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National Museum & House of Culture
National Museum & House of Culture

National Museum & House of Culture

5 Shaaban Robert St, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
+255 712 562 397 Visit Website Category: Attractions

Step Back in Time at the National Museum & House of Culture

Embark on a journey through Tanzania's illustrious past at the National Museum & House of Culture. Originally opened in 1940 as a memorial to King George V, today the museum is home to important fossils of some of the earliest human ancestors unearthed during the Leakey digs at Olduvai Gorge. Visitors will also find a small collection of vintage cars, including the Rolls Royce used by the former president, Julius Nyerere. With its ethnographic displays on traditional crafts, customs, ornaments, and musical instruments, along with exhibits showcasing Tanzania's tribal heritage and the impact of the slave trade and colonial periods, this attraction is a treasure trove for history enthusiasts.


Prices -

  • Adult Tsh 6500 ($2.83)
  • Student Tsh 2600 ($1.13)

Hours -

9:30 am to 6 pm


  • Education
  • Concerts
  • Vintage Auto Exhibit
  • Art Exhibits


  • How do I get to the National Museum & House of Culture?

    If you are in the city, you can board a UDA public bus from Kariakoo and Mnazi Mmoja stations. The bus route passes right in front of the museum. Alternatively, you can also try the BRT bus service. If you choose this option, you will have to do some walking before finally getting to your destination.
  • Does the National Museum & House of Culture have activities for children?

    This popular Dar es Salaam attraction is a great place for enjoying a fun-filled day with your kids. With a myriad of unique educational exhibits, the National Museum & House of Culture offers experiences that are as engaging as they are enlightening. The museum also has a dedicated library for children.

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