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“Worth a visit despite poor quality”
Review of Uganda Museum

Uganda Museum
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$300.00*
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Full-Day City Tour of Kampala
Ranked #19 of 71 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 March 1, 2014

I was surprised that the museum had very little on recent history. The exhibits were bizarre. The musical instruments action was best and there were some people playing which was really good. Some of the exhibits just didn't exist (a completely empty area below a sign on oil and gas development). There were statues without plaques and random stuff. Parts of the museum smelled like urine. I suspect that, given resources, the museum isn't a high priority. It didn't help that staff seemed disinterested in the whole affair. Regardless, it was worth the visit for some of the information on tribes, music, pottery and so on. We also think it important to visit the museum to support its development. A really good museum would help with tourism in the city. We walked from downtown to the museum, which, though a long walk, was great to get a feel for the city. Then we took a boda-boda to the craft stalls- which was an adventure worth the trip.

Thank AHB007
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Reviewed February 19, 2014

A visit to the Uganda museum is very worthwhile for anyone getting to Uganda for the first time. There is a lot to learn about Uganda's history, culture, economy and politics, etc. You have missed a lot if you miss this tour.

The staff are very friendly, helpful, knowledgeable and make sure all your questions are answered in the best way. They do not pretend to be experts on Uganda, but they leave you satisfied.

To have a rewarding tour, put aside at least three hours of your day, in that way you will be able to exhaust all the sections.

1  Thank ChrisRKasangaki
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Reviewed January 30, 2014

We were surprised by the quality of exhibits in this small museum in Kampala. A worthwhile introduction to the country and its people.

Thank africaadv
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Reviewed January 19, 2014

During my stay in Uganda when my friend was ill, I took two of our sponsor children to the National Museum in Kampala. I was happy that I could give them this opportunity, however for Dutch "have seen it all people" it is just another dusty building with ancient left overs of Ugandan past. Outside our boys ran towards the huts of their clan and inside they saw the things they learned at school. My glass of bear in nextdoor bar was my reward for keeping track of 2 hours museum.

Thank Bulamu
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Reviewed January 1, 2014

If you have time in Kampala, it is worth a half hour to hour to visit to this museum as it helps to orient you to the various tribes & kingdoms in Uganda. Also there is an interesting collection of musical instruments. The museum however is a bit run down with missing lights in some displays

1  Thank Patricia S
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