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“Uganda Museum”
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Uganda Museum
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$300.00*
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Full-Day City Tour of Kampala
Ranked #9 of 66 things to do in Kampala
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Owner description: Though larger and more diverse collections are housed elsewhere, the hands-on traditional drums and other musical instruments are the highlight of this modest collection.
Reviewed January 27, 2012

A very good place that one should not live out When in Uganda . It is lovely for it gives you a clear picture of the history of Uganda plus the animals that became extinct and only their head skulls can be seen in the museum .

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Reviewed January 20, 2012

Went to visit the Museum in early January 2012. If you are looking for a museum telling you about the colonial period, Idi Amin, guerilla war, etc. It's not this one! This is primarily an ethnographic museum about the different tribes in Uganda, the prehistoric period, animals found in Uganda (you can look at a panel of about a hundred small illuminated Kodak slides from about 1968...) and archaelogical researches. There is a smaller section "modernized" ( I am being very generous here) to include transportation, economy and ... olympics (!!??) Perhaps the most interesting thing (and certainly if you are going with kids) is in the backyard of the museum where they have constructed a number of different huts to show the regional differences in Uganda. In conclusion, this museum could be very interesting but it would need a major investment to be completely redone. To do only if you have time to spare...

Thank Seb-trotter
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Reviewed January 20, 2012

It is the fantastic collection of ritual masks which makes a visit to this museum worth-while. A guide demonstrating traditional musical instruments also stirred our interest, and outside there's a fine exhibit of traditional houses. Unfortunately, they were all closed during our visit - it would have been nice to get a peek inside. Apart from this, it seemed to us a rather outdated museum of natural history - the kind that made us hate museums when we were kids!

Thank Nohmad
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Reviewed January 14, 2012

A very old fashioned museum with lots of dusty cases - good for an idle hour in an afternoon. if you are very fascinated in musical instruments or costumes this might grap you more than it did us. We found the peeling information sheet on chimpanzees interesting, as well as the section on Ankole cattle.

Thank burtonLondon
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Reviewed January 11, 2012

I placed a Touch-Cabinet in the Kampala Museum as part of my MA Research Programme for the University of Ulster. I was assisted by students of the Michelangelo School of Creative Arts and we had a real fun time explaining to visitors about the importance of touch and interaction in the Museum
Tineke Kroes , Northern Ireland

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