Malindi Museum
Malindi Museum
3.5

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ryanc3
northampton,england443 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021
the history of the malindi museum ,gives a good story of what has gone on over the years and the relics in the museum ,are interesting ,with brief details alongside them, worth a peak
Written January 21, 2022
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west1983
London, UK323 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020
Very run down to that the extent that the most interesting item was a super sized lizard which e disturbed. Some very generic Swahili displays and a few items from whenever. There is little accessible information. A pity, this region has a rich history.
Written November 27, 2020
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Diana N
Nairobi, Kenya11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
Honestly enjoyed every bit of learning about the coastal culture. There are a lot of artefacts to see.
Written December 10, 2019
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mohyahiaoui
Algiers, Algeria3 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018
The museum is modest 2 level building but has interesting items, mainly archeological pieces taken out from the sea such wooden pulleys, ancient anchors, and old parchments The main attraction is the fossile fish, still living at large which anatomy hasn't changed since the dinosaur time. Take time to talk to Ceasar, the manager of the museum and underwater archeologist...and very friendly
Written July 18, 2019
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Dan W
Portland, OR1,930 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2018 • Solo
This museum is easy to find and an easy walk from anywhere in town. It’s a very nice building with some history and the curator/caretaker is quite proud of the little collection of pictures and artifacts. There are four rooms, two up and two down along with some exhibits in the halls. Not a whole lot to see- 20-30 minutes at most. The ticket ($5) is good for a visit to the Vasco de Gama Pilar as well.
Written September 3, 2018
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Mommydoe
Winston Salem, North Carolina115 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Solo
When I asked why the building was called “The Columns House”, my guide pointed to the columns on the front of the building and said, “Because it has these columns...”

It basically has two small, very dark rooms, one dedicated to a strange little display of the fishing industry in the area, and the other to the preserved carcass of a coelacanth found off the coast nearby.

The building also houses a small library upstairs, which apparently has books in English, Italian and Swahili! I told them I might come back if we had another rainy day...

This used to be the only building of the museum, but now it’s one of four locations that comprise a little circuit run by the museum society. If you LOVE old buildings, this might be fascinating enough for you, but if you are looking for a museum experience, you will probably leave unsatisfied.
Written July 7, 2018
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Khalid
Arusha, Tanzania225 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018
The two roomed museum is dedicated to a rare species of fish found of the East African coast. The entire focus of the museum was on the discovery and science of the fish with nothing much to do with Malindi cultural history.

There was a small discription of what the house of columns used to be for. Thats it. The book display was decent and i finally did buy a book on Malindi. The staff was friendly, however the museum itself is showing years of neglect.
Written March 2, 2018
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Maddie Y
Nairobi Region, Kenya10 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2016 • Solo
I stopped by the museum on my way from the Vasco da Gama pillar. I expected some details about the history of the town but was utterly disappointed to find that the entire museum display was dedicated to a rare fish( coelecanth).
Written August 2, 2016
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KinanaMunene
Mombasa, Kenya16 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2015 • Family
@Vasco da Gama pillar,you learn a lot from13th century.Located along the coastline means you can have an excursion and enjoy a hot afternoon.There is actual evidence about the historical town and you can have a glance of some items at the museum.
Written May 30, 2016
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Emma E
16 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2016 • Solo
The museum is part of a circuit of four Malindi attractions: apart from the main museum there is the Vasco da Gama pillar, the Portugese chapel, and the House of Columns. While the ticket to all these is very good value, and good and knowledgeable guides are available, the exhibitions at the Museum and at the House of Columns are a bit dusty and could be made much more appealing, to really showcase the rich history of Malindi. All in all however, would definitely recommend touring these places if visiting Malindi.
Written May 29, 2016
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