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They make an effort

We went just because it was 'something to do' and we were surprisingly happy. It's very small but... read more

Reviewed March 14, 2018
Jen N
Bogota, Colombia
Complex history

A very itouching, small collection, tells about local and African history (19th/20th centuries in... read more

Reviewed November 16, 2017
Eva P
Zurich, Switzerland
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Mango Tree Drive, Bagamoyo, Tanzania
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Reviewed June 10, 2018 via mobile

The journey was totally unforgettable and amazing, Everything was well organized, the lodges that Halisi Adventures choses were absolutely perfect. We learned a lot about history and African culture and have fun on the beach. Brighton was also super responsive on email as we were...More

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Reviewed May 22, 2018 via mobile

What was meant to be a trip down memory lane turned out to be a stressful and ugly experience. I had hoped to wander around the museum stopping and starting where I felt like. But the touts guarding the entrance were aggressive, unfriendly and downright...More

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Reviewed March 14, 2018

We went just because it was 'something to do' and we were surprisingly happy. It's very small but it's nice for what it is.- Don't expect the History Museum of London or New York City. However, if you want to learn a little bit about...More

Thank Jen N
Reviewed January 24, 2018

As with much of Bagamoyo, it has such potential, but is not great. The building has been left to fall into disrepair, and the items within the museum don't look very well cared for. There are some interesting displays, especially if you are interested in...More

1  Thank Emma S
Reviewed November 16, 2017

A very itouching, small collection, tells about local and African history (19th/20th centuries in particular); it is worth a visit.

1  Thank Eva P
Reviewed October 25, 2017

Museum has some interesting documented history of Bagamoyo with photos and artifacts. It is small but hits the historical highlights.

Thank carolmlb
Reviewed October 15, 2017 via mobile

This historic must see place is beautiful and well kept. Everything kept in the museum is well explained. The tour guide was especially friendly and led us well back into the happenings of the area. It was well worth the trip.

Thank Christabel I
Reviewed September 8, 2017

The museum is located about 1.5 km from town center (I would recommend taking a pajiji or taxi as its quite hot & sunny to walk there) It is well worth the visit. I have visited several times, once with a walking tour guide and...More

1  Thank opentechgirl
Reviewed August 26, 2017 via mobile

I think there is confusion on trip advisor about museums in Bagamoyo. We visited the one called the Caravan Serai, which is run by the antiquities department (same as Kaole ruins, same entrance fee prices). There is a small one room museum, which is quite...More

Thank Judith J
Reviewed August 18, 2017

If you love history Bagamoyo is an awesome destination, but if you are looking for a lot of activity I am not sure I would recommend this area, but it is definitely growing

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If you come from Dar es Salaam, take the bus to Bagamoyo Bus Station (2000Tsh), and a Bajaj to the Museum, which is at the Catolic Church. Do combine With a visit to Caravane Seray, the Slave Museum in centre of Bagamoyo.