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Bagamoyo Museum

Mango Tree Drive, Bagamoyo, Tanzania
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They make an effort

We went just because it was 'something to do' and we were surprisingly happy. It's very small but... read more

Reviewed March 14, 2018
Jen N
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Bogota, Colombia
Small with some interesting items, but not great

As with much of Bagamoyo, it has such potential, but is not great. The building has been left to... read more

Reviewed January 25, 2018
Emma S
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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Mango Tree Drive, Bagamoyo, Tanzania
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Reviewed March 14, 2018

We went just because it was 'something to do' and we were surprisingly happy. It's very small but it's nice for what it is.- Don't expect the History Museum of London or New York City. However, if you want to learn a little bit about...More

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Reviewed January 25, 2018

As with much of Bagamoyo, it has such potential, but is not great. The building has been left to fall into disrepair, and the items within the museum don't look very well cared for. There are some interesting displays, especially if you are interested in...More

1  Thank Emma S
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Reviewed November 17, 2017

A very itouching, small collection, tells about local and African history (19th/20th centuries in particular); it is worth a visit.

1  Thank Eva P
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Reviewed October 25, 2017

Museum has some interesting documented history of Bagamoyo with photos and artifacts. It is small but hits the historical highlights.

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Reviewed October 16, 2017 via mobile

This historic must see place is beautiful and well kept. Everything kept in the museum is well explained. The tour guide was especially friendly and led us well back into the happenings of the area. It was well worth the trip.

Thank Christabel I
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Reviewed September 8, 2017

The museum is located about 1.5 km from town center (I would recommend taking a pajiji or taxi as its quite hot & sunny to walk there) It is well worth the visit. I have visited several times, once with a walking tour guide and...More

1  Thank opentechgirl
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Reviewed August 26, 2017 via mobile

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...More

Thank Judith J
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Reviewed August 18, 2017

If you love history Bagamoyo is an awesome destination, but if you are looking for a lot of activity I am not sure I would recommend this area, but it is definitely growing

Thank Jannik A
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Reviewed April 30, 2017

Small but interesting museum with displays of traditional handcrafts and information about the slave trade from inland Africa to Zanzibar. Myabe only interesting for those with a broader interest of African history, but a good lesson for those who are not.

Thank Olav12345
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Reviewed March 6, 2017

The Museum gives a good introduction to the earlier explorers of Africa, the slave and ivory trade etc. A must to visit when you are in Bagamoyo!

Thank avadeler
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mkomba1abel
April 13, 2017|
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Response from avadeler | Reviewed this property |
If you come from Dar es Salaam, take the bus to Bagamoyo Bus Station (2000Tsh), and a Bajaj to the Museum, which is at the Catolic Church. Do combine With a visit to Caravane Seray, the Slave Museum in centre of Bagamoyo.
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