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Natural History Museum

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Leopold Takawira Avenue | Centenary Park, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
+263 9 230 046
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Superb museum with a vast array of offerings.

The Natural History Museum of Zimbabwe is actually the fifth purpose-built building to inhabit the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
midway42
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Minnesota
A wonderful place to spend an afternoon

This museum is kept to high standards and the artifacts and animals in the displays are well... read more

Reviewed March 30, 2018
Gugu H
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Harare, Zimbabwe
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Since 1964 this four-story museum has been an important homage to the history, culture and people of Africa.
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good32%
  • Average13%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“few hours” (9 reviews)
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Hours Today: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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Leopold Takawira Avenue | Centenary Park, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
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+263 9 230 046
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"stuffed animals"
in 8 reviews
"few hours"
in 9 reviews
"great displays"
in 5 reviews
"geology section"
in 2 reviews
"early pioneers"
in 2 reviews
"colonial era"
in 2 reviews
"different sections"
in 2 reviews
"behind glass"
in 2 reviews
"out of date"
in 2 reviews
"world class"
in 3 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 7 reviews
"step back in time"
in 2 reviews
"southern africa"
in 4 reviews
"keep up the good work"
in 2 reviews
"city centre"
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"great zimbabwe"
in 2 reviews
"insects"
in 11 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The Natural History Museum of Zimbabwe is actually the fifth purpose-built building to inhabit the area and function as a museum. Inaugurated in 1961 by the Bulawayo City Council, the present museum was funded by over 150 different trusts, companies, and private individuals. It was...More

Thank midway42
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Reviewed March 30, 2018

This museum is kept to high standards and the artifacts and animals in the displays are well preserved. I enjoyed it so much the first time, that I have been back 3 more times. The staff are helpful and friendly and you can learn a...More

Thank Gugu H
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Reviewed March 28, 2018 via mobile

Old needs to keep up with the times. I visited it for the first time when i was doing a school trip 20 years ago. Nothing has changed. There should be more content to get visitors excited . Surrounding gardens also need help with upkeep.

Thank Flash N
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Reviewed March 25, 2018 via mobile

This place is at the edge of the city. There is so much contained within the building. If you are going to visit you need to set aside several hours for the visit. The establishment is due some modernisation but do let this put you...More

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Reviewed March 16, 2018

Fairly expensive to get in, but totally worth it. It's a total step back in time with hand painted signs and a huge array of stuffed animals. Totally worth it.

Thank 3EmmaRP
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Reviewed March 4, 2018

Outstanding animal, bird and insect exhibits. Well documented historical depiction of the of Zimbabwe. Interesting geology presentation. Fascinating live snake exhibition!

Thank sandyzim
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Reviewed January 26, 2018 via mobile

Had a wonderful afternoon walking around the museum. I am 36 now and last visited when I was about 10 and a schoolboy in Bulawayo. Very interesting to go back after so many years. Not much has changed since then in terms of deco and...More

1  Thank JJZ241929
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Reviewed January 22, 2018 via mobile

We took our preschool there as we had done a project on reptiles. The children loved seeing all the animals although a few were terrified of the animal noises.

Thank gkconnery1967
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Reviewed January 21, 2018 via mobile

Still has one of the best archaeological and historical exhibits in Africa. Very fun afternoon well spent.

Thank Claude M
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Reviewed January 8, 2018

I went to Bulawayo natural history museum they got nice fitted museum, the history ,animals and mines. The problem is they don't clean the grass have grown up to 1.7 m tall

Thank Makuvhile
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Para M
December 22, 2016|
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Response from Malcolm B | Reviewed this property |
Your best bet would be to phone them on the following numbers ( +263) 9 250045 or 9 23004 they are also on face book
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