We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“worth a huge detour”

Natural History Museum
Ranked #2 of 14 things to do in Bulawayo
Certificate of Excellence
More attraction details
Attraction details
Owner description: Since 1964 this four-story museum has been an important homage to the history, culture and people of Africa.
Bratislava, Slovakia
Level 3 Contributor
23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“worth a huge detour”
Reviewed November 3, 2013

Loved the extensive overwiew of Zims natural wonders, loved the stuffed elephant
Take a torch or headlamp, as electricity is not always available for lighting up the displays

Visited December 2012
Helpful?
Thank Maya W
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

129 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    69
    42
    16
    2
    0
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Any
English first
Bulawayo, Matabeleland North, Zimbabwe
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Natural History Museum, Bulawayo”
Reviewed October 12, 2013

Wonderful museum with loads to see and something for everyone, young and old alike take your time and explore... it's easy to miss some exhibits...

Visited August 2013
Helpful?
Thank Ro H
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Fort Collins, Colorado
Level 5 Contributor
83 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Pricey But Worth It”
Reviewed September 5, 2013

If you have some time in Bulawayo this museum is worth a few hours. It is obvious that it is in a state of decline and disrepair though. But you will learn a lot about the history of the nation. They do not allow photos though which was dissapointing. They say it is for security reasons?

They do over charge and I wonder where the money is going but that seems to be the norm in Zim.

Visited July 2013
Helpful?
Thank Daryle D
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Nanaimo, Canada
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“A time capsule.”
Reviewed August 30, 2013 via mobile

Informative, delightful. Outdated yet charming. A family affair. Take your time in this museum. There is much to be learned!

Visited August 2013
Helpful?
Thank Jennifer K
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“Lose your self for a few hours”
Reviewed August 1, 2013

The natural history museum is an excellent place to spend a couple of hours checking out the history of zimbabwe. There are many interesting exhibits of a high quality including the second largest mounted elephant. This place is a must for all travelers to bulawayo.

Visited April 2013
Helpful?
Thank Anton S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Natural History Museum also viewed

Bulawayo, Bulawayo Province
Bulawayo, Bulawayo Province
 
Bulawayo, Bulawayo Province
Bulawayo, Bulawayo Province
 

Been to Natural History Museum? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing