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Sep 3, 2018
“Very Small Collection”
Jul 7, 2018
“The Columns House! Below average as museums go...”
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Near District Public Health Office, Silversand Rd, Malindi, Kenya, Malindi 80200, Kenya
+254 42 31479
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Reviewed September 3, 2018 via mobile

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...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank DanW440
Reviewed July 7, 2018 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

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Mommydoe
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

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Evans2186
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).

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Maddie Y
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.

Date of experience: August 2015
1  Thank Hezron M
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

Date of experience: May 2016
1  Thank Emma E
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

Date of experience: February 2016
1  Thank Newnhamp
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

Date of experience: December 2015
1  Thank Moronge O
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.

Date of experience: September 2015
2  Thank Lunack
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

Date of experience: July 2015
Thank DinmeherBunshah
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