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Authentic Art Gallery

Great museum with a strong conservation focus. The little gallery out the back is gold! The artists are always busy at work and you can do painting lessons with Simba (one of the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 30 December 2016
Violet M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Natural History Museum in a beautiful surrounding, an old german boma, which you can learn about the human evolution, Colonial period, an early human evolution and more.

Thank Justaz M
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4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Many of the displays are old, but the specimens on display are impressive. Enjoying them depends on one's ability to focus on the artifacts rather than the lack of flashy displays and computerized interactive exhibits - you'll find none of that in this low-budget museum. There are many incredible early hominid fossils, including Australopithecines, Homo erectus, and Homo habilis skulls,... More 

Thank Natalie W
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Great museum with a strong conservation focus. The little gallery out the back is gold! The artists are always busy at work and you can do painting lessons with Simba (one of the very talented artists there).

Thank Violet M
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34 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

Some interesting photos, very few artefacts (early tools and skulls) and lots of stuffed animals among signs calling us to protect animals.

Thank _Mags_NL
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81 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

This was pretty good. The displays are a bit old, the guide very enthusiastic and knowledgeable. The best part was the taxidermy section, very cool to see. The art centre out the back was also good.

Thank Craig J
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28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

I wanted to visit this Museum purely for the taxidermy part after seeing tripadvisor reviews and photos. The young friendly gentleman was lovely in explaining the Museum sections. I did not have shillings as I arrived on a Sunday and headed out. He offered to give change in shillings and was an honest guy. Cost of entry was $10USD and... More 

Thank Sophia Q
Chippenham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

So much to see at the museum and was great to see a taxidermist at work! The place is a little run down but I dont think a lot of tourists go there

Thank MannieB1953
Adelaide, Australia
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162 reviews
43 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016

Ok this collection history, photos and information on the natural history is interesting and informative, but like lots of Tanzania looks like it could do with a bit more TLC and a coat of paint. Its a great way to relax

2 Thank Pete C
Arusha, Tanzania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016

The museum is very unique place to visit and a perfect place to reconcile with history. It is both accommodation for children and a adults as well. a perfect place to spend a whole day.

2 Thank Celine S
Cincinnati, Ohio
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6 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2016 via mobile

The Boma museum offers a nice change from the busy Arusha streets and gives a good background of the natural and human history of the region. It's a quick stop, and not expensive. When I arrived I paid the small fee and chose to check out the museum without a staff guide. The first stop in the museum is a... More 

2 Thank Jim M

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