Bagamoyo Museum
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Gabriel Dave
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania187 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Friends
It's a good place to get more knowledge about historical subject about the old days in colonialism. We enjoyed alot. They have a nice guiding who explains very well and they are welcoming. You have to visit here, it's a good place to learn
Written March 3, 2019
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SLIDER
82 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Solo
The museum looks a little bit run down. The history is interesting to see but the entry fee for tourists is too much.
Written August 5, 2018
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Jon twofifty
Nairobi, Kenya26 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2016 • Friends
Bagamoyo was an old slave trading town, its interesting to be there, the museum is small friendly and informative...the town too is an interesting place to be, lived there in the 90's, friendly and welcoming people... Easy life just like an coastal town..
Written January 24, 2017
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Judith J
Llandudno, UK9 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Family
I think there is confusion on trip advisor about museums in Bagamoyo. We visited the one called the Caravan Serai, which is run by the antiquities department (same as Kaole ruins, same entrance fee prices). There is a small one room museum, which is quite good, but the building itself is bare, with no interpretation. I think there may be another, better museum in Bagamoyo? We also visited the German Boma, interesting to see but again no interpretation (but also we didn't pay a fee though the antiquities department seems to want to charge a fee simply for walking in the area). The Boma seems to be being renovated, so perhaps they will invest in some interpretation. Overall the area could be really good and interesting but requires some investment. Perhaps the antiquities department could offer a multi site ticket that covers Kaole, Bagamoyo museum, the Boma and the fort. That would feel better than being charged separate fees for possibly empty buildings (we didn't pay again to enter the fort, because we feared it would not be worth it, after the Caravan Serai museum experience).
Written August 26, 2017
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Born-to-roam18
Cape Town Central, South Africa40 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Friends
What was meant to be a trip down memory lane turned out to be a stressful and ugly experience.
I had hoped to wander around the museum stopping and starting where I felt like. But the touts guarding the entrance were aggressive, unfriendly and downright rude. They barred us from entering unless we chose to pay not only an entrance fee - nothing wrong with this - but insisted that we hire one of them to take us on a guided tour of the place.
I have no idea if the museum is worth a visit, I never got in.
We had the same experience at almost all the other places of interest in Bagamoyo.
Written May 22, 2018
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vannie0525
Columbia, SC76 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2016 • Solo
The tour was a sobering reminder that most people are familiar with the Atlantic Slave Trade, and the triangular nature of the routes that were used to transport the human beings taken from the west coast of Africa. What, however, is little mentioned and discussed, is the east coast slave trade that was horrific, in practice and in numbers of persons who perished and were enslaved in its own right.
Written February 28, 2016
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dudi_13
Arusha, Tanzania43 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2020
For any visitor to Bagamoyo is a must to visit the museum which gives history and development of the town for more than a hundred years. We really appreciate the information and history of Bagamoyo. It is a well organized museum
Written July 13, 2020
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avadeler
Oslo, Norway16 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
A small museum telling the history from the slave trade and the first mission to East Africa. Best place in Bagamoyo for this info, and should be seen together with the Caravan Seray
Written November 29, 2019
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Augustine Rutasingwa
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania658 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2018 • Business
Bagamoyo was the biggest City during colonial era and because of Slave Trade it was an important hub for Transport between Mainland Africa and outside world. Visit this museum to learn much about that and the struggle along.
Written September 9, 2018
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AmandaAlmand
New York City, NY2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Family
The journey was totally unforgettable and amazing, Everything was well organized, the lodges that Halisi Adventures choses were absolutely perfect.
We learned a lot about history and African culture and have fun on the beach.
Brighton was also super responsive on email as we were setting up our schedules and he was super helpful while we were there.
I cannot recommend Halisi Adventures enough.
Written June 10, 2018
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