Malindi Museum
Malindi Museum
3.5

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Lunack
Humpolec, Czech Republic5 contributions
Sep 2015 • Couples
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.
Written September 23, 2015
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Dan W
Portland, OR1,988 contributions
Sep 2018 • Solo
This museum is easy to find and an easy walk from anywhere in town. It’s a very nice building with some history and the curator/caretaker is quite proud of the little collection of pictures and artifacts. There are four rooms, two up and two down along with some exhibits in the halls. Not a whole lot to see- 20-30 minutes at most. The ticket ($5) is good for a visit to the Vasco de Gama Pilar as well.
Written September 3, 2018
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KinanaMunene
Mombasa, Kenya16 contributions
Aug 2015 • Family
@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.
Written May 30, 2016
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west1983
London, UK345 contributions
Nov 2020
Very run down to that the extent that the most interesting item was a super sized lizard which e disturbed. Some very generic Swahili displays and a few items from whenever. There is little accessible information. A pity, this region has a rich history.
Written November 27, 2020
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Mommydoe
Winston Salem, North Carolina111 contributions
Jul 2018 • Solo
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 of the fishing industry in the area, and the other to the preserved carcass of a coelacanth found off the coast nearby.

The building also houses a small library upstairs, which apparently has books in English, Italian and Swahili! I told them I might come back if we had another rainy day...

This used to be the only building of the museum, but now it’s one of four locations that comprise a little circuit run by the museum society. If you LOVE old buildings, this might be fascinating enough for you, but if you are looking for a museum experience, you will probably leave unsatisfied.
Written July 7, 2018
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Emma E
18 contributions
May 2016 • Solo
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 guides are available, the exhibitions at the Museum and at the House of Columns are a bit dusty and could be made much more appealing, to really showcase the rich history of Malindi. All in all however, would definitely recommend touring these places if visiting Malindi.
Written May 29, 2016
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Newnhamp
Melbourne, Australia235 contributions
Feb 2016 • Friends
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
Written February 14, 2016
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Moronge O
Nairobi, Kenya178 contributions
Dec 2015 • Solo
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 a unique kind of fish with split fins and has a fluid filled cavity as a backbone or something close to that). The museum is largely not well kept. It could do better, but there appears to be no effort in improving its look and profile.
Written December 8, 2015
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Chris C
3 contributions
Aug 2014 • Solo
As a European, who has been brought up with the priciple that there should be any discrimination, i did not visit the museum when i discovered that there are different prices, depending on where you come from. Africans pay less, put it negatively, mzungus have to pay more. Im Dutch, imagine, the Amsterdam Rijksmuseum would have a different price for, let's say the Chinese? How would they feel about that?
Written August 12, 2014
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Rob A
London, England, United Kingdom20 contributions
Jan 2013 • Couples
Lovely old merchants house (I think) centred around the coelacanth caught 20 years ago. World famous and of great importance to science, very incongruous with the rest of the town. The day we were there the man running it was incredibly friendly & knowledgeable and we had the run of the place. Lovely balcony to watch the footie or fisherman from
Written January 24, 2013
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