go...

When I asked why the building was called “The Columns House”, my guide pointed to the columns on... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mommydoe
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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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Two rooms

The two roomed museum is dedicated to a rare species of fish found of the East African coast. The... read more

Reviewed March 2, 2018
Evans2186
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Arusha, Tanzania
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Mar 2, 2018
“Two rooms”
1 week ago
“The Columns House! Below average as museums go...”
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Near District Public Health Office, Silversand Rd, Malindi, Kenya, Malindi 80200, Kenya
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When I asked why the building was called “The Columns House”, my guide pointed to the columns on the front of the building and said, “Because it has these columns...” It basically has two small, very dark rooms, one dedicated to a strange little display...More

Thank Mommydoe
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Reviewed March 2, 2018 via mobile

The two roomed museum is dedicated to a rare species of fish found of the East African coast. The entire focus of the museum was on the discovery and science of the fish with nothing much to do with Malindi cultural history. There was a...More

Thank Evans2186
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Reviewed August 2, 2016

I stopped by the museum on my way from the Vasco da Gama pillar. I expected some details about the history of the town but was utterly disappointed to find that the entire museum display was dedicated to a rare fish( coelecanth).

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Reviewed May 30, 2016

@Vasco da Gama pillar,you learn a lot from13th century.Located along the coastline means you can have an excursion and enjoy a hot afternoon.There is actual evidence about the historical town and you can have a glance of some items at the museum.

1  Thank Hezron M
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Reviewed May 28, 2016

The museum is part of a circuit of four Malindi attractions: apart from the main museum there is the Vasco da Gama pillar, the Portugese chapel, and the House of Columns. While the ticket to all these is very good value, and good and knowledgeable...More

1  Thank Emma E
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Reviewed February 14, 2016 via mobile

The small 2 room museum is not worth the stop really. But the entry includes entry to the point as well and that was nice to see with a great breeze. It enabled a walk but not well maintained

1  Thank Newnhamp
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Reviewed December 8, 2015

A small two-roomed museum (although it has a library on the upper floor which opens only during weekdays). It has a display of a particular type of fish, and some history of the fish (I can't remember the name, but it was said to be...More

1  Thank Moronge O
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Reviewed September 23, 2015

The museum has only two rooms... there is only few to see, but the we must evaluate the efforts of Malindi to show something to the visitors. The entrance is free if you have a ticket from Vasco da Gama Pillar.

2  Thank Lunack
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Reviewed August 11, 2015

The Museum has now shifted. Nice place to visit and listen to your guide all about the different artifacts and how things were used a long long time back. The Vasco Da Gama Pillar. Portuguese Church Museum and the Falconry all can be done within...More

Thank DinmeherBunshah
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Reviewed March 22, 2015

When visiting Vasco da Gama pillar does the entrance ticket there also include a visit to the Malindi Museum. Lots of artefacts, maps and generally a lesson in the history of this part of East Africa before the modern day colonialists came and conquered and...More

Thank Safariafficionado
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