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Mozambique National Ethnographic Museum

Rua Francisco Matanga, Nampula 3100, Mozambique
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Old fashioned, quaint ... quiet

There is not a lot to do in Nampula, and this won't keep you busy for long. It is comprehensive and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Karen H
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Arusha
Okay for something to do in Nampula

It was okay. There's signage and explanations in English. There's a small craft market behind the... read more

Reviewed 2 January 2017
Eric D
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Toronto, Canada
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  • Average21%
  • Poor21%
  • Terrible0%
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“carvings” (4 reviews)
“market” (2 reviews)
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Rua Francisco Matanga, Nampula 3100, Mozambique
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is not a lot to do in Nampula, and this won't keep you busy for long. It is comprehensive and interesting in places but dont expect too much, it is only two floors. The shops at the back are quite fun with better prices...More

Thank Karen H
Reviewed 2 January 2017

It was okay. There's signage and explanations in English. There's a small craft market behind the museum, which had really good quality crafts.

Thank Eric D
Reviewed 9 May 2016 via mobile

There's very little to see in Nampula. The museum is overpriced (100m) given the limited exhibits. 15 mins max.

Thank A380fan
Reviewed 29 March 2016

This museum and much of its collections date back to the colonial period. The exhibits do not have captions. The artefacts focus on rural crafts and on masks. There are some excellent items of great interest to ethnographers but the museum has not bee updated....More

Thank malynnewitt
Reviewed 7 December 2015

A Perfect place to see "Arte Makonde "- The black wood carving sculpture art from Makonde Tribe who belongs to Northern part of Mozambique.

Thank irfan q
Reviewed 29 September 2015

As overall in Mozambique isn't that many museums - i can say best thing to visit in Nampula if you are interested know some more about locals traditions. I enjoyed also the guide, who really tried explain as well as he could all me interesting...More

Thank Lasmijs
Reviewed 6 September 2015

Never really went in, because the gate is the middle of hawkers. I ended u enjoying the restaurant behind it with arts and crafts, very authentic Mozambique artworks. It gets hot in mid-day, so shops close between 12:00 and 2pm

Thank Victor K
Reviewed 1 September 2015

Interesting museum right in the middle of Nampula. Worth a look. Quite a few exhibits, more than I expected.

Thank Jon B
Reviewed 8 July 2015

visiting the museum was an interesting option in Nampula. The collection is not very well curated, however it tells a lot about contemporary Mozambique and Nampula, especially about the makhuwa and maconde people. Artifacts are organized in an evolutionary, thus quite outdated way, but still...More

Thank gaborbasch
Reviewed 2 July 2015

We had come to Nampula expressly to see this 'famous' museum, but were bitterly disappointed. The curator tried to tell us about the displays, a mix of ethnic items from various regions, poorly displayed and dusty, but he had no English and we no Portuguese,...More

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