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“Natural History Mueum-Bulawayo”

Natural History Museum
Ranked #2 of 16 things to do in Bulawayo
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Owner description: Since 1964 this four-story museum has been an important homage to the history, culture and people of Africa.
Reviewed October 22, 2010

My husband & I visited this museum and had mixed feelings. Having volunteered for the Natural History Museum in our own city, I was saddened by the physical condition of the Bulawayo museum (exhibit cases with burned out lights, old tattered carpeting, couches with torn seats and stuffing foam visible). However, there are some very good exhibits upstairs worth seeing in the Hall of Man. There are some fantastic indiginous clothing and tools, along with great personal effects of some of the early settlers of Rhodesia and Bulawayo. Hand-embroidered panels as long as several hallways made by a local ladies guild is quite impressive. In addition, there are collections of native birds, insects, and mammals (including a 50 yr old elephant) that children will enjoy. I agree that for locals the $3 price is fair, $10 for foreigners is a little overpriced, but I would still recommend a visit.

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Reviewed June 23, 2010

We went to the Natural History Museum during our stay in Bulawayo in june 2010. Besides the fact that the price difference between locals and foreigners is a bit exagerated (USD 3 for locals, USD 10 for foreigners) and that they want to charge you USD 5 for 5 pictures if you want to take your camera, the museum has some interesting displays on the history of Zimbabwe and about the local wildlife. It's not a must see, but if you've got some time it's well worth visiting.

3  Thank Joel28
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Reviewed October 25, 2009

Leopold Takawira Avenue. Officially opened in 1964, the Museum contains some superb and unique displays with exibits illustrating the history, mineral wealth and wildlife of Zimbabwe, including the second largest mounted elephant in the world. Open daily and Public Hollidays (except Christmas Day and Good Friday) from 9am - 5pm. Refreshments available. Entrance charge in foreign currency for visitors : 10usd - local visitors 5usd

8  Thank dany2001bw
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Reviewed January 8, 2008

ive been to this place a few time it a very old under funded place i think its what museums in england must have been like in 1962 i do nt think this place has added much since you have to fill out a form to get in and show id to get in then they want usd if not local there is a very big stuffed elephant thats worth seeing when we were leaveing the policeman at the gate started to hassal but nothing a few dollars could nt fix

3  Thank lostagain84
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Reviewed April 29, 2017
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