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Address: P.O.Box 48, Lamu Island, Kenya
Phone Number: +254 42 633073
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Well worth a visit

We had a brilliant guide who was passionate about the topics he was talking about. We learnt alot about the settling of Lamu and how life was/is. Fascinating to hear about the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 22 February 2015
Twiga64
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Stockport, United Kingdom
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Stockport, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2015

We had a brilliant guide who was passionate about the topics he was talking about. We learnt alot about the settling of Lamu and how life was/is. Fascinating to hear about the fishing trade and the customs. Well worth a visit, even if you are not into history

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Nairobi, Kenya
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2015

A great collection of history and culture in the Museum. Worth a visit for first timers in Lamu. The museum is small but well spaced out. Take a guided tour if you can it adds to the experience.

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1 Thank Shushee
Malindi, Kenya
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2014

A good place to visit and include Lamu Fort also, 1-2 hours suffices, a UNESCO heritage site, well managed and preserved indeed by the dedicated team!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2014

We arrived ready to go around on our own and rolling our eyes a bit at the inevitable person who wanted to give us a tour. We grudgingly let him - and were so glad he did. He had a real passion for the place and answered all our questions about the fascinating collection. We spent a good two hours... More 

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Mombasa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2014

Well done.Give you a real and precise picture of the Swahili Culture and Arab influence in the area.

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1 Thank 770Emmanuel
Torquay, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2014

We found our visit to this museum/house very, very interesting and definitely worth seeing both architecturally and historically.

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1 Thank Sharon M
barcelona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2014

Beautiful old Swahili house transformed into Museum that gives a lively impression about living style of past centuries

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Mombasa, Kenya
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2014

I was taken aback by the rich culture and history. In particular Mohammed Kijuma - who has an entire room dedicated to him. Unfortunately very little is known of him by the outside world. Reading about him and listening to Maurice, i had no choice but relate with the likes of Leonardo Da Vinci. Maurine Sialo was extremely helpful at... More 

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Kisumu, Kenya
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2013

Good place to gain some insights on Swahili history and customs, especially on marriage traditions, Swahili doors and if you're interested in dhows there are many models

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Nairobi
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7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2013

The Lamu Museum is situated on the main waterfront street of the Lamu Old Town facing the Manda Bay, the famous racetrack for donkey derbies. It is a magnificent 14th century double storied house that documents the Swahili cultures with specific focus on Historic ruins, Mosques. Lamu Fort is on the second street and provides an age old auditorium where... More 

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